About the course
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.
WHAT MAKES OUR ONLINE COURSES UNIQUE:
Course sizes are limited.
You won't have 5,000 classmates. This course's enrollment is capped at 50 participants.
Frequent interaction with the instructor.
You aren't expected to work through the material alone. Instructors will answer questions and interact with students on the discussion board and through weekly video meetings.
Study with a vibrant peer group.
Stanford Continuing Studies courses attract thoughtful and engaged students who take courses for the love of learning. Students in each course will exchange ideas with one another through easy-to-use message boards as well as optional weekly real-time video conferences.
Direct feedback from the instructor.
Instructors will review and offer feedback on assignment submissions. Students are not required to turn in assignments, but for those who do, their work is graded by the instructor.
Courses offer the flexibility to participate on your own schedule.
Course work is completed on a weekly basis when you have the time. You can log in and participate in the class whenever it's convenient for you. If you can’t attend the weekly video meetings, the sessions are always recorded for you and your instructor is just an email away.
I am a passionate advocate working at the intersection of organizational leadership and social change. I have a deep commitment to equity in all my work, and I love building strong coalitional partnerships, turning mission-driven strategy into action, and doing my part to help build the world we ...
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