Leadership Foundations

  • 17 Courses | 8h 30m 17s
  • 11 Books | 28h 31m
  • 11 Audiobooks | 52h 57m 7s
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Learn the foundational principles of the leadership role, from strategic business planning and implementation through managing teams and people. Effective leadership is crucial to achieving business goals. Learn the leadership principles that leaders need to succeed.

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Business Execution: How Things Get Done
Business execution is the "how" of getting things done. As a leader, you can use business execution to drive performance and strategies in the right direction, to solve problems, and to inspire others. In this course, you'll learn about the characteristics that define effective business execution culture. You'll also become familiar with the three elements needed to execute a business plan: practice, planning, and people. Finally, you'll learn actionable strategies for fostering a business execution culture.
7 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge
Leading an Innovation Culture to Future-proof Your Organization
Are you ready for the next big change? For over a century, changes in the business landscape have forced organizations to react quickly. Some were able to pivot and remain successful, while others could not adapt to the change and failed. Does your organization have what it takes to respond successfully to the next big change? In this course, you will learn how a culture of innovation prepares an organization for whatever may be around the corner. You will learn what a culture of innovation looks like before delving into details around how to lead for such a culture. From attracting and nurturing talent to building innovative teams, this course will help you get future-ready with a culture of innovation.
7 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge
Navigating Your Team through Strategic Change
Today's business leaders face a dynamic business environment that requires continual transformation of products, processes, and people. As former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki put it, "If you dislike change, you're going to dislike irrelevance even more." Advances in technology and the evolution of customers' and investors' values drive enterprises toward strategic change in order to remain relevant and profitable. Because the success of strategic change management largely depends on the behavior of the people within an organization, team leaders play a critical role. In this course, you will discover effective strategies for communicating about change with your team. You will learn how to adjust your team's activities to achieve broad company-wide goals for change. Organizational change is difficult, both to initiate and to maintain. This course will help you to overcome obstacles, including various types of employee resistance to change. You'll learn tools for sustaining change. Throughout, the emphasis is on honest, targeted communication, dialogue, and listening.
7 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge
Planning Your Growth as a Leader
Managers and executives, and people who expect to become managers and executives, need to know the businesses they're in. But to be effective, they also need skills common to all leaders. They need a plan for developing and continuing to develop those skills throughout their careers. Leadership isn't a state you achieve and then you're done - it's a process of growth and experience that requires continuous training and development. In this course, you'll learn to create a personal leadership development plan. You'll learn what to expect from a self-assessment process, and helpful strategies for formulating a personal leadership vision. After identifying key characteristics of an effective leadership development plan, you'll explore the kinds of actions you'll plan and execute in order grow as leader. Finally, you'll learn strategies for continuing that growth throughout your career.
7 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge
Synchronize Goals to Optimize Your Team
Most organizations have strategic plans that articulate their goals, but frequently, those goals are unknown to everyone except the executive team. This lack of transparency clouds the organization's ability to synchronize their goals and hobbles their ability to work successfully. In this course, you will learn how to synchronize organizational, team, and individual goals to maximize opportunities for success. You'll also explore how to get everyone on your team pulling in the same direction, reducing employee dissatisfaction and increasing productivity.
7 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge
Leading by Motivating
Motivation drives people to take action. Without proper motivational leadership, things simply would not get done. As a leader, your capacity for motivating plays a key element in the success of your team and your organization. This course provides you with an understanding of why motivating leadership strategies are important and offers practical techniques for encouraging team motivation.
6 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Sharing a Vision
"Successful leaders strive to communicate a sense of vision with integrity, building trust as both an individual and as a visionary leader. This course provides a general introduction to visionary leadership, including its nature and its purpose. You will be guided through numerous techniques and methods for a leader to successfully communicate vision, such as personalizing and multiplying a clear message, communicating enthusiasm in an authentic way, and making the organization's vision the employees' own vision. "
6 videos | 16m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Influencing through Positive Leadership
An organization's social and political landscape can provide opportunities for positive leadership, influencing others in order to accomplish team and company goals. In this course, you will discover methods and strategies for effectively influencing a team to accept your ideas. You'll be introduced to the importance of political awareness and the essential skills involved in utilizing positive influence, while avoiding the negative, when persuading others. You'll also have an opportunity to practice methods for influencing effectively and ethically.
7 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Developing Emotional Intelligence
Developing emotional intelligence is a key to successful leadership. Leaders with a strong mixture of emotional awareness, self-management, and social skills are able to relate better to those around them. Emotionally intelligent leaders navigate relationships more effectively and are more likely to be successful in their personal and professional lives. This course provides an understanding of why emotionally intelligent leadership is important. It also provides practical, positive techniques for promoting and improving emotional intelligence as a leader within your business environment.
6 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge
Key Elements of Business Execution
Business execution is the "how" of getting things done. As a leader, you must be skilled in driving performance and strategy in the right direction through business execution. In this course, you'll learn about the characteristics of business execution cultures. You'll also learn techniques for fostering a business execution culture. Finally, you'll learn about the three elements needed to execute your business strategy: planning, people, and practice.
8 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Building Innovation Cultures and Leaders
Innovating is the only way to adapt and keep speed with the pace of change in today's business world. Building and supporting an innovative culture is the responsibility of leaders and employees across organizational hierarchies and is aided by an effective change management process. In this course, you'll learn about business innovation cultures and types of innovation leadership. You'll also learn about the importance of experimenting, managing change, and executing a project. Finally, you'll learn how to attract and nurture innovation in your organization.
8 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leading Your Team through Change
Change is always happening. Effective team leadership means managing teams through the ongoing transition processes that facilitate change. Removing obstacles that can hinder the productive teamwork required to make these transition processes smooth is essential. In this course, you'll learn about types of resistance and obstacles to change and how to overcome them in a collaboration. You'll also learn about how to overcome barriers to introducing change at your organization. Finally, you'll learn effective approaches for communicating change when working on a team.
8 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Aligning Unit Goals and Imperatives
Getting your priorities straight, no matter what your role is in your organization, is about keeping a focus on your goals. It requires you to think about the bigger picture, to ensure your department's work effectively supports the vision and strategic objectives of your organization. In this course, you'll learn about the importance of setting strategic, tactical, and operational goals to meet an organizational vision. You'll also learn how to create effective unit goals and align them with your company's goals and strategy. Finally, you'll learn how to identify imperatives for action that keep you focused on meeting your objectives.
7 videos | 19m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Building a Leadership Development Plan
Creating your own leadership development plan is a significant part of any successful and valuable leadership development strategy. This plan will help ensure you remain focused on what is required to continually grow and develop when leading. In this course, you'll learn about how to assess yourself as a leader, establish a vision for the future, and identify obstacles to that vision. You'll also learn about practical approaches for setting objectives, identifying appropriate actions, and sustaining your leadership development plan. Finally, you'll learn how to evaluate your plan.
8 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Leadership Foundations
A list of personality traits that a person needs to be a strong leader could go on for miles, but a few key characteristics always seem to be at the top. With myriad options, you'll need to look inside yourself to find the right answers.
28 videos | 1h 28m available Badge
Expert Insights on Personal Branding
Developing your personal brand depends on having a strong plan. Learn to create a value proposition, strategies for networking, ways to optimize social media to establish your personal brand.
19 videos | 1h 1m available Badge
Expert Insights on Leadership and Coaching with Sanyin Siang
Today's leaders can no longer fall back on yesterday's leadership modes and methods. Business, like the rest of the world, has changed, and to be successful, leaders must not only recognize, but embrace those changes. In this course, leadership expert Sanyin Siang takes you through how you can enhance your people skills through listening, building relationships, and creating safe, trusting environments in which your teams can flourish.
17 videos | 44m available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book

