About this Course
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This course is the last course of the a Specialization on Leadership called “Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense”, so you may want to take the courses “Building Your Leadership Skills” and “Giving Sense to your Leadership Experience” prior of taking this course. In this course you’ll get the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the first two courses of the “Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense” as an individual to a group setting. The group could not only be an organization such as a company or a team in a company, but also a private group such as your family or an association. Specifically, you’ll apply the 4 steps of The Savoir-Relier protocol to your group: 1. defining the group identity by working on the group self-awareness, 2. creating quality relationships within the group, 3. working on resilience for the group to then be able to overcome difficult situation and 4. Making the organization grow by creating sense and meaning. So if you want your group to grow as a successful leader in its fields, if you want to find your identity as a group and create shared values for it, or if you want your group to become more resilient in face of change and crisis, this course is made for you! Finally, at the end of the course, you would have build sense for your group in order to be more efficient. Using real-life cases you will see how the genuine, generous and generative characteristics apply to the development of successful organizations. For example, you will apply the Relational Circuit to recruit effectively, or the Self-Portrait and Conversation exercises to create team cohesion and resilience to overcome crises and interpersonal conflicts. You will be able to form trustworthy relationships in spite of diverging or different views, and you will grow respect in your environment where sense will be a driver for you and your surrounding. Leaders from different organizations, will share with you their insights about how they have applied the Savoir-Relier approach to their company and how it has made the company more resilience and competitive....
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100% online courses

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 4 - 5 hours per week...
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English

Subtitles: English, French...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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5 hours to complete

Self-awareness at the organization level

In this module and with the help of feedbacks from leaders in different environments, from start ups to large companies (Maurice Lévy from Publicis, Stéphane Richard from Orange, Frédéric Mazzella from BlaBlaCar, Daphne Koller from Coursera or Apollonia Poilâne from Poilâne), you will use history and communication to better perform the balance between the need for structure and the need for initiative in making a group effective....
Reading
7 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
Video7 videos
1 - Different forms of organizations4m
2 - Vision for the organization6m
3 - Structure and freedom6m
4 - The triangular framework of relationality7m
5 - The genuine organization5m
6 - History as an identity builder9m
Reading5 readings
Welcome Message10m
Module objectives10m
Lesson description10m
Lesson description10m
Lesson description10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz Module 1 Lesson 110m
Practice Quiz Module 1 Lesson 210m
Practice Quiz Module 1 Lesson 310m
Graded Quiz Module 140m
Week
2
Clock
5 hours to complete

Building quality relationships in the organization

With this module, you will master your capacity to use communication effectively and value diversity. You will facilitate the development and growth of a group or company project thanks to quality, i.e. trustworthy, genuine and generous relationships....
Reading
6 videos (Total 45 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
2 - The importance and dangers of transparency7m
3 - The Generous organization and its limitations5m
4 - Valuing diversity with the conversation6m
5 - Building quality relationships & Making decisions10m
6 - From Individual vs Teamto group performance6m
Reading6 readings
Welcome message10m
Module objectives10m
Lesson description10m
Lesson description10m
Lesson description10m
Additional resources10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz Module 2 Lesson 110m
Practice Quiz Module 2 Lesson 210m
Graded Quiz Module 240m
Week
3
Clock
5 hours to complete

Building resilience for the organization

Listening to several stories of resilience from different perspectives and companies, you will be invited to reflect on how resilience applies to organizations and how in the corporate world, resilience breeds innovation as with Publicis and Orange for example, resilience to better manage crises and conflicts inside groups or companies. Then you will apply resilience mechanisms to facilitate innovation in the organization....
Reading
6 videos (Total 53 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
2 - Sustainability is an imperative5m
3 - Building momentum from resilience12m
4 - From crises to innovation: reinventing yourself5m
5 - Innovation with purpose to drive change7m
6 - Connecting the dots11m
Reading5 readings
Welcome message10m
Module objectives10m
Lesson description10m
Lesson description10m
Additional resources10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz Module 3 Lesson 110m
Practice Quiz Module 3 Lesson 210m
Graded Quiz Module 340m
Week
4
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5 hours to complete

Creating sense for the organization

With module 4 you will build a generative environment to foster a dynamic of positive change that creates sense at the group level and in complex settings. You will be able to use metaphors and take a high bird’s view on problems and issues thanks to the savoir-relier methodology....
Reading
6 videos (Total 52 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
Video6 videos
2 - From organizations to institutions: Building a savoir-relier mindset3m
3 - Leadership development15m
4 - Complexity, leadership and … poetry13m
5 - Using metaphors for leading in times of change4m
6 - Scaling up your leadership challenge5m
Reading7 readings
Welcome message10m
Module objectives10m
Lesson description10m
Additionnal resources10m
Lesson description10m
Additionnal resources10m
Lesson description10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz Module 4 Lesson 110m
Practice Quiz Module 4 Lesson 210m
Practice Quiz Module 4 Lesson 310m
Graded Quiz Module 440m
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Top Reviews

By EGAug 6th 2017

Excellent course. The quality of the material submitted by peers needs to be improved, possibly by making the rubric tougher.

By KADec 19th 2015

Great course and great professor .. take it as you you will the results of what this course will teach you immediately :)

Instructor

Valérie Gauthier

Associate Professor, HEC Paris

About HEC Paris

HEC Paris, founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of France’s oldest elite higher education Grandes Ecoles. Throughout its 130-year history, HEC Paris has consistently attracted individuals highly capable and talented, innovative and entrepreneurial, ambitious and open-minded, capable of becoming architects of a responsible world. What makes HEC unique is its conviction shared by the HEC community: knowledge determines the freedom and entrepreneurship required for a better world....

About the Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense Specialization

This Specialization will help you switch from a top-down leadership, with the emphasis on authority, to an open leadership based on trust and sense. This new approach of leadership, taught to HEC MBA’s student and top executives, encourages relationships between people in spite of their differences of opinion and enables better team leadership. The Savoir-Relier protocol is based on more than 25 years of research and practice. It has been implemented with positive impact on individual and teams in companies like Apple, L'Oréal, LVMH, Sanofi or Pernod Ricard for example. Just as them, as an executive, manager or individual, you will practice the Savoir-Relier method and discover that when done with courage, empathy, humility and resilience, it stimulates creative initiatives, and creates meaning to foster action and results. It will help you to overcome difficult situations with resilience and navigate complex systems. You will explore your own leadership style through conversations with your peers, and acquire the necessary self-confidence to make good decisions based on the opinions and ideas of others, even if they are contradictory You will also hear perspectives on leadership from outstanding leaders such as an Olympic athlete, business executives, and other distinguished guest speakers. In the final Capstone Project, you will apply the skills you have grown and the models you have learned to address and overcome a personal leadership challenge....
Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense

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