About this Course
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Welcome to the capstone project course in the Coursera Inspirational Leadership Specialization! In the next 6 weeks you'll apply the skills you learned in the Specialization to tackle a real world leadership challenge. To better meet your own goals of taking this Specialization, we will provide one capstone project: -Personal leadership challenge; You'll select one project to implement and will receive assessments from your Capstone peers. No matter which option you choose, the capstone project will examine your skills, including self-awareness, developing quality relationships and trust, resilience, and how making decisions entails a strong sense of responsibility. For the personal challenge, you will work on your own question addressing your capacity to grow as a leader. A challenge can be a target objective (starting a company, running a project, designing a product, winning a competition, running a marathon…) you have for yourself which puts into question what you want to achieve and how. The Capstone will help you measure the challenge, establish a process and build the steps to meet your goals. Whatever personal challenge you choose, specific questions will attest to your capacity to analyze and criticize the the problem which is faced by by yourself. The process that will drive the Business plan will follow step by step the relational circuit model developed in MOOC2 “Giving Sense to your Leadership Experience” and MOOC3 “Leading Organizations” with its two phases of Exploration and Projection. In the EXPLORATION, you will engage in a first step of holistic perception of the problem using your sensible skills to give a sense of perspective and give voice to you subjective apprehension of the situation as a whole. The second stage of exploration will involve your analytical skills to understand each and every component (elements of data relevant to the challenge) that plays a role in defining the situation. And the third stage of exploration will apply your relational skills where you will make sense and connect your subjective perception with your analysis. You will share the exploration results with peers to receive feedback before your can move on. The second phase, the PROJECTION part of your business plan leading to recommendations for the personal challenge at stake. In the projection phase you will first look at what the situation might be when you decenter the problem in time and space. Using benchmark and competitive analysis, you will work on different scenarios for the projected outcomes. Finally, with a view to build sense out of the challenge you will come up with recommendations arguing for a preferred scenario....
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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English, French...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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1
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3 hours to complete

CAPSTONE: Introduction to the Capstone - Holistic Perception

In this module, we will go through the 5 key steps of the Relational Circuit and see how each of them applies to your Personal challenge. We will describe specifically what personal is And by the end of this module you will have shared your perception of what the challenge entails, how YOU, and only YOU see it so you can narrow the scope of your challenge on the basis of your perspective. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 17 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Using the Relational Circuit to unfold your challenge4m
Choosing your personal leadership challenge5m
The exploration phase: sharing your perception4m
Reading7 readings
About the capstone10m
Module objectives2m
About this lesson2m
About this lesson2m
About the personal practice quiz...2m
About this lesson2m
About your work on the Capstone2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Personal Challenge Practice Quiz24m
Week
2
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4 hours to complete

CAPSTONE: Disjunctive Analysis

At the end of this module, you will understand the importance of gathering relevant data and how to avoid judgment so to keep the data intact for future exploitation....
Reading
1 video (Total 4 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Reading3 readings
Module objectives2m
Resourcesm
About the Peer Assessment5m
Week
3
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2 hours to complete

CAPSTONE: Relational Assimilation

In this module, we will explore the process of connecting the dots that leads to sense making. We will see how management innovation research can help guide and structure this sense making process. We will see how the use of narrative can also help to develop a clear understanding of the situation, so it makes complete sense....
Reading
1 video (Total 5 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Module objectives3m
About the Peer Assessment2m
Week
4
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3 hours to complete

CAPSTONE: Decentering

With this module, we will explore how possible solutions emerge. You will prepare for the emergence of new solutions by using the "what if" approach and validate these new solutions through the use of a narrative in the timeframe your decide for your challenge. Your video will also be a chance for you to prove your leadership skills through the quality of your communication, your posture, your presence and your persuasive arguments and recommendations....
Reading
1 video (Total 4 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Reading3 readings
Module objectives10m
« what if » techniquem
About the Peer Assessment10m
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Top Reviews

By PJJun 10th 2016

Your Leadership Challenge is one of the most useful course as it significantly increase my leadership skill for professional as well as personal life.

By ABJan 17th 2017

It was a wonderful and life changing experience for me. Gratitude to Dr. Valerie Gauthier and the team. Thanks

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

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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