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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Tamil, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Skills you will gain

goal settingHappinessPersonality DevelopmentPersonal Development
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Tamil, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 1: Launching Your Personal Search for Success

This module is designed to help you define success for yourself through exploring the hidden beliefs you hold about success. You'll learn the three truths of success, and the role of culture and family in defining success. You'll also participate in the "Six Lives" exercise, which will guide you to deeper questions of your beliefs about success, as well as how those beliefs compare to others. By the end of this module you'll be able to assess yourself, your values, and your images of what success means. As a result, you can begin to adapt the tools that will work for you to achieve whatever your definition of success is....
Reading
11 videos (Total 57 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video11 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
Reading3 readings
Profiles for Six Lives Exercise10m
Evaluate Your Rankings10m
PDFs of Module 1 Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Six Lives Exercise12m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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

In this module, you'll learn how to think about success on your own terms. You'll explore ways of looking inside yourself, and into your past, to find the values and capabilities that you have determined for your personal success. You'll identify your "four diamonds" - the capabilities you have in your own heart and soul to develop the inner and outer success that will be most satisfying to you. You'll learn the two habits that successful people share, as well as the four different ways you can renew your success values. By the end of this module you'll have a deep understanding of what success is for you on your terms, and how to sustain and renew your beliefs in the face of challenges....
Reading
6 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 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
Reading1 reading
PDF's of Module 2 Slides10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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

This module was created to give you an overview of the science of success so that you can use that knowledge to begin exploring the relationship between success and happiness. You'll learn the four traps of achievement, as well as the four reasons to worry about achievement-based success. Finally, you'll examine the question of whether or not success equals happiness. By the end of this module you'll be able to differentiate between success that is based on achievements, which can be unsatisfying, and success based on other metrics, that can bring deep satisfaction to your life....
Reading
4 videos (Total 62 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
The Traps: If You Base Your Success on Achievements4m
Four Reasons to Worry About Achievement Based Success25m
Does Success Equal Happiness?27m
Reading3 readings
SAME Personality Assessment Trait Reading10m
SAME Profiler Feedback and Summary of Results10m
PDF's of Module 3 Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
SAME Personality Assessment32m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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

In this module, you'll begin putting together everything you have learned about yourself and about success so that you can chart your own path to the future. You'll learn how to use the achievement-happiness matrix to assess your current state, how to determine your current motivations, how to discover what work is meaningful to you (and whether or not you are employed doing it), and how happiness and success are measured differently. You'll conclude this module, and the course, by creating a personal theory of success which you will share with your classmates in peer review. There, you'll have the opportunity to see other theories of success, which may spark some additional exploration of your own. By the end of this module you'll have articulated a personalized theory and vision of success that you can use to create more happiness for you yourself....
Reading
6 videos (Total 75 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Analyzing the Matrix11m
Assess Your Current Motivation21m
Meaningful Work16m
Wise Angel9m
Conclusion12m
Reading1 reading
PDF's of Module 4 Slides10m
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Top Reviews

By LLJan 7th 2017

Very helpful course changes my mind about success. I have heard the similar ideas from others, however, it makes a difference in a Wharton course. Recommend this to everyone.

By AIMar 29th 2017

After this course I was able at least to formulate these ideas on paper and tried to work out the plan. I think this is not the final action list, I can add more in future.

Instructor

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Richard Shell

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

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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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