Leadership Foundations

  • 11 Courses | 6h 50m 42s
  • 11 Books | 28h 31m
  • 12 Audiobooks | 53h 13m 6s
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Learn the foundational principles of the leadership role, from strategic business planning and implementation through managing teams and people.


Leading by Motivating

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    What Motivation Is Not
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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 | 26m
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 | 24m
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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 | 34m
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 | 30m
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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 | 31m
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 | 30m
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 | 29m
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 | 22m
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 | 30m
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
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