University of Colorado Boulder
Leading Oneself with Purpose and Meaning
University of Colorado Boulder

Leading Oneself with Purpose and Meaning

This course is part of Principles of Leadership: Leading Oneself Specialization

Taught in English

Ron Duren Jr.

Instructor: Ron Duren Jr.

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33 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Reflect on what it means to you to live a good life so you can live with intent.

  • Define the elements of a personal ethos and understand how to lead a values-based life.

  • Reflect on how important legacy is to you and how it can shape your actions and behaviors.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.9

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Beginner level

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33 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Progress towards a degree

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There are 5 modules in this course

This week we will explore the often contentious concepts of purpose and meaning. We will explore such questions as: Does my life have meaning? What is my purpose for being here? Are these important to live my best life? You will come away with an understanding of how coherence, purpose and significance play a part in meaning. Lastly, with this clarity, we will craft a plan to live our lives with focused intent.

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5 videos15 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Research has proven that having a spiritual practice enhances life wellbeing. In the past, spirituality has been synonymous with a religious practice. Although that still holds true for many, new evidence supports the idea that spirituality does not need to include a religious component. No matter your beliefs, believing you are part of something bigger than yourself has positive correlation to a better life. We will explore this and how reflecting on our mortality can enhance life.

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2 videos10 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week, we will examine legacy and impact. Legacy is future looking, whereas impact is often present moment thinking. Some will say that our legacy is overrated and that having the most impact while we are alive should be the goal. How important is it to leave a lasting legacy? How long will your legacy last? We will contrast legacy and impact and the importance of each. What impact are you having on the world, and those you interact with, in the present?

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2 videos11 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In week 4, we now turn our attention to the importance of character and core values. We will work to define these. Once you have gained clarity on what you stand for, you will then develop a personal ethos to actionably state how you will live your values on a daily basis. Ethos is the Greek word for character. Your ethos can become a governing document to guide you on your life journey.

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2 videos12 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week we look at a fundamental part of performing at your best. We will look at concepts such as perfectionism, personal excellence and mastery mindset and how they all tie together. In a world that is obsessed by trying to be perfect, it is important to examine how perfectionism impacts our mental health. Concepts for a better, healthier approach to personal excellence will be presented.

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4 videos14 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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Ron Duren Jr.
University of Colorado Boulder
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