Aspire Journeys

First Time Manager Journey

  • 12 Courses | 7h 33m 39s
  • 15 Books | 6h 58m
  • 4 Audiobooks | 1h 1m 30s
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You are a first-time manager. Now what? Becoming a manager is one of the most critical transitions in your career, and poor leadership behaviors can take hold early. This leadership journey will deepen your understanding of what it takes to lead, develop, and achieve through others. You'll need confidence and passion as you develop your management style and earn respect from your team on your own accord.

Becoming a Frontline Manager

Making the transition from individual contributor to frontline leader can be a daunting adjustment. Moving into a leadership role involves more than just getting a new title. It means adopting a leadership mind-set, developing new skills and leadership competencies, and understanding your new relationships with those above and below you on the organizational chart.

  • 2 Courses | 52m 29s
  • 4 Books | 1h 1m
  • 1 Audiobook | 19m 50s

Developing People

Leaders are only as good as the people they lead. Learn how to use tailored techniques and strategies to optimize performance.

  • 4 Courses | 2h 45m 17s
  • 4 Books | 2h 43m

Accountability

Organizations trust their leaders to be accountable. Discover how to foster both responsbility and empowerment in yourself and your team.

  • 2 Courses | 1h 13m 5s
  • 2 Books | 1h 10m
  • 1 Audiobook | 18m 45s

Driving Execution

Vision, goals, and strategies mean little if not successfully executed. Learn how to develop an execution culture.

  • 2 Courses | 1h 2m 7s
  • 3 Books | 1h 6m
  • 1 Audiobook | 12m 24s

Emotional Intelligence

Leaders need to exhibit self-awareness and empathy. Learn how to identify and regulate emotions to lead others.

  • 2 Courses | 1h 40m 41s
  • 2 Books | 58m
  • 1 Audiobook | 10m 31s

COURSES INCLUDED

Leadership Transitions: Becoming a Frontline Manager
Making the transition from individual contributor to frontline leader can be a daunting adjustment. Moving into a leadership role involves more than just getting a new title. It means adopting a leadership mind-set, developing new skills and leadership competencies, and understanding your new relationships with those above and below you on the organizational chart. In this course, you'll learn how to adjust your mindset, develop your delegation skills, and build relationships to succeed in your new leadership role.
7 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge
Leadership Insights on Leader Transitions
When taking on a new position, leaders face myriad challenges like building teams that deliver, developing networks to stay informed of key events, and inspiring others on an entirely new level. Get ready to make the most of your new role.
10 videos | 34m available Badge

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Leading by Developing People
Any leader is only as good as the people they lead, and it is the very rare leader whose team is comprised only of skilled experts at every position. For everyone else, employee development is key for effective leadership. Individual and team development must be a priority for you and your organization when seeking a competitive edge in the marketplace.   In this course, you'll learn how to use motivational factors and actions for developing your team. You'll explore strategies for performance improvement, as well as how to set and maintain high standards. You'll also learn how to overcome common myths about development, and how to mitigate the challenges leaders face in developing people.
7 videos | 51m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Developing People
Developing people is critical to success, and yet many organizations go about it the wrong way. Bringing out people's best performance and potential starts with why, not how. Treat talent development as a culture, not a program.
14 videos | 41m available Badge
Developing Successful Coaching Relationships
In a perfect business world, all employees would be ideally suited to their jobs, with skills and aptitudes fully aligned to their roles. In the real world, however, successful leadership requires coaching and mentoring. Leaders must foster a culture conducive to coaching and be capable themselves of stepping into a coaching role when it's called for. In this course, you'll learn coaching techniques for building dynamic and purposeful coaching relationships. You'll learn some coaching principles that will guide you in helping your team members exceed their preconceived limitations and reach their full potential.
8 videos | 50m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Coaching
Like a physical trainer, good coaches don't do the heavy lifting for others. Instead, they ask questions, assist in setting up action plans, and most importantly, build skills and self-confidence-even in the most reluctant of employees.
9 videos | 28m available Badge

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Accountable Leadership
Accountability is about taking ownership of your own actions, behaviors, and decision-making. In today's large, often massive organizations, it can be tempting to pass the buck and duck responsibility. An accountable leader, on the other hand, is one that says and does what they say they will, ensuring accountability to their team and the organization. In this course, you'll learn about building accountability in your teams, demonstrating your own willingness to be accountable especially when things go wrong, and fostering an environment of accountability in those you work with.
7 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Being Accountable
The accountable leader lets go of responsibility and delegates effectively. Learn about the five key levels of accountability, holding individuals accountable to the team, and overcoming obstacles to cultivate a culture of accountability.
9 videos | 31m available Badge

