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

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Oct 4—Nov 12
Refund Deadline: Oct 7
Unit: 1
Tuition: $535
Instructor(s): Marta Hanson
Limit: 40
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Flex Online(About Formats)
Oct 4—Nov 12
6 weeks
Refund Date
Oct 7
1 Unit
Marta Hanson
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
What happens when we consider 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.

Principal, Social Impact Coaching

Marta Hanson is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and has worked with dozens of advocacy organizations, leadership academies, and entrepreneurs across the country. She served as a national co-chair for the New Leaders Council Women’s Caucus and co-chaired the Stanford Alumni Women’s Impact Network board for six years. Her work on strengths-based leadership has been featured in Forbes and General Assembly, among others. She received an MPA from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Gallup & Tom Rath, StrengthsFinder 2.0 (ISBN 9781595620156)