Leadership Foundations

  • 16 Courses | 9h 14m 23s
  • 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.


Business Execution: How Things Get Done

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    Business Execution Culture: Getting Things Done
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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 | 31m 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 | 32m 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 | 31m 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 | 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 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 | 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