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How to Think, Speak, and Act Like a Great CEO

How to Think, Speak, and Act Like a Great CEO

Course Number
DYNM 674 900
Course Code
DYNM674900
Course Key
67692
Day(s)
Monday
Time
5:00pm-8:50pm
Instructor
Prerequisites
Permits for Non-DYNM students: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/dynamics/course-permit
Primary Program
Course Note
DYNM Category: A; DYNM Concentration: LMC
Course Description
In this course we look at how great CEOs communicate, engage, build credibility and lead. The purpose of the study is to guide potential future senior leaders to recognize and develop the necessary habits and perform effective leadership practices that helps them to build their credibility and create a lasting legacy of great leadership.
 
We take the position that most accomplished CEOs do three things brilliantly:

1. Make good strategic decisions based on how they see their environment,

2. Behave in a way that sincerely honors those they lead, and

3. Create meaning and purpose by having and communicating a compelling vision of the future.

These are the three agendas.

How does the effective leader make this real? How do they develop the capacities that enable emotional intelligence, futuristic thinking, and being a respected leader, who others want to follow? Creating the conducive environment is a two-way street – building your own capabilities that create a culture that others want to work in. These are skills that can be learned. It begins with self-awareness about your strengths and blind spots and how to build high performing teams.

By the end of the course, through self-assessments, individual and peer coaching, class meetings, discussions, assignments, presentations, case studies, research, and required readings, participants will:


1) Define and communicate their own strengths and blind spots.

2) Engage with models for learning how to people read and collaborate effectively to engage in learning with others.

3) Receive feedback and coaching from peers and faculty.

4) Describe the leadership and team dynamics that enable organizations to thrive.

5) Explore models and frameworks for strategic application and presentation delivery.

6) Present effectively to various group sizes and audiences.

7) Learn how to assess personal effectiveness in the execution of executive communication and engagement.

8) Work with a model for effective decision making to guide their own actions.
Subject Area Vocab