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Approx. 13 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic, Tamil

Skills you will gain

goal settingHappinessPersonality DevelopmentPersonal Development
Learners taking this Course are
  • Executive Assistants
  • Technical Writers
  • Risk Managers
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Writers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic, Tamil

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Week 1: Launching Your Personal Search for Success

11 videos (Total 57 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
How to Use This Course1m
Why This Course Will be Useful1m
Why I Am Teaching This Course2m
Three Truths About Success5m
The Six Lives Exercise2m
The Six Lives Exercise Analysis22m
The Two Sides of Success4m
The Role of Culture and Family in Setting Your Success Values3m
My Story8m
Where We Are and Where We Are Going2m
3 readings
Profiles for Six Lives Exercise10m
Evaluate Your Rankings10m
PDFs of Module 1 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Six Lives Exercise12m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Week 2: How to Think About Success on Your Own Terms

6 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
A Fable5m
Where Are Your Diamonds?18m
Habits of Successful People5m
Why Are Your Success Values So Easy to Forget?26m
Where We Are2m
1 reading
PDF's of Module 2 Slides10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Week 3: Diving Deeper: What Research Tells Us About Achievement and Happiness

4 videos (Total 62 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
The Traps: If You Base Your Success on Achievements4m
Four Reasons to Worry About Achievement Based Success25m
Does Success Equal Happiness?27m
3 readings
SAME Personality Assessment Trait Reading10m
SAME Profiler Feedback and Summary of Results10m
PDF's of Module 3 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
SAME Personality Assessment32m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Week 4: Putting it Together: Charting Your Path to the Future

6 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Analyzing the Matrix11m
Assess Your Current Motivation21m
Meaningful Work16m
Wise Angel9m
Conclusion12m
2 readings
PDF's of Module 4 Slides10m
Survey for those who have finished the Specialization10m
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By BWMay 18th 2019

I loved this course! It has been the best one I've taken on Coursera yet. It was an honor to learn from Richard Shell. I think this course can benefit anyone at any point in their life!

By JCJun 11th 2019

I didn't think I would enjoy or benefit from this module but I was completely wrong. This gave me a solid reinforcement of what makes a person happy, and that is a success to me.

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Richard Shell

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management
The Wharton School

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

About the Achieving Personal and Professional Success Specialization

Based on four of the most popular courses taught at the Wharton School, Achieving Personal and Professional Success is designed to introduce the tools and techniques for defining and achieving success at home and at work. You'll learn how to find your passion and core values, how to apply these values to your own life, how to work well with others, how to communicate effectively, how to set goals, how to use influence to achieve these goals, and even how to say you are sorry. Through exercises, self-diagnostic surveys, quizzes, and many case studies, you'll discover how to define not only what you want, but also the best way to get it. While many business courses cover topics related to successful organizational practices, these courses provide key insights into successful personal practices, whether you are in the office or in your home. We all bring ourselves to work every day, and these courses will help you be your best self wherever you are....
Achieving Personal and Professional Success

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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