Why Humans Matter More Than Ever: MIT Sloan Management Review
Showing why we should step back, take stock, and seize just a bit more control over how our world is evolving, this book offers strategies from management experts from both industry and academia for managing people in our brave new digital world.
book Duration 2h 21m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
In Dare to Lead, author Brené Brown effortlessly outlines the skills that underpin courageous leadership and shows how being vulnerable can actually help you on your way to leadership excellence. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 8m book Authors By Brené Brown

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Co-Active Leadership: Five Ways to Lead
Providing a model that harnesses the possibility of many rather than relying on the power of one, this visionary book will prove to be both a practical guide and an inspiring journey for leaders that will support them in generating an experience of wholeness and success in their work and world.
book Duration 1h 38m book Authors By Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House

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Leadership Basics for Frontline Managers: Tips for Raising Your Level of Effectiveness and Communication
Illustrating key concepts with realistic scenarios drawn from actual work situations, this practical guide is focused on interpersonal management skills and explains what it takes to improve how you communicate and relate to your employees, customers, and bosses.
book Duration 1h 48m book Authors By Bill Templeman

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The Leadership Skills Handbook: 50 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader, 3rd Edition
Based on research that identifies the five different groups of skills that leaders must have, this book is filled with tips, exercises and advice that explains how to become a leader that people want to follow.
book Duration 2h 42m book Authors By Jo Owen

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Your Leadership Story: Use Your Story to Energize, Inspire, and Motivate
Using story as both a metaphor and a process for self-development, this book offers activities and questions that will help you better understand your own leadership and how others perceive it.
book Duration 2h 19m book Authors By Timothy J. Tobin

