Yale University

Connected Leadership

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Peter Boyd

Instructor: Peter Boyd


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31 hours to complete
3 weeks at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Improve your ability to get the most out of life

  • Strengthen your leadership toolkit

  • Practice and apply systems thinking to plan for change

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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to Connected Leadership! In this module, we'll review the course framework, overall aims, and other essentials that will help you get the most out of your learning experience. We'll also take a closer look at the terms "Connected" and "Leadership" and how we'll be using them in this course.

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6 videos4 readings1 discussion prompt

In the Self module, you'll begin your journey to becoming a purpose-driven, connected leader. You'll start by identifying and reflecting on your individual purpose, exploring the deeply-held beliefs that have led you to this point, and drawing on those beliefs to develop a vision and action plan for the future. As part of this process, you'll create a "life on one page" map connecting your purpose, priorities and vision of potential success. You'll also learn some practical strategies to maximize your time and impact.

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11 videos9 readings1 quiz6 peer reviews3 plugins

In the Teams module, you'll explore the connection between your individual purpose, priorities, potential, and progress and those of the people around you. Using a similar process to the one you used in Self, you'll clarify the purpose of your team and use it to develop your team's mission, vision, and values statements. You'll also learn practical tools for leading teams, maximizing impact, and improving communication.

What's included

11 videos16 readings1 quiz3 peer reviews5 discussion prompts

In the Systems module, you'll build on the skills and tools covered in Self and Teams to identify a system-level problem you want to solve and develop a plan to solve it. Along the way, you'll learn fundamental principles of systems thinking and how to leverage those principles to maximize your system-level impact. You'll also learn some practical tips on how to create and maintain positive momentum in systems-level change using real-world examples.

What's included

13 videos8 readings1 quiz5 peer reviews3 plugins

In this last module, you'll reflect on where you are on your journey as a purpose-driven, connected leader. You'll look back on the tools that have been most useful to you, and consider how to embed them in your life going forward. You'll consider what has changed - and will continue to evolve - in you; but just as importantly consider the system you want to improve, and how you want to improve it...with humility and curiosity.

What's included

1 video3 readings2 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt1 plugin


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4.9 (129 ratings)
Peter Boyd
Yale University
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