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BUS 258 — The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Jan 17—Feb 14
Time: 5:00—7:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 19
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $495
Instructor(s): Laura Delizonna
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Live Online(About Formats)
5:00—7:00 pm (PT)
Jan 17—Feb 14
5 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 19
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Laura Delizonna
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
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. They also will have the opportunity to build key emotional intelligence competencies. These include 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 effective teaming, psychological safety, inclusion, diversity of thought, and positive conflict). 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 as they 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.

Speaker; Author; Executive Coach

Laura Delizonna works with leaders and their teams at major enterprises worldwide to increase team performance, effective leadership, and positive company culture, focusing on collaboration, psychological safety, resilience, and communication. She has delivered trainings at Google, Facebook, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, the Golden State Warriors, and Uber, among others. She received a PhD from Boston University and has taught for Continuing Studies since 2005.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Laura Delizonna & Ted Anstedt, Mindful Leaders:: A Self-Coaching Guide & Toolkit (Positive Psychology and the Keys to Happiness) (ISBN 978-1511763288 )