Aspire Journeys

Mid-Level Manager Journey

  • 12 Courses | 9h 5m 23s
  • 16 Books | 4h 18m
  • 2 Audiobooks | 27m 57s
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As an experienced leader, you are ready to take your management skills to the next level. Success at this pivotal moment requires vision, confidence, and influence. This leadership journey expands your ability to think and act strategically. It is never too late to develop leadership skills.

Moving into Middle Management

The transition from frontline manager to middle manager can be difficult for many people. The added leadership responsibilities and new relationships, and their inherent challenges, can prove daunting. However, the necessary leadership skills for mastering them can be learned and developed.

  • 2 Courses | 44m 14s
  • 5 Books | 52m
  • 2 Audiobooks | 27m 57s

Leading Innovation

The success of your organization depends on its ability to innovate and keep innovating. Help your team unleash its creative potential.

  • 2 Courses | 2h 30m 12s
  • 3 Books | 33m

Influence and Persuasion

Influence and persuasion are key attributes of successful leaders. Explore strategies to have greater impact across the organization.

  • 2 Courses | 1h 26m 22s
  • 3 Books | 1h 11m

Collaboration

Collaboration is critical to the success of any team and organization. Learn how to promote collaboration within your team and among other teams in the organization.

  • 4 Courses | 3h 8m 35s
  • 3 Books | 43m

Networking with Leader Peers

Having a vibrant network is key to any leader's success. Identify ways to expand and reinforce your professional relationships.

  • 2 Courses | 1h 16m
  • 2 Books | 59m

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Leadership Transitions: Moving into Middle Management
The transition from frontline manager to middle manager can be difficult for many people. The added leadership responsibilities and new relationships, and their inherent challenges, can prove daunting. However, the necessary leadership skills for mastering them can be learned and developed. In this course, you'll learn the role, duties, and responsibilities that come with a middle management position. You'll also learn about the challenges of mid-level management and methods and leadership mindsets for mitigating and overcoming them.
7 videos | 19m has Assessment available Badge
Leadership Insights on Transitioning from Frontline Manager to Mid-Level Manager
Transitioning from a frontline manager to a mid-level manager requires strategies for settling into middle management. Learn what you can do to ease the transition all the while imparting change, accountability, and developing others along the way.
8 videos | 24m available Badge

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Leading Innovation
In our ever-changing business world, the successful organization is the one that innovates successfully - survival depends on it. Innovation leadership plays a pivotal role by developing and supporting a culture that is open to a creative, innovative mindset. In this course, you'll learn the requirements for successful innovation and how to overcome obstacles to innovation. You'll also learn the characteristics of an innovation culture and how to establish a flexible innovation process that encourages creativity and innovative thinking in others.
7 videos | 47m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Leading Innovation
To lead innovation you need to first avoid the mistakes leaders make in innovation. Then you need to create a space for innovation-where debate and learning can foster creativity and people can join together to do the work that matters.
34 videos | 1h 42m available Badge

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Influencing and Persuading Others
Successful leaders are those who get things done, and that often requires getting others to do the things necessary for getting things done. All of that requires the application of successful influence. Stated simply, leaders must be able to influence and persuade others to achieve their team, department, and organizational goals. In this course, you'll learn about methods of persuasion that will rally your stakeholders around your cause. You'll discover influencing techniques that set the stage for making your case, appeal to your audience, and get the commitment you need to move forward with your team, your goals, and your career.
6 videos | 50m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Influence and Persuasion
Achieving the outcome you desire depends on your ability to influence and persuade. Build your influence by putting the interests of other people first-ask questions and share your knowledge to motivate, encourage, and engage others.
16 videos | 35m available Badge

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The Collaborative Leader
In today's business world, working together is key to success. In this course, you'll learn how to lead collaboratively, improve collaboration in your team, and reach across boundaries to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
7 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Leading Collaboratively
Collaborative leadership requires reciprocity, humility, and modeling collaboration for team members. Discover tools leaders can use to foster collaboration.
13 videos | 33m 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 5m available Badge