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Leadership Training, Association for Talent Development (c) 2015
Complete with effective training methodologies, this book helps you accelerate learning and leverage technology for maximum efficiency, and presents a step-by-step blueprint for developing and delivering dynamic, powerful leadership training.
book Duration 2h 24m book Authors By Lou Russell

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The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength, Second Edition
Pointing to Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, and Warren Buffett as prime examples of self-identified introverts who have done quite well for themselves, this book lays out a well-tested strategy introverts can use to build on their quiet strength and make it a source of great power.
book Duration 2h 16m book Authors By Jennifer B. Kahnweiler

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"Leadership Matters?" Finding Voice, Connection and Meaning in the 21st Century
Based on the premise that true and influential leadership comes from the inside, this thought-provoking book presents what it means to lead respectfully, critically, responsibly and humbly in the gritty reality of the twenty first century workplace.
book Duration 4h 18m book Authors By Chris Mabey, David Knights (eds)

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Leadership in a Time of Continuous Technological Change: Align, Strengthen, And Mobilize Your Team
An unmatched resource fit for our new decade, this book analyzes detailed case studies so you will see how understanding your identity paves the way to achieving emancipation, capability, and autonomy.
book Duration 2h 36m book Authors By Bar Schwartz

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The Phoenix Encounter Method: Lead Like Your Business is on Fire!
Whatever your sector or industry, if you're responsible for your organization's ability to use change as a transformative opportunity, you'll appreciate the dramatic impact this book will have on you, your leadership, and your organization.
book Duration 6h 1m book Authors By Ian C. Woodward, Ram Charan, Sameer Hasija, V. Paddy Padmanabhan
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audiobook Summary

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
In Dare to Lead, author Brené Brown effortlessly outlines the skills that underpin courageous leadership and shows how being vulnerable can actually help you on your way to leadership excellence. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 14m 51s audiobook Authors By Brené Brown

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Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter
Leadership Blindspots takes a direct and honest look at the flaws and foibles that are hardest to see in ourselves, and provides a template for how those looking to lead can limit the impact that these weaknesses have in their professional lives. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 9m 13s audiobook Authors By Robert Bruce Shaw

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Nothing but the Truth: Secrets from Top Intelligence Experts to Control Conversations and Get the Information You Need
In this audio edition, top intelligence experts from the worlds of espionage, business, and law enforcement reveal how they get the information they need and give you the key tools to get the information you need.
audiobook Duration 6h 52m 1s audiobook Authors By Maryann Karinch

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Shaping the Game: The New Leader's Guide to Effective Negotiating
This audio edition zeroes in on the most critical skill leaders must master in order to secure new roles and accelerate their transitions: negotiation.
audiobook Duration 4h 41m 3s audiobook Authors By Michael Watkins

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The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, Fifth Edition
This audio edition reveals practices leaders use to transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, separateness into solidarity, and more.
audiobook Duration 10h 51m 50s audiobook Authors By Barry Posner, James Kouzes

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The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership: Classical Wisdom for Modern Leaders
This audio edition explores ideas from Aristotle, Heraclitus, Sophocles, Hesiod, and other great thinkers and shows you how to take each idea-along with what you've learned about yourself-and apply it to the challenges of the modern workplace.
audiobook Duration 2h 43m 34s audiobook Authors By M. A. Soupios, Panos Mourdoukoutas

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Moxie: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership
This audio edition uses concrete, tried-and-true steps to bring out the inner leader in everyone, and provides a roadmap to inspire innovation and effective leadership.
audiobook Duration 4h 41m 8s audiobook Authors By John Baldoni

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Leaders Open Doors: A Radically Simple Leadership Approach to Lift People, Profits, and Performance
This audio edition demonstrates that leadership isn't a complex, abstract concept - but a set of practices and ideals passed from one person to another, across organizations and generations.
audiobook Duration 2h 46m 23s audiobook Authors By Bill Treasurer

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The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By
This audio edition breaks down great leadership into day-to-day actions, so that you know what to do Monday morning.
audiobook Duration 4h 14m 11s audiobook Authors By Dave Ulrich, Kate Sweetman, Norm Smallwood

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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
In this audio edition, Adam Grant addresses the challenge of improving the world from the perspective of becoming an original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions.
audiobook Duration 10h 1m 40s audiobook Authors By Adam Grant

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Wild Success: 7 Key Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn from Extreme Adventurers
This audio edition combines one-of-a-kind insights from the adventure world with innovative research from the field of neuroscience to provide powerful, proven-effective leadership lessons.
audiobook Duration 5h 41m 13s audiobook Authors By Amy Posey, Kevin Vallely
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