After decades of research, teaching, and practice around the world, award-winning professor and best-selling author, Stew Friedman deeply understands how leadership applies to all parts of life. This course is his proven method for creating sustainable change. You explore what and who matter most and then undertake real-world experiments to pursue “four-way wins” – success at work, at home, in the community, and for your private self (mind, body, spirit). Learn how to find harmony and increase your leadership impact, now and throughout your life.
What You'll Learn
Discover and articulate your core values and leadership vision
Connect meaningfully with your most important people
Design and implement experiments for “four-way wins”
Bring others along with you as you create sustainable change
1. Begin a New Leadership Journey
Understand our course goals and specify your own. Then, look back at critical episodes in your life history and describe someone you admire to start the next phase of your growth as a leader.
2. Identify Your Values and Envision a Better Future
Learn how to explain what matters most to you and how to produce a leadership vision statement that vividly illustrates the future you want to create.
3. Take the Four-Way View
Diagnose the fit between what matters to you in the different parts of your life as a leader and where both your mind and your heart are actually focused.
4. Recognize Your Stakeholders
Explore what it means to be whole as a leader in all the different parts of life by identifying the key stakeholders in each domain, why they matter to you, and what you need from each other.
5. Dialogue with Your Stakeholders
Prepare for and then conduct dialogues with two or three stakeholders at work, at home, and in the community to both build trust and gain support for your leadership vision.
6. Design Experiments for Four-Way Wins
Design a game plan and scorecard for an experiment intended to produce a four-way win — demonstrable gains for your work, your home, your community, and your private self.
7. Create Sustainable Change
Learn how to create meaningful change that lasts by overcoming resistance and getting people on your side as you strive to make things better for them, and for you.
8. Keep Learning to Lead Your Life
Reflect on lessons you have learned about what it takes to grow as a leader in all parts of your life, for the rest of your life.