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

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 15—Mar 12
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Jan 28
Unit: 1
Tuition: $540
Instructor(s): Marta Hanson
Limit: 40
Status: Open
Please Note: No class on February 26
Winter
On-campus
Tuesdays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Jan 15—Mar 12
8 weeks
Drop By
Jan 28
1 Unit
Fees
$540
Instructor(s):
Marta Hanson
Limit
40
Open
Please Note: No class on February 26
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 CliftonStrengths assessment, which measures natural patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Today, Gallup research shows that 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 will start by interpreting your results from the CliftonStrengths 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 will 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 Profile 10 Assessment ($19.99). If you have completed the assessment within the last five years, retaking the assessment is optional. Participants are also strongly encouraged to purchase access to their complete strengths profile for a more comprehensive approach (an additional $39.99). 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, and entrepreneurs, among others.

Textbooks for this course:

Students may either purchase a copy of required book, which includes a CliftonStrengths assessment access code, or purchase the access code directly through gallupstrengthscenter.com.
(Required) Tom Rath, StrengthsFinder 2.0 (ISBN 978-1-59562-015-6)
DOWNLOAD THE PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS » (subject to change)