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BUS 168 — Strengths-Based Leadership: Increase Your Impact and Thrive

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Sep 25—Nov 27
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 8
Unit: 1
Tuition: $525
Instructor(s): Marta Hanson
Limit: 40
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 6 and November 20
On-campus course
7:00—8:50 pm
Sep 25—Nov 27
8 weeks
Drop By
Oct 8
1 Unit
Marta Hanson
Please Note: No class on November 6 and November 20
"What will happen when we think about what is right with people rather than fixating on what is wrong with them?” This question inspired four decades of research and the development of the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which measures natural patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Today, Gallup research shows people who use their strengths daily are six times more likely to be engaged at work and three times more likely to say they have an excellent quality of life. Who wouldn’t want that?

In this course, we will explore leadership and impact through the lens of strengths. We’ll start by interpreting your results from the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment: What do they reveal about how you best strategize, influence, build relationships, and get things done? This course will help you articulate not just why, but how you most naturally achieve success, and how to put this knowledge to future action. Whatever your goals—honing your management style, switching careers, communicating more effectively—you’ll develop tangible actions each week that creatively use your strengths to achieve those goals. Through group exercises, laser coaching, and weekly intentions, you will leave the course with a deeper understanding of your unique capabilities, an implemented plan toward your desired impact, and the confidence to continue your journey as a strengths-based leader.

Please note: Prior to the first class session, all participants are required to complete the online Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment ($19.99). If you have completed the assessment within the last five years, re-taking the assessment is optional. Participants are also strongly encouraged to purchase access to their complete strengths profile for a more comprehensive approach (an additional $69.99). More information will be provided upon registration.

Marta Hanson, Principal, Social Impact Coaching; Assistant Dean & Associate Director, Stanford Women’s Community Center

Marta Hanson works at the intersection of leadership development and social change. She is on the San Francisco board of New Leaders Council and is board co-chair of the Stanford Alumni Women’s Impact Network. She is a Certified Strengths Coach through Gallup, and has worked with nonprofits, leadership academies, entrepreneurs, and more.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Tom Rath, StrengthsFinder 2.0 (ISBN 978-1-59562-015-6)