Aspire Journeys

Leadership Development Core Journey

  • 20 Courses | 14h 10m 43s
  • 24 Books | 3h 31m
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Whether you are an experienced leader, or you're preparing for a future leadership opportunity, this leadership journey is designed to provide you with a solid foundation of core leadership competencies that will help you effectively develop, grow, and lead your teams to successful business outcomes.

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

  • 2 Courses | 1h 40m 41s
  • 3 Books | 31m

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

  • 2 Courses | 1h 25m 29s
  • 3 Books | 37m

Coaching is key to developing talent in your organization. Learn how to implement the fundamental practices leaders require to coach effectively.

  • 2 Courses | 1h 19m 48s
  • 2 Books | 16m

Successful teams are essential for effective business execution. Get the most out of your team for optimal results.

  • 2 Courses | 1h 53m 6s
  • 2 Books | 24m

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 | 12m

Every leader needs to create a vision for their teams to ensure alignment. Learn how to lead with vision to get results.

  • 2 Courses | 1h 8m 23s
  • 1 Book | 9m

Tackling complex problems and making good decisions are key to the leader’s role. Explore best practices.

  • 2 Courses | 1h 42m 39s
  • 3 Books | 29m

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

  • 2 Courses | 1h 2m 7s
  • 2 Books | 14m

Leading with agility is essential in today's competitive marketplace. Learn how to meet leadership challenges with a focused and flexible mindset.

  • 2 Courses | 1h 46m 51s
  • 3 Books | 26m

Leaders benefit from diverse workforces. Explore ways to encourage diversity for better outcomes.

  • 2 Courses | 58m 34s
  • 3 Books | 13m

COURSES INCLUDED

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
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
Building and Leading Successful Teams
No one is an island, and this is particularly true in business. Success is dependent upon skilled, committed individuals coming together to achieve common goals. Building teams is essential to personal and organizational success. Whether your group is permanent or temporary, efficient and effective team leadership is essential. In this course, you'll learn methods for team building and team leadership. You'll also learn strategies for avoiding and mitigating team dysfunction and conflict. Finally, you'll learn how successfully leading teams is integral in the modern marketplace.
7 videos | 47m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Building & Leading Teams
Building and leading an often disparate group of people is a formidable challenge, but done correctly, teams offer numerous advantages. Find out when and why you need teams, as well as how to develop teams that are highly effective.
26 videos | 1h available Badge
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
Leading through Shared Vision
A powerful vision, clearly articulated, motivates people to take action and drives business results. In this course, you'll learn how to create and communicate a realistic and actionable vision that inspires commitment from people.
6 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Leading Vision
Vision starts with purpose. By modeling that vision and communicating it in a way that everyone can envision, leaders can inspire, energize, and engage others in way that goes beyond just getting the job done. What’s your purpose?
12 videos | 29m available Badge
Leading through Problem Solving and Decision Making
The hallmark of leadership is being able to work through problems and make tough decisions using the skills and experience of your team. In this course, you'll learn how to use a three stage approach to engage your team in this effort.
7 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Problem Solving & Decision Making
Could you be a better decision maker? Absolutely. Better decisions result from a timely response, collaborative efforts, and an absence of emotions. Become an expert problem solver and start making smarter decisions today.
14 videos | 55m available Badge
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
The Agile Leader
Even a small shift in direction can accelerate success. In this course, you will learn how to adopt a focused and flexible mindset; respond quickly with adaptive techniques; and empower others to reach the goal.
7 videos | 40m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Leading with Agility
The agile leader is adaptive, can sense and seize opportunities, and is constantly on the lookout for change. Discover how agility can make you, your team, and your organization more innovative, more responsive, and more successful.
21 videos | 1h available Badge
Leading Diversity
Diversity is a fact of life in the modern marketplace and workforce. In this course, you'll learn skills to help you manage and leverage diversity for the benefit of the organization.
6 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Leading Diversity
Diversity is good for business. It drives innovation and delivers results that create a competitive advantage. But to do all this, diversity has to be more than a compliance checklist. Leaders must put a premium on values and individuality.
10 videos | 23m available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book Summary

MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Salary, Benefits, Bonus . . . and Being
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how “emotional intelligence” can be used to attract and retain talent, as well as promote employee engagement.
Book Duration 2m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on What Makes Work Meaningful -- Or Meaningless
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how to make work more enjoyable and engaging for employees.
Book Duration 20m 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

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the value of eccentric or unusual people within the workplace.
Book Duration 11m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Why Learning Is Central to Sustained Innovation
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the values of a skilled workforce.
Book Duration 17m 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 Article on Inspiring Employee Creativity
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn why it is important for leaders to encourage creativity in their people.
Book Duration 6m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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Coaching for Breakthrough Success: Proven Techniques for Making Impossible Dreams Possible
Coaching for Breakthrough Success is an indispensable handbook for coaches seeking to bring out the very best in themselves and others, using innovative techniques and thought-provoking paradigms. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Jack Canfield, Peter Chee

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How to Lead a Self-Managing Team
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the role an external leader or supervisor plays in directing autonomous groups within an organization.
Book Duration 16m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results
In Lead Inside the Box, authors Victor Prince and Mike Figliuolo provide a proven method to achieve performance excellence in the teams that you lead. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 8m Book Authors By Mike Figliuolo, Victor Prince

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Is Your Company Ready for HR Analytics?
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how to use analytics to benefit your company.
Book Duration 3m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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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.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Brian Dive

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Leading with Noble Purpose: How to Create a Tribe of True Believers
Leading with Noble Purpose shows how to realign your business along terms of customer impact and employee engagement. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Lisa Earle McLeod

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Stop Jumping to Solutions!
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the necessary steps to take in order to avoid making poor decisions in complex situations.
Book Duration 16m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Toyota's Secret: The A3 Report
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn Toyota’s unique method for problem-solving and decision making.
Book Duration 3m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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Problem Solved: A Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence and Conviction
Problem Solved provides you with a consistent decision-making process based on research principles. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

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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 Article on The Discipline of Creativity
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the ways that creativity — a crucial element of agility — can be woven into our work lives.
Book Duration 7m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Leading in an Unpredictable World
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn why managing with agility is so critical when “there will be no long-term predictability” in business.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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The Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations
The Agility Shift provides leaders at all levels in an organization with the mindset, strategy, and practical tools to make them agile. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Pamela Meyer

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Developing Tomorrow's Global Leaders
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how HR executives should be preparing for the diverse leadership of the future.
Book Duration 2m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on In Boardrooms, the Same Is a Shame
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the risks of uniformity within the executive suites of companies and organizations.
Book Duration 1m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off
The Inclusion Dividend discusses how to establish an inclusive corporate culture and use diversity to maximize productivity and innovation. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Mark Kaplan, Mason Donovan

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