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Achieve greater impact with fewer resources through a “stretching mindset”
Reimagine what is needed to achieve your goals
Overcome common obstacles in social enterprises and environments of scarcity
Apply the lessons of resourcefulness to your career and personal life

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"

Scott challenges misconceptions that plague organizations and individuals and shares insights that are immensely valuable. With relevant examples, he shows how it’s possible to do more with less. This course helped me think creatively about how to use what is available."

Vijayender

Course Syllabus

01

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

Video: Welcome to the Course

Video: Why Stretching Matters

Video: Who Can Benefit from a Stretching Mindset and Skills?

Video: How Silicon Valley Sparked an Interest in Stretching

Video: The Misconceptions We Have About Resources

Video: The Story of a Chaser and a Stretcher

02

HOW TO AVOID A CHASING MINDSET

Video: What is Chasing?

Video: A Story of Chasing

Exercise: Are You a Stretcher or a Chaser?

03

HOW TO CULTIVATE A STRETCHING MINDSET

Video: Introduction to Stretching Mindsets

Video: Psychological Ownership

Video: Practical Exercise on Psychological Ownership

Exercise: Ownership Mapping

Video: Frugality

Video: Practical Exercise on Frugality

Shop Your Closet

Exercise: Closet Audit

Video: From Trash to Treasure

Video: Practical Exercise

Keep a Benefits Diary

Exercise: Benefits Diary

Video: Constraints

Video: Practical Exercise

Just Say No

Exercise: Practice Saying No to More

04

THE SKILLS OF STRETCHING

Video: Skill #1

Knowing a Little About a Lot

Video: Practical Exercise

Go Explore

Exercise: Go Explore

Video: Skill #2

Perform Better Without a Script

Video: Practical Exercise

Plan Backward

Exercise: Develop a Backwards-Looking Plan

Video: Skill #3

We Are What We Expect

Video: Practical Exercise

Find a Sleeping Beauty

Exercise: Find a Sleeping Beauty

Video: Skill #4

The Power of Unlikely Combinations

Video: Practical Exercise

Break Down a Resource into its Component Parts

Exercise: Resource Breakdown

Video: Novelty and Usefulness

05

CASE STUDIES FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Video: Stretching When Funding is Scarce

Video: Stretching When Supplies are Scarce

Video:Stretching When the External Environment Changes

Exercise: Apply Stretching to Your Own Life

Course Description

In this course, professor and author Scott Sonenshein will use engaging stories and research to teach you how you can stretch the resources you have in order to succeed. Scott pairs his framework with business case studies and practical exercises that you can use to begin developing your own "stretch" mindset.
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About the Instructor

Scott Sonenshein

Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University and the author of Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less--And Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined. His award winning research, teaching, and consulting has helped Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals in industries such as technology, healthcare, retail, education, banking, manufacturing, and non-profits. He holds a PhD in Management and Organizations from the University of Michigan.
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