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Creating a Successful Business Execution Culture
Leaders must execute the strategies they help create. Without execution, a strategy is just an idea. In this course, you'll learn how to build and lead an "execution culture" that empowers employees to translate strategy into action.
7 videos | 39m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Leading a Culture of Execution
Are you ready to get the job done? If so, you need to first let it go! Leading a culture of execution starts with delegation. To develop high-performance teams, empower others, define project expectations, and create a level playing field.
9 videos | 22m available Badge

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Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Leader
To successfully lead others requires building emotional intelligence. This skill, sometimes referred to as Emotional IQ, or EQ, is the ability to understand how and why people relate and react to situations the way they do. In this course, you'll learn about emotional intelligence and the common characteristics shared by emotionally intelligent leaders. You will learn about the value of emotions and how they affect working relationships. You will also learn how to develop personal emotional intelligence skills like self-awareness and self-regulation. And you'll explore ways to build relational competencies like social awareness and social skills.
8 videos | 50m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Emotional Intelligence
High EQ is vital for today's leaders. But what is it exactly, how does it affect your ability to lead others, and what can you do to improve your EQ? It's time to get to know thy "self"!
20 videos | 50m available Badge

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BOOKS INCLUDED

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MIT Sloan Management Review on New Leader Transitions
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how to transition into an effective leader, and how to overcome the struggles that come with change.
book Duration 40m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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From Techie to Boss: Transitioning to Leadership
From Techie to Boss teaches you the necessary interpersonal skills and techniques for the successful transition from a technical role to a leadership position. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its content.
book Duration 11m book Authors By Scott Cromar

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The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results, Third Edition
For anyone looking to achieve a successful transition into a new leadership role, The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan is a practical handbook designed to accelerate the success of new leaders and their teams in the first 100 days. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 5m book Authors By George B. Bradt, Jayme A. Check, Jorge E. Pedraza

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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.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Robert Bruce Shaw
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MIT Sloan Management Review on Developing People
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the best ways to develop the population of your workplace, and how executives recruit and retain the best employees.
book Duration 1h 32m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want
Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go provides the knowledge and skills required to inculcate a culture of intentional growth in any company-with the buy-in of employees. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Beverly Kaye, Julie Winkle Giulioni

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Leader as Coach Special Collection
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how to manage being a leader and a coach at the same time, and if you possess the necessary abilities to lead and develop employees.
book Duration 51m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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50 Top Tools for Coaching: A Complete Toolkit for Developing and Empowering People, Third Edition
50 Top Tools for Coaching provides you with everything you need to know to motivate and guide others towards success. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 11m book Authors By Gillian Jones, Ro Gorell
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MIT Sloan Management Review on The Accountable Leader
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the responsibilities of leadership, and what executives should be doing for both their companies and the wider world.
book Duration 1h 1m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Leading a Culture of Execution
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how to develop a strategy that’s effective and achieves its desired outcomes, how you can communicate strategic priorities effectively, and how to best approach your company’s goal management.
book Duration 52m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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Execution IS the Strategy: How Leaders Achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time
Execution IS the Strategy shows how to quickly build a limber plan, and how to build your business to adjust to the constantly changing business environment. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Laura Stack

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Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right
Using engaging, up-to-date case studies, Confronting Reality urges business leaders to adopt a three-point holistic business model that forces them to consider the realities of the changing business world. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 4m book Authors By Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan

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MIT Sloan Management Review on The Emotionally Intelligent Leader
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the roles that empathy and emotions play in effective leadership.
book Duration 49m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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The Emotional Intelligence Activity Kit: 50 Easy and Effective Exercises for Building EQ
The Emotional Intelligence Activity Kit provides practical exercises to help you boost the emotional intelligence of individuals and teams in the workplace. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Adele B. Lynn, Janele R. Lynn

AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audiobook Summary

The New Manager's Tool Kit: 21 Things You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running
The New Manager's Toolkit is packed with unconventional advice for current and aspiring managers. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 19m 50s audiobook Authors By Don Grimme, Sheryl Grimme

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Audiobook Summary

The Accountable Leader: Developing Effective Leadership Through Managerial Accountability
The Accountable Leader provides a toolkit for overhauling ailing leadership models and revitalizing the power and potential of your leaders. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 18m 45s audiobook Authors By Brian Dive

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Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution
Seven Strategy Questions identifies the questions you should ask yourself and ask others to lay the groundwork for successful strategy implementation. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 12m 24s audiobook Authors By Robert Simons

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Working with Emotional Intelligence
Working with Emotional Intelligence uses the experiences of business leaders to present a compelling case for the value of emotions in everyday business life. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 10m 31s audiobook Authors By Daniel Goleman

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