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John Ullmen

John Ullmen Dr. John Ullmen is an executive coach and professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

John Ullmen, PhD, is an internationally acclaimed executive coach who oversees MotivationRules.com and is on faculty at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where his course on interpersonal communication was voted by students as one of the "top 10" experiences in their graduate program.

Dr. Ullmen is a frequent keynote speaker on how to influence for results without resorting to authority or relying on rewards and penalties. His most recent book, Real Influence: Persuade without Pushing and Gain without Giving In (Amacom, 2013), coauthored with Mark Goulston, is in print in many languages, and was chosen as one of the 30 Best Books in Business for 2013 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries.

Spanning a wide range of industries, his clients include industry leaders such as Apple, Bain & Co., Cisco, Deloitte, Disney, Genentech, Frito-Lay, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, NASA, Nike, Oreck, Raytheon, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, UBS, Verizon, Yamaha, and many others.

Dr. Ullmen also works with senior leadership teams, and one of the programs he created for a leading global firm was featured in a Harvard Business School case study on successful strategic and human capital change.

He received a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a PhD in organizational behavior from UCLA. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he served in a global top-secret intelligence program and later at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Center for Character and Leadership Development.
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    Practicing mindfulness improves your focus, resilience, and decision making. In addition to mindfulness meditation, this course features a series of mindfulness techniques for dealing with stress, fear, and self-doubt as well as connecting with others, practicing mindful leadership, and performing under pressure.

    1h 16m
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  • view course page for Developing Executive Presence

    Explains how the "elusive" quality of executive presence actually can be developed to help you stand out from the crowd, gain leadership opportunities, and be successful as a leader.

    1h 24m
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  • view course page for Executive Leadership

    Learn the executive leadership qualities that set the best apart from the rest.

    1h 42m
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  • view course page for Influencing Others

    Learn how to increase your influence and visibility in your organization.

    1h 21m
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  • view course page for Communication Fundamentals

    Effective communication is more than what you say. Learn to overcome anxiety, improve your listening ability, hone your message, and deliver it better.

    2h 5m
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  • view course page for Connecting with Executives

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