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Design​ ​Thinking​ ​for​ ​Strengths-Based​ ​Leadership​

with John K. Coyle

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About The Class

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Is it time to try something new? Through the metaphor of sport, you will learn a strategy to reframe your approach. John shares the story of how he eschewed his coaches’ advice and quit trying to fix his weaknesses. Instead, he applied “design thinking” to his training, focusing on his core strengths, which lead to a world-record-breaking performance and Olympic medal.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    03:23
  2. 02

    Design Thinking Overview

    02:04
  3. 03

    Strengths 2.0

    13:42
  4. 04

    ACCEPT: What Are Your Weaknesses?

    05:04
  5. 05

    DEFINE: What Are Your Specific Strengths?

    05:15
  6. 06

    EMPATHIZE: Strengths and Weaknesses

    04:24
  7. 07

    IDEATE: Generating Ideas

    05:24
  8. 08

    PROTOTYPE/TEST: New ways to solve old problems

    06:24
  9. 09

    Why Designing for Strengths Matters in Teams

    05:40
  10. 10

    A Case Study - Does Designing For Strengths Really Work?

    04:14
  11. 11

    Pulling it together - Five Steps of Design Thinking Revisited

    06:54

Meet Your Expert

John K. Coyle

John K. Coyle is one of the world’s leading experts in innovation and Design Thinking. He is the author of Design For Strengths: Applying Design Thinking to Individual and Team Strengths (2018) and The Art of Really Living Manifesto (2016). 

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  • Daniel Viscovich

    Daniel Viscovich

    June 2018

    This class was fantastic. I appreciate John's insights and his discussion of design thinking, a process that now that I have learned it, makes so much sense! This has been an amazing course that will impact my decisions in life and work for the rest of my career. Thank you John!

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