Skill Level Intermediate
- Choose one person in any part of your life who you see as heroic. What makes him or her admirable? It probably has to do with the values this person represents, and the way he or she lives that's distinctive, genuine, and consistent with how he or she is trying to make the best use of his or her particular gifts to make a difference. Describing a hero helps you grasp the qualities you'd like to emulate. Looking at another's life gives you a window into your own. Hi, and welcome to Leading with Values. To be effective as a leader at any level and in any social context, you have to know your values and strive to embody them. This course will show you how to discover your values and what you can do to increase your impact in expressing them everyday and in all aspects of your life. I'm Stew Friedman, and I'm glad you're here. I've been teaching at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 1984, except for a few years when I left to serve as the global head of leadership development for Ford Motor Company. I'm the founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program, and of the Wharton Work-Life Integration Project. And I run Total Leadership, a company that helps individuals and organizations worldwide increase their leadership capacity, performance, and results. And that's my goal here. I'm going to challenge you, invite you, to change your thinking and take practical action in your real world, applying a set of tools I'm confident you'll find useful and fun. You'll learn about your values by describing someone you admire, choosing phrases that express your values, reflecting on episodes in your life that shape them, articulating them in your leadership vision, diagnosing the alignment of your actions with your values, finding out what others think your values are, and finally, learning how to cultivate awareness of your values over time. And so we begin the journey to clarify your sense of purpose, your values as a leader in your life.