Teams are increasingly relied upon as the primary means for getting work done in an organization. And the best work comes from teams who can collaborate effectively. This path helps managers and employees learn the key skills required for effective collaboration.
Learn how to establish the appropriate roles and environment for team success.
Develop listening, trust-building, and decision-making skills to promote successful team communication.
Manage meetings and difficult conversations, whether your team is colocated or remote.
Explore the roles of leaders and members of teams in creating high-performing organizations.
25m • COURSE
Teamwork Foundations with Chris Croft
Management trainer Chris Croft discusses the qualities of great teams and what you can do to be an effective team member.
1h 16m • COURSE
Effective Listening with Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Communications experts Tatiana Kolovou and Brenda Bailey-Hughes help you assess your listening skills and develop more-effective listening behaviors.
1h 8m • COURSE
Building Trust with Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Learn how to build trust in the workplace. Find out how to earn trust, practice trust, and rebuild trust.
58m 15s • COURSE
Decision-Making Strategies with Mike Figliuolo
Learn how to make better business decisions faster, incur less risk, and gain support for your decisions.
47m 52s • COURSE
Building Accountability into Your Culture with Mike Figliuolo
Create a culture of accountability at every level of your organization, with these leadership tips from executive coach Mike Figliuolo.
29m 16s • COURSE
Having Difficult Conversations with Marlene Chism
Learn how to have difficult conversations with colleagues, employees, and managers. Develop your communication skills to improve your relationships, teamwork, and business performance.
1h 7m • COURSE
Leading Productive Meetings with Dave Crenshaw
Discover how to get the most from your meetings—turning them into productive avenues for communicating, connecting, and accomplishing real work.
1h 4m • COURSE
Managing Virtual Teams with Phil Gold
Learn how to successfully manage a team when you’re located in different geographies and time zones.
56m 14s • COURSE
You'll learn how to foster collaboration with these experts
Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School.
Number 15 on the Thinkers50 list of the worlds' most influential management thinkers, Edmondson speaks regularly on leadership and management in companies and at conferences around the world. She is the author, most recently, of Teaming to Innovate (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2013), Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy (Jossey-Bass, 2012), and A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller (Springer Verlag, 1987; Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992), along with over seventy articles on leadership, teams, innovation, and organizational learning. She has received awards, including the Accenture Award for significant contribution to improving the practice of management, in 2004, and the Cummings Award for midcareer achievement from the Academy of Management, in 2006, and was selected as one of the 20 Most Influential International Thinkers in Human Resources (#7) by HR Magazine in 2013.
Lecturer turned thought leader Chris Croft has trained 80,000+ people in project management and leadership.
Chris has also provided instruction on time management and negotiation, and has trained six million people on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. He comes from an operations background, having earned an engineering degree from Cambridge, qualified as a chartered engineer, and worked as a senior manager in manufacturing for 10 years. He earned an MBA and worked as a university lecturer at Bournemouth University Business School for four years before starting his own training company in 1992. Since then, he has been in constant demand as a speaker, and his free email tips are sent to over 20,000 people.
His website, www.chriscroft.co.uk, offers a free email tip of the month, a wide-ranging and unusual blog, and free instant guides. Chris has also created numerous free iPhone and Android apps, notably his Jobs To Do app and his Daily Happiness Tips app.
Brenda Bailey-Hughes is a Kelley School of Business senior lecturer who coaches executives on communication.
As a faculty member of the nationally ranked Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Brenda teaches undergraduate communication courses, Kelley Direct MBA consulting and global leadership courses, and works on the Executive MBA partnership program between Kelley School of Business and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. Professor Bailey-Hughes is an advocate of teaching global perspectives in the business environment and is a licensed mentor for students and business professionals seeking to improve their international competencies.
Brenda is a sought-after speaker who regularly presents at conferences and workshops on a variety of topics, including change management, presentation skills, intercultural communication, influential communication, and customer service. As co-owner of Team Performance, a consulting and training company, Brenda specializes in communication training and has coached many executives from Fortune 500 companies.
Brenda has a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication and Professional Development.
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.
Marlene Chism is a consultant, educator, and the author of Stop Workplace Drama and No-Drama Leadership.
She works with executives and business owners to improve leadership effectiveness and transform culture in the workplace.
As speaker, Marlene attracts audiences from diverse industries, and her message of clarity, alignment, and personal responsibility inspires a global audience.
Her areas of expertise include leadership development, strategic communication skills, and stopping workplace drama. Her personal mission is to help people discover, develop and deliver their gifts to the world.
Dave Crenshaw is an author and leadership coach who has been featured in Time and USA Today.
Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views. He has written four books and counting, including The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done, which was published in six languages and is a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed hundreds of thousands of business leaders worldwide. Find out more at DaveCrenshaw.com.
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.