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Networking to Improve Leadership Effectiveness
It's not all about who you know, but some of it is. Just as having a strong team is key to leadership success, so is proper networking. As a leader, it's important to develop and maintain your own effective networks. It's also in your best interest to mentor and encourage your team as they develop their own. In this course, you'll learn how professional networking can improve your effectiveness as a leader. You'll also learn how to assess your business networking efforts and utilize them to ensure they're working for you. Finally, you'll learn about the types of social skills needed for executive networking and how to establish a network identity and ensure its authenticity.
7 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Networking with your Peers
Rome wasn't built in a day, nor by one person. To attain excellence, you need a network. Start by reaching out to people who are not like you and extend a sincere offer to help. Improve your networking skills with these essential tips.
11 videos | 34m available Badge

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BOOKS INCLUDED

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Nine Minutes on Monday: The Quick and Easy Way to Go from Manager to Leader
Nine Minutes on Monday provides managers with nine fundamental needs for a realistic approach to sustaining long-term working relationships between employers and employees. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 14m book Authors By James Robbins

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What it Takes to Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership
What it Takes to Be #1 explains the technique behind preparing for a leadership position and the principles that should be internalized to produce the best results for you and your team. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Vince Lombardi Jr.

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Leading the Unleadable: How to Manage Mavericks, Cynics, Divas, and Other Difficult People
Leading the Unleadable reveals how to use exceptional leadership to deal with difficult personalities and challenges to create a more productive workplace. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Alan Willett

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7 Paths to Managerial Leadership: Doing Well by Doing it Right
7 Paths to Managerial Leadership provides strategies for improving your relationships with your 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 Fred Mackenzie

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Serve Up, Coach Down: Mastering the Middle and Both Sides of Leadership
In Serve Up, Coach Down, Jamail explores how to take the stigma out of middle management by devising innovative strategies to leverage the advantages middle managers have. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Nathan Jamail
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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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Making Innovation Work: How to Manage It, Measure It and Profit From It
Making Innovation Work shows how your company can profit if you manage innovation intelligently. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Marc J. Epstein, Robert D. Shelton, Tony Davila

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Innovation at Work: 55 Activities to Spark Your Team's Creativity
In Innovation at Work, author Richard Brynteson explains how to inspire creativity and exercise your team's innovation muscles. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Richard Brynteson

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Influence and Persuasion
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the role influence can play in an organization, and how much persuasive power executives possess inside their companies as well as externally.
book Duration 54m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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Persuasion Equation: The Subtle Science of Getting Your Way
In The Persuasion Equation, Mark Rodgers shows how people make decisions and reveals how to persuade people to see things your way. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 8m book Authors By Mark Rodgers

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360 Degrees of Influence: Get Everyone to Follow Your Lead on Your Way to the Top
In 360 Degrees of Influence, Harrison Monarth argues persuasively that the most effective leaders are those who influence colleagues in all levels of the organization. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Harrison Monarth

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Cross-Functional Collaboration
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how to improve your company’s cross-functional collaboration and how you can leverage common goals and strategies to enhance it.
book Duration 26m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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Leaders Don't Command: Inspire Growth, Ingenuity, and Collaboration
Leader's Don't Command offers you the tools to uncover your best leadership strengths that will have others looking to you as a respected leader. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Jorge Cuervo

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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 on Leadership Networking
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn what your company can do when a strategic alliance fails to live up to expectations, how you can maximize the impact of reconnecting with dormant contacts, and more.
book Duration 49m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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The 11 Laws of Likability: Relationship Networking . . . Because People Do Business with People They Like
In The 11 Laws of Likability, author Lederman presents a plain language guide that teaches you how to network like a professional. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Michelle Tillis Lederman

AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

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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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Becoming a Can-Do Leader: A Guide for the Busy Manager
Becoming a Can-Do Leader addresses how to be a productive, hands-on manager and why it's key to many management roles today. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 18m 44s audiobook Authors By Frank Satterthwaite, Jamie Millard