Learn to become a leader others will want to follow. By first developing yourself as a leader, you can take on the most challenging leadership responsibilities: establishing and executing your strategic vision, executing against that vision, and harnessing your most powerful competitive advantage, your people.
Learn the mindset, perspective, and skills required to move from management to a formal leadership role.
Transitioning from Manager to Leader with Sara Canaday
Learn how to shift your mindset from manager to leader. Increase your self-awareness and emotional intelligence, expand your strategic scope, and identify and cultivate top talent.
59m 20s • COURSE
Emerging Leader Foundations with Dan Schawbel
Grow your career as a leader by learning how to manage yourself, hire and coach employees, and create a diverse and collaborative workplace.
50m 46s • COURSE
Developing Your Leadership Philosophy with Mike Figliuolo
Define and share your own authentic leadership philosophy in this hands-on course.
1h 23m • COURSE
Leading Effectively with Mike Figliuolo
Become a more effective leader using the concept of "leadership capital": a deliberate approach to investing your time and energy in your team members.
43m 58s • COURSE
Leading with Emotional Intelligence with Britt Andreatta
Get concrete techniques for boosting your emotional quotient (EQ) to better lead teams, work with peers, and manage up.
1h 2m • COURSE
Leading through Relationships with Simon T. Bailey
Make a positive impact on your company—and your own career—by learning how to lead through relationships. Get techniques for managing the human side of your work as a leader.
48m 44s • COURSE
Prioritizing Effectively as a Leader with Dorie Clark
Learn how to set priorities as a leader. See how to understand what priorities matter for your organization, and how you and your team can take action accordingly.
36m 17s • COURSE
Developing Credibility as a Leader with Dorie Clark
Learn how to establish and demonstrate credibility as a leader. Get tips for boosting your credibility with your team and bouncing back if your credibility has been damaged.
35m 1s • COURSE
Developing Executive Presence with John Ullmen
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 12m • COURSE
Leading with Purpose with Lisa Earle McLeod
Learn how to lead with purpose. Use purpose to connect employees to your company, inspire innovation, increase revenue, and emerge as a highly regarded leader.
54m 54s • COURSE
You'll learn leadership skills with these experts
Sara Canaday is a leadership development expert, speaker, and author.
In her work, Sara helps companies maximize the contributions of their leaders for bottom-line impact. Drawing on her 15 years of corporate experience, Sara has a unique gift for connecting with audiences and ensuring they walk away with actionable strategies for positive change—strengthening leadership skills, improving business relationships, and enhancing performance.
Sara's career spans more than 20 years, including senior executive positions in sales, operations, and organizational development with USAA and Texas Mutual. After forming her own company, Sara began sharing her expertise in leadership development, executive presence, branding, and emotional intelligence. Her insights have led hundreds of teams and individuals nationwide to make strategic changes with impressive results.
Sara is a member of both the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation, and is an adjunct executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). She is certified in the CCL suite of 360-degree multi-rater feedback instruments, and she is accredited through Multi-Health Systems to administer the EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence assessments.
Sara has been featured in a number of publications and broadcasts, most notably Forbes, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, CNBC, and the American Management Association's Leadership-Wired. Sara is also the author of a popular business book, You—According to Them: Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career.
Dan Schawbel is a New York Times best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, and Fortune 500 consultant.
Dan is a partner and research director at Future Workplace, and the founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. He is the best-selling author of two career books: Promote Yourself and Me 2.0. His third book is called Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation. Through his companies, he's conducted dozens of research studies and worked with major brands including American Express, GE, Microsoft, Virgin, IBM, Coca-Cola, and Oracle. Dan has interviewed over 2,000 of the world's most successful people, including Warren Buffett, Anthony Bourdain, Jessica Alba, will.i.am, Michael Bloomberg, Chelsea Handler, Colin Powell, Sheryl Sandberg, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In addition, he has written countless articles for Forbes, Fortune, TIME, The Economist, Quartz, the World Economic Forum, the Harvard Business Review, the Guardian, and others that have combined generated over 15 million views. Considered "one of today's more dynamic young entrepreneurs" by Inc. magazine, Schawbel has been profiled or quoted in over 2,000 media outlets, such as The Today Show on NBC, Fox & Friends on Fox News, Your Business on MSNBC, The Steve Harvey Show, the Wall Street Journal, People, Wired, GQ, The Economist, and NPR. He has been recognized on several lists, including Inc. magazine's "30 Under 30," Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30," Businessweek magazine's "20 Entrepreneurs You Should Follow," Workforce magazine's "Game Changers," and the Business Insider "40 Under 40" list.
Mike Figliuolo is founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm.
He is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (www.onepieceofpaper.com), Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (www.leadinsidethebox.com), and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved (www.elegantpitch.com). Mike's blog and the programs he teaches can be found at www.thoughtleadersllc.com.
Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader who creates brain science–based solutions.
As CEO of 7th Mind, Inc., she draws on her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and learning to unlock the best in people and organizations.
Britt has published several books on the brain science of success, including her most recent book, Wired to Connect: The Brain Science of Teams and a New Model for Creating Collaboration and Inclusion.
As the former chief learning officer for Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning), Britt is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience. She regularly consults with businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations on leadership development and learning strategy. Corporate clients of her learning solutions include Fortune 100 companies like Comcast and Apple, and also EY, Microsoft, Domino's, Franklin Covey, TransUnion, and Zillow.
She has over 10 million views worldwide of her courses and is a TEDx speaker. Britt's industry accolades include several prestigious awards from Chief Learning Officer and Talent Development magazines and the World Training Congress. To learn more, visit www.BrittAndreatta.com.
Simon T. Bailey is an author and leadership imagineer.
Simon works with businesses and individuals to find the spark of brilliance that generates sustainable results. His latest book, Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You, Inc., was named as one of the top 25 books being read by individuals around the world and corporate America.
Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Dorie is also the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the number one leadership book of 2015 by Inc. magazine and was a Washington Post best-seller. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Dorie was described by the New York Times as an "expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives."
She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a branding expert by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Dorie is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the U.S. State Department, and the World Bank. You can download her free 42-page Stand Out self-assessment workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com.
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.
Sales leadership expert Lisa Earle McLeod is a popular keynote speaker, author, and consultant.
Lisa created the "noble purpose" concept and strategy after her research revealed that organizations driven by a noble purpose outperformed the market by over 350%. A sought-after keynote speaker who has rocked the house everywhere from Apple to Peterbilt Trucks, Lisa is known for her cutting-edge ideas, practical techniques, and inspirational humor. She is the author of four best-selling books on leadership, sales, and personal development. Her book Selling with Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud has been a game changer at global firms like Flight Centre, Hootsuite, and Roche. She is also the sales leadership expert for Forbes.com, and she has appeared on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Oprah.com, and Good Morning America.