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WSP 179 B — The Exceptional Leader: A Framework for Successful, Scalable, and Impactful Leadership

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Sat/Sun
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Jun 3—Jun 4
Time: 10:00 am—5:00 pm 
Drop Deadline: May 27
Unit: 1
Tuition: $405
Addtl. Fee: $5 (non-refundable)
Limit: 30
Instructor(s): Danielle Harlan
Status: Closed
On-campus course
10:00 am—5:00 pm 
Jun 3—Jun 4
2 days
Drop By
May 27
1 Unit
Addtl. Fee: $5 (non-refundable)
Danielle Harlan
Have you ever worked with a terrible leader or boss? If so, you’re not alone. According to Robert Hogan, author of Personality and the Fate of Organizations, 75 percent of people believe that working with their boss is the worst and most stressful part of their job. What’s more, according to a recent Gallup poll, only 13 percent of employees worldwide feel truly engaged with their work. Trends like these are troubling—both for individuals and organizations. Simply put, the modern world is demanding more high-quality leaders than it is currently producing. The good news is that building the knowledge, skills, and mindsets for outstanding leadership does not depend on having remarkable gifts or unique personality traits. The secret to success is surprisingly simple and achievable by most people.

Drawing on the philosophy and science of leadership, we will focus on the two major competencies of successful and impactful leaders: personal and interpersonal leadership, and team and organizational leadership. The first focuses on authenticity and working well with others, while the latter centers on building a successful and ethical culture, and identifying and bringing a vision to life. In this highly interactive workshop, you will participate in a series of experiential and reflective activities that will help you develop skills and techniques for effectively building on each of these competencies to enhance your leadership abilities. This course will be particularly relevant to managers, supervisors, team leaders, and others who aspire to develop high-performance leadership competencies.

This course includes a non-refundable materials fee of $5 to be paid at the time of registration.

Due to its short format, this workshop may not be taken for a Letter Grade. However, Credit/No Credit is available.

This course covers the same content as section A.

Danielle Harlan, Founder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential

Danielle Harlan helps individuals and organizations to be exceptional and maximize their impact. She is the author of The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who Are Redefining Leadership. She received a PhD in political science and an MA in education from Stanford, where she received a Centennial Teaching Award.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Danielle Harlan, The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who are Redefining Leadership (ISBN 1259641910)