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Building Your Leadership Skills

HEC Paris via Coursera


When taking this course, you will raise your own self-awareness and gain self-confidence for a better leadership. You will discover a new approach to leadership based on trust and sense. The “Savoir-Relier” leadership, a new approach of leadership, taught to HEC MBA’s student and top executives, enables better team leadership and encourages relationships between people in spite of their differences of opinion. You will develop relational skills, self-knowledge and self-awareness on the way to unfold your own leadership style. You’ll learn the skills of The Savoir-Relier (SR) methodology for better connecting with yourself or others by going through the following 4 steps for successful leadership: Introspection, Conversation, Resilience and Responsibility toward Value Creation. In this first MOOC of the "Inspirational Leadership" specialization, you will practice the first two steps of the method for successful leadership: Introspection and Conversation. You will get to know yourself better during the Introspection part and get a chance to improve your communication skills in order to better interact with others. You will meet people like you who will share their stories and their experience with Savoir-Relier and why it is so inspiring for them in their life. Together, you’ll develop greater self-awareness by developing a leadership self-portrait and going through fun activities to increase your empathy and communication. Leaders from different organizations and participants of the HEC Paris Leadership Certificate, the program from which this course and specialization are inspired, will share with you their insights about what it takes to become a great leader and what they are able to achieve now that they apply The Savoir-Relier methodology. This course is part of the specialization “Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense”. In the next courses, you'll go through the second two steps of leadership: Resilience and Responsibility toward Value Creation.


  • Your inspirational leadership journey
    • In this module, you will discover a new approach to leadership, the savoir-relier, which is based on the capacity to build quality and trustworthy relationships. You will hear and watch people who have embarked on the same journey as you who will share their stories and their experience with Savoir-Relier. You will see why it is so inspiring for them in their life and find your own motivation to participate. You will reflect on your inspiration to lead and your personal leadership references to give an orientation to your personal leadership journey. You will capture the value of the step by step process which will help you define your leadership style. So get started and enjoy the journey with us!
  • Introspection to grow your self-awareness and sensibility
    • In this module, you will get to know yourself better thanks to introspection and measure the true value of this exercise.You will enter a sensory experience to develop your sensible skills, particularly increase your empathy and attention to others through fun built in exercises and quizzes like looking at a painting and sharing what you see, think and how you feel when focusing on it.You will understand the role of subjective thoughts in the way you interact with people and practice active listening.
  • The Duo, learning to manage quality relationships
    • In this module, you will acquire the knowledge and skills that sense carries: using intuition to make decisions, giving a direction and vision for your projects and life.You will interact with people who like you will write a self-portrait and share their personal questions and stories in the conversation exercise. From this you will gain self-confidence and build quality and trustworthy relationships. You will define your own leadership challenge so you can improve your leadership skills. This third module is going to be absolutely unique and you don’t want to miss this opportunity to make a new friend.The Duo (=Conversation) is our second step of the savoir-relier protocol. It will give you energy and relief in the discovery of quality relationships and, who knows, perhaps you will meet your future best friend along the way of this Duo.

Taught by

Valérie Gauthier


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