Leading the Life You Want
School: Wharton School
Registration Link: REGISTER HERE
Start Date: December 4, 2017 (4 Weeks Long)
Workload: 2-3 Hours Per Week
Instructor: Stewart D. Friedman
Credentials: A management professor at Wharton since 1984, Dr. Friedman has been ranked among the top 50 business thinkers by Thinkers50 and recognized by Working Mother as one of America’s 25 most influential men. He founded Wharton’s Leadership program and Work/Life Integration Project. He has consulted for organizations ranging from the United Nations to the White House. He also spent two years at Ford as a senior executive for leadership development, where he instituted a cultural transformation initiative that drew over 2500 managerial participants. A prolific author, Friedman is jokingly referred to as a “rock star” among Wharton professors.
Graded: Students will earn a verified certificate for completing this course.
Description: Feel overwhelmed? Lack a sense of purpose? Maybe even carry around a sense of guilt? Most people eventually reach this point in their careers, as they battle to somehow balance work with their family commitments and spiritual needs. That’s one reason why Friedman authored Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life, a best-seller that incorporated a lifetime of research into what enriches our lives. He found that truly successful professionals needed to integrate the leadership principles of being real, whole, and innovative to harmonize their work, home, community, and spiritual domains.
In his book – and in this course – Friedman illustrates these values through his in-depth interviews with people ranging from Michelle Obama and Sheryl Sandberg to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Tierney. To help students reflect on their own lives, he also offers several exercises designed to identify their passions and match values with action. In doing so, students will become more confident leaders in all phases of their lives.
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