University of Colorado Boulder

Leading Oneself with Self-Knowledge

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

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Ron Duren Jr.

Instructor: Ron Duren Jr.

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

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37 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Describe the importance of self-awareness and create a plan to parctice and habitualize it.

  • Describe how intentional change theory operates and how effective implementation of this theory can drive behavior change

  • Understand what factors shape and influence our worldview and how we react

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

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Beginner level

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Flexible schedule
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Progress towards a degree

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There are 5 modules in this course

Awareness, the most important part of this course, is covered in week 1. We will lay the foundation to know ourselves in a more intimate way. Before we can lead ourselves better, we must first learn to be curious, and pay attention to our motivations and behavior. We can start to develop self-awareness habit to ask why you act the way you do in certain situations. We do this through self, situational and social awareness.

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5 videos19 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In week 2, we continue the work we have done with awareness and self, to move into strengths and core values. Research has shown that focusing on our strengths is superior to focusing on weaknesses too much. We will identify your strengths, values and superpowers and keep most of our attention there. Weaknesses will be addressed to keep them from being a liability, but resist the urge to turn them into a strength.

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2 videos9 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In week 3, we will examine different models of “self.” We will explore how our view of “self” shapes our behavior. With the help of intentional change theory, we will explore three versions of self: ideal, real and ought. Then we will contrast these concepts with narrative self and future self. Once we have a firm grasp on our sense of self, we will create an “alter ego,” which is commonly used by high performers to execute at their best.

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3 videos19 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week, we turn our attention to time and energy. Both are important, but you will come to learn that one is slightly more important. It is often not what you would expect. This idea is a game changer. In addition to managing time and energy, we will work to understand when you work best. Timing matters. Once we know this, we can strategically plan our day to take advantage of peaks and troughs that inevitably occur.

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2 videos10 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Our final week in the course examines how we see the world and what influences this view for each individual. The mechanisms that drive our view of the world are mental models, schema, cognitive biases, among others. With an understanding of how these psychological principles work and why, you will see the world, and those we interact with, differently.

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4 videos15 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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Ron Duren Jr.
University of Colorado Boulder
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