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University of Pennsylvania

Leading the Life You Want

University of Pennsylvania via Coursera


Pursue a meaningful life and improve your performance as a leader. Taught by acclaimed Wharton professor, best-selling author, and former Ford Motor Company executive and head of its Leadership Development Center, Stew Friedman, Leading the Life You Want provides you with the skills you need to lead in all four domains of your life: at work, at home, in the community, and in your private self (mind, body, and spirit). You'll explore the core principles of leadership and learn the skills you need to bring them to life. You learn how to find a greater sense of purpose, see how to convey values with stories, learn how to manage attention, feel less stressed, lead through serving others, and more. You'll see these skills illustrated in the inspiring yet imperfect lives of six remarkable leaders: Tom Tierney (former CEO of Bain), Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook), Michelle Obama (former First Lady), Eric Greitens (Republican Governor of Missouri), Julie Foudy (world champion soccer star and three-time Olympic medalist), and Bruce Springsteen (world-famous rock musician). You'll have the opportunity to assess your own leadership skills, and learn simple, proven exercises to practice them. By the end of this course, you'll have the tools you need to develop your skills so you can grow as a leader in all areas of your life and create greater harmony among them.

Taught by

Stewart D. Friedman


2.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    If the courses aren't free they shouldn't be advertised as so. I thought this was a great initiative, but I was mistaken. I was really looking forward to taking this course. Just got very disappointed.
  • Nandakumar R

    Nandakumar R completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    It involved practical learning and way to apply if you want the life you want to lead.
    A must for every human being especially for leaders or who want to become a leader

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