Learn to create and manage teams that work well together—in person or at a distance—to meet short-term and strategic goals. Find out how to build trust, respect, and cooperation; simplify systems for better coordination and communication; reduce conflict; and enhance innovation and accountability.
Establish productive team habits.
Develop team members for optimal performance.
Identify solutions for managing different types of teams.
Learn how to manage a team. Discover how to set shared goals, delegate tasks, manage performance, and develop each member of the team.
1h 11m • COURSE
Managing Virtual Teams with Phil Gold
Learn how to manage a virtual team made up of remote team members located in different geographies and time zones.
56m 14s • COURSE
Boosting Your Team's Productivity with Lisa Bodell
Learn to help everyone on your team boost productivity with these easy simplification habits.
39m 8s • COURSE
Meeting Facilitation with Prakash Raman
Learn how to facilitate great meetings. Explore best practices for preparing, structuring, and running effective meetings that help teams achieve their goals.
33m 15s • COURSE
Enhancing Team Innovation with Gemma Leigh Roberts
Learn how to cultivate innovation and creativity on your team.
1h 14m • COURSE
Managing Team Conflict with Henna Inam
Learn how to confidently lead through conflict. Review the various sources of team conflict and learn how to defuse tricky situations using different approaches.
1h 10m • COURSE
Developing Your Team Members with Mike Figliuolo
Learn how to address the unique development needs of different team members and determine how to best allocate your time as you help your employees improve their performance.
52m 52s • COURSE
Holding Your Team Accountable with Daisy Lovelace
Learn how to foster an environment where team members feel accountable to themselves, their teammates, and their leader.
51m 15s • COURSE
You'll learn team management skills with these experts.
Daisy Lovelace, PhD, teaches communication and leadership courses.
Her professional interests include management communication, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution, inclusive excellence, leadership, crisis communication, strategic planning, persuasion, and influence.
Lovelace is also a corporate consultant and executive coach. She earned her doctorate from the University of Virginia. She has taught courses at Duke University, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.
Phil Gold is a senior-level learning and development professional.
Phil has a passion for serving organizations through growing and enabling a culture of learning. A strong advocate for the employee, he believes in using their voice to aid in the creation of solutions to fit their needs; his strong communication skills allow him to tell that story back to them in a way that helps strengthen buy-in and engagement. Phil is experienced in strategic planning, with proven abilities as a team leader working with cross-functional and global teams of employees, stakeholders, and vendors. He can distill and convey complicated technical concepts into plain language, and deliver that in person or virtually in English or Spanish.
Best-selling author Lisa Bodell is the CEO of futurethink, which enables companies to simplify and innovate.
A renowned innovation leader and futurist, Lisa founded futurethink in 2003 to provide a simple approach to the otherwise complicated topic of innovation. Working with leading brands such as Starwood, Merck, and Bosch, futurethink has become the largest source of innovation research, tools, and training in the world. Lisa is also the author of Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters and Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution, which was named one of the Best Business Books of 2012 by booz&co.
After earning her business degree from University of Michigan, Lisa launched her career at Leo Burnett in Chicago, where she discovered a gift for uniting strategically driven ideas with forward-thinking themes. She went on to build two successful businesses before moving to New York and focusing on the simplification and innovation space with futurethink.
With time-management skills that border on an art form, Lisa currently serves as an adviser on the boards of the Institute of Direct Marketing in London; the Association of Professional Futurists; the Institute for Triple Helix Innovation; and Novartis' Diversity and Inclusion Board in Switzerland. Among her many academic activities, Lisa is a finalist judge at Idea Crossing's Innovation Challenge held at University of Virginia, and has taught innovation and creativity at both American University and Fordham Universities.
A respected thought leader on simplification and innovation topics, Lisa is a regular contributor to Women@Forbes. She's also appeared on FOX News, and in such publications as Fast Company, Forbes, Crain's, Businessweek, The New York Times, WIRED, Investor's Business Daily, Harvard Business Review, and The Futurist.
On weekends, she's known for solving word scrambles, brain teasers, and logic puzzles with the speed of an Olympian. She can whip up five-course gourmet meals, though she's yet to master a perfectly grilled burger. After traveling through more than 40 countries, Lisa has set her sights on visiting the North Pole so she can stand in every time zone-simultaneously.
Prakash Raman serves as a high-performance coach and facilitator.
Most recently, Prakash has been an individual and team coach to leaders and executive teams at LinkedIn. He facilitates the Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is an original member of Marshall Goldsmith's 100 Coaches project, a program aimed at developing the top 100 leadership coaches in the world.
Prakash's focus on high performance is driven from his corporate and athletic experience. Prakash began his career on Wall Street, and achieved success in a variety of business functions, from globally scaling a nonprofit, to managing the P&L for the iconic Oreo Cookie brand, and running business operations to a successful exit for a Khosla Ventures-backed startup.
Prakash received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, and his BA in Economics from Rice University, where he played Division I tennis, and achieved a top five ranking in the United States.
Gemma Leigh Roberts is a chartered organizational psychologist, executive coach, and performance psychologist.
Gemma is the founder of the Resilience Edge®, which focuses on helping individuals enhance psychological resilience, master challenges effectively, and thrive in life and work. The Resilience Edge also functions as a center for research into psychological resilience.
Gemma is also the founder of the Career Compass Club®, a career coaching community that helps people to transform their careers.
You can access free resilience and coaching tools and get in contact with Gemma at gemmaleighroberts.com.
Leadership expert Henna Inam is a team coach, author, and a former C-level leader at Fortune 500 companies.
As the CEO of Transformational Leadership Inc, Henna is an executive coach to C-level leaders who are creating transformation within organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, E.W. Scripps, and AMC Theatres. As a trusted advisor to these leaders, she helps them transform from within to create cultures of innovation, trust, and inclusion. Henna has 20+ years of experience in marketing, finance, and sales and has lived or worked in seven countries across four continents. She is the author of Wired for Authenticity, which won Leadership Book of the Year 2016. Her cutting-edge insights are regularly featured on Forbes.com and she has appeared on Fox Business, NPR, and CNNMoney online. Henna serves on the board of Engro Corporation, where she is also part of the Board Compensation Committee. She is also an organizer for TEDxWomen in Atlanta, GA. Find out more at www.transformleaders.tv.
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.