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60%

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30%

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100% online
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Approx. 38 hours to complete
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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Preview and Intro

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings
3 videos
Introduction to the Course6m
Introduction to the Dramatized Episodes3m
4 readings
Background Info about SMA and Jim Barton10m
Jeffrey Pfeffer: What Most People Don't Know About Leadership10m
Invitation to a brief questionnaire10m
Link to the "Meet and Greet" Forum10m
1 hour to complete

Taking on a New Leadership Role

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 10 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Episode 1: Jim Barton's First Day as CEO (Day 1)9m
4 readings
Hiring a new CEO10m
Reading: Making it to the top10m
Questions for reflection and forum discussion10m
Learner suggestions: Questions to ask (or try to find answers to) before accepting a leadership "opportunity"10m
1 practice exercise
Choosing or Becoming a New Leader30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Getting Oriented and Assessing Your Team

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 36 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Episode 2: Meeting the CFO (Day 3)12m
Episode 3: Touring the SMA Plant (Day 4)9m
Episode 4: Meeting the Head of Engineering (Day 4)13m
6 readings
A New Leader's First 100 Days10m
SMA's Income Statement10m
Reports from a Boeing Factory10m
To-Do list for Today's CEO10m
Reflection and discussion: Assessing Barton's team10m
A Vital Task: Getting Your Team Right10m
2 practice exercises
Assessing the Head of Engineering30m
Getting Started as a New Leader30m
3 hours to complete

Communication in an Age of Super Transparency

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 52 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Episode 5: Kohler's Philosophy of Disclosure (Day 8)5m
Episode 6: The Gala (Day 8)9m
Part 1 of Living and Leading in an Era of Super Transparency8m
Part 2 of Living and Leading in an Era of Super Transparency10m
Part 3 of Living and Leading in an Era of Super Transparency16m
5 readings
How Capitalism Can Thrive in a Transparent World10m
Dan Geer: "We are all intelligence officers now"10m
Links to check out for Super Transparency Lecture10m
Reflection and discussion: Advising Barton on transparency10m
Learner recommendations: How to address social media challenges10m
2 practice exercises
Approaches to Communication30m
The Era of Super Transparency30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Leading Collaboration

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 37 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Introduction to the topic of leading collaboration3m
Leading Collaboration at IDEO8m
Leading Collaboration at Mass Animation9m
Collaborative Leadership5m
Episode 7: Old Friends (Day 13)9m
7 readings
Video of IDEO's collaboration, "The Deep Dive"10m
Reflection10m
Mass Animation10m
Reflection and discussion: Collaboration at IDEO and Mass Animation10m
What is "Collaborative Leadership"?10m
Introduction to Dramatized Episode #710m
Reflection and discussion: Advising Barton on collaboration10m
3 practice exercises
Determining the right context for collaboration30m
Diagnosis30m
Collaborative Leadership30m
3 hours to complete

Motivating and Inspiring

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 52 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Episode 8: The Merit Pay System (Day 24)17m
Motivating, Inspiring, and Other Ways Leaders Get People Moving in a Particular Direction: Introduction7m
Motivating and Inspiring etc.: Economic models and their problems14m
Motivating and Inspiring etc.: What are the alternatives to incentives?11m
5 readings
Introduction to Episode #810m
Motivation in Literature 110m
Motivation in Literature 210m
Readings and Video10m
Reflection and discussion: Motivating people10m
2 practice exercises
What do you think?30m
Motivating, Inspiring, and Leadership30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Effective Governance

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 36 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Episode 9: Barton's First Board Meeting Day 31)11m
Episode 10: Sleeping with the Press (Day 31)5m
Episode 11: "A Sensitive Matter" (Day 45)1m
Episode 12: "Reconfiguring the Board of Directors" (Day 45)11m
Episode 13: The Reconfiguration Process (Day 93)2m
Episode 14: Reconfiguration Accomplished (Day 135)2m
5 readings
What does a board of directors do?10m
Introduction to Episodes 9 and 1010m
Reflection10m
What makes for an effective board of directors?10m
Reflection and discussion: Creating a better Board of Directors10m
1 practice exercise
Effective Governance30m
1 hour to complete

Leading Change

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 7 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Episode 15: Talking Shop (Day 48 and Day 118)3m
Episode 16: Design Delay (Day 68)2m
2 readings
Leading change in organizations10m
Reflection and discussion: Assessing Barton's performance10m
2 practice exercises
Assessing Barton as a Change Leader30m
Leading Change30m

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