BUS 258 — The Emotionally Intelligent Leader
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Oct 14—Nov 11
Time: 5:00—7:00 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Oct 16
Instructor(s): Laura Delizonna
Emotional intelligence is a proven differentiator in both the competitive climb up the corporate ladder and the establishment of personal well-being. Emerging and established leaders need to navigate the increasing uncertainty, volatility, complexity, and interdependent environment of the modern workplace. In this course, students will learn science-based frameworks for building this often-elusive skill set. Students will have the opportunity to build key emotional intelligence competencies: self-awareness (of their vision, values-in-action, and mindfulness); self-management (including emotional attunement, response flexibility, resilience, and growth mindset); and relational intelligence (to foster team psychological safety, diversity of thought, positive conflict, and influence). We will also explore how leaders can cultivate whole-life success for themselves and their teams without sacrificing ambition, becoming “soft,” or losing their winning edge. In a learn-by-doing approach, students will assess, plan, implement, and track impact to create new mental and behavioral habits at work and in their personal life. Class sessions will include small-group breakouts, discussions, meditations, and action planning. Students also will complete homework readings, daily exercises, and tracking logs. By improving their inner game, leaders will be able to bring out the best in themselves and others in order to achieve high individual and team performance and organizational impact.
Laura Delizonna, Executive Coach; Speaker; AuthorLaura Delizonna is a positive psychologist specializing in optimal performance and whole life success. She works with leaders at top companies worldwide to increase team performance, effective leadership, and positive company culture, focusing on team collaboration, psychological safety, resilience, and communication. She has delivered trainings at such companies as Google, Facebook, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, and Uber. Delizonna received a PhD from Boston University and has taught at Continuing Studies since 2005.
Textbooks for this course:
(Recommended) Laura Delizonna & Ted Anstedt, Mindful Leaders: A Self-Coaching Guide and Toolkit (ISBN 978-1511763288)