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. Enhance your personal growth by increasing your self-awareness and emotional intelligence, expanding your strategic scope, and identifying and cultivating top talent.
1h • COURSE
Leadership Foundations with Britt Andreatta
Cultivate leadership traits that will help you inspire your team, successfully manage change and conflict, and better serve the needs of your organization.
1h 24m • 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 24m • COURSE
Finding and Retaining High Potentials with Kathrine Sharon
Win the war for talent by bringing the best and brightest to work for your organization. Learn how to identify, attract, and retain high potential employees.
1h • COURSE
Designing Growth Strategies with Anil Gupta
Businesses must grow to survive and thrive. Learn how to identify and capitalize on growth opportunities in your industry.
1h 21m • COURSE
Leading Change with Britt Andreatta
Help your organization embrace change and make sure new initiatives are successful.
1h 42m • COURSE
Executive Decision Making with Mike Figliuolo
Learn how to make high-quality decisions with far-reaching impact. Find the data and tools to support your decision, make the call, communicate decisions effectively, and lead your organization through change.
52m 24s • COURSE
Developing Your Leadership Philosophy with Mike Figliuolo
Define and share your own authentic leadership philosophy in this hands-on course.
1h 24m • COURSE
You'll learn leadership skills with these experts
Sara Canaday is a leadership development expert, speaker, and author who 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.
Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader in leadership and learning.
Britt is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience consulting with businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations. Corporate clients include Fortune 100 companies like Comcast and Apple, as well as companies such as Avvo, LinkedIn, Franklin Covey, Alter Eco Foods, DPR Construction, and 15Five. She has also worked with major educational institutions like the University of California, Dartmouth University, and the University of New Mexico, as well as nonprofit organizations like the YMCA and Norton Healthcare.
Britt has published several titles on learning and leadership, including her books Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Master Any Skill and Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving Success. She has received over 4 million views worldwide of her courses on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. Titles include Leading Change, Having Difficult Conversations, and Leading with Emotional Intelligence.
An engaging and highly sought-after speaker, Britt delivered a TEDx talk called "How Your Past Hijacks Your Future" and she regularly speaks at corporate events and international conferences receiving rave reviews like "best speaker of the conference."
Britt has served as professor and dean at the University of California, Antioch University, and several graduate schools. She regularly consults with executives and organizations on how to maximize their full potential.
Britt has won several prestigious awards, including the 2016 Global Training & Development Leadership Award from the World Training & Development Congress. She won the gold medal for Chief Learning Officer magazine's Trailblazer Award, and was also nominated for the CLO Strategy Award.
She has served as the chief learning officer for Lynda.com and senior learning consultant for global leadership and talent development at LinkedIn. She continues to partner with Lynda.com and LinkedIn as an author and thought leader on learning and leadership.
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.
Katy Sharon is a leadership and organization development professional serving clients from 50 to 150,000 employees. She has 20+ years of experience in a range of industries. She is currently a consultant working primarily with technology companies to help them increase the effectiveness of their leaders and managers. Katy has held senior positions in human resources and talent management at Gap Inc., Levi Strauss, and Interactive Media. She has had consulting roles at Accenture, PDI Ninth House, and Alliance Leadership. Katy designs, develops, and facilitates management and leadership programs on a variety of topics, including management and leadership fundamentals, coaching and feedback, difficult conversations, developing others, and leading change. She has been a certified facilitator for situational leadership. She brings her certification as an executive coach to her facilitation, helping her to engage participants in a unique way. Katy's clients include Workday, New Relic, NetApp, Chegg, Pandora, ClearSlide, Electronic Arts, Informatica, Ubisoft, and Vanity Fair Outdoor. Katy has also facilitated management programs and has provided executive coaching services at Google, Salesforce, AOL, and Twitter. Katy has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in international studies from Duke University. Katy was a Fulbright scholar in Paris.
Dr. Anil K. Gupta is one of the world's leading experts on strategy, globalization, and entrepreneurship. He is ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world's "most influential living management thinkers" and has been named by The Economist as one of the world's "superstars" in a cover story on innovation in emerging economies. He is also one of only three professors, out of over 25,000 worldwide, to have been elected as a lifetime fellow of the three most prestigious academic bodies in his field: Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and the Academy of International Business.
Dr. Gupta's newest book is The Silk Road Rediscovered: How Indian and Chinese Companies Become Globally Stronger by Winning in Each Other's Markets. His earlier books include Getting China and India Right and The Quest for Global Dominance. Anil serves as a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek, as a contributing editor for Chief Executive magazine, and as a contributor to HBR.org. His opinion pieces have also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, China Daily, Economic Times, and other outlets.
He is also a regular participant at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summits, including the annual meeting in Davos and the regional meetings in China, India, and the Middle East. He is a member of the WEF's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals, and has also served on the boards of several NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed companies in the United States.
Anil serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, including the World Economic Forum, The Economist conferences, the Businessweek CEO Forum, Chief Executive magazine's CEO2CEO Summits, and the Yale CEO Summit. He has also served as a consultant, keynote speaker, and/or executive education faculty with some of the largest corporations in the world, including GE, IBM, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, HP, SAP, and Microsoft.
Anil is the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a visiting professor of strategy at INSEAD, where he served as the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Strategy until December 2010. Anil also serves as chief advisor to the China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organization. He has served as a past visiting professor at Stanford University and Dartmouth College. He received a doctorate from the Harvard Business School, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and a BT from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
Mike Figliuolo is the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm specializing in leadership development. 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.