Get the most out of your team while still honoring your company's values and earning your team's respect. Learn about strategic planning, leadership techniques, performance management, and methods used in successful organizations for motivating teams to reach their full potential.
Enhance your team's productivity and work experience.
Learn how to establish your identity as a leader, connect with your team, and become a successful first-time manager.
1h • 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
Inclusive Leadership with Dr. Shirley Davis
Learn how to create and lead an organization that leverages the diverse talents of all contributors.
1h • COURSE
Performance Management: Setting Goals and Managing Performance with Todd Dewett
Set your employees up for success. Learn how to effectively manage employee performance and help your direct reports define and align smart goals.
19m 43s • COURSE
Creating a High Performance Culture with Mike Figliuolo
Learn how to define your organization's culture, set direction, manage organizational performance, and ensure the right platforms and processes are in place to reinforce the culture.
1h 4m • 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
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
Practicing Fairness as a Manager with Catherine Mattice Zundel
Learn the importance of practicing fairness as a manager and techniques to help you demonstrate fairness when managing your direct reports.
44m 42s • COURSE
Building a Coaching Culture: Improving Performance Through Timely Feedback with Brian Ahearn
Learn how to improve employee performance and engagement through coaching and timely feedback.
1h 8m • COURSE
Managing Employee Performance Problems with JoAnn R. Corley
Learn to manage employee performance problems.
58m 21s • COURSE
You'll learn management skills with these experts.
Dr. Todd Dewett is one of the world's most watched leadership personalities.
He is an authenticity expert, best-selling author, best-selling educator at LinkedIn Learning, a TEDx speaker, and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 leadership speaker. He is a thought leader and expert on leadership, focused primarily on authenticity and aspects of relationships and leader behaviors that drive success at work. His unique take on leadership has resulted in quotes in the New York Times, Businessweek, Forbes, TIME, and hundreds of other outlets. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young he completed his PhD in management and organizational behavior at Texas A&M University and enjoyed a career as an award-winning professor and scholar. Todd has delivered over 1,000 speeches and created a body of educational work enjoyed by over 20,000,000 professionals around the globe. His recent clients include Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Pepsi, Boeing, General Electric, Caterpillar, and hundreds more. Visit his home online at www.drdewett.com.
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. Shirley Davis is a keynote speaker, corporate executive president, and global workforce management expert.
Dr. Davis is the CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, a strategic development solutions firm that teaches strategies for how to work, lead, and succeed in a diverse and global workforce. She brings more than 20 years of experience as an executive in talent management, HR strategy, leadership development, and global diversity and inclusion to this role. She has worked in several Fortune 100 global corporations, as well as with government agencies, higher education, and community organizations. Most recently—for eight years—she was the global chief diversity and inclusion officer at the world's largest HR association, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She's a highly sought-after thought leader, international keynote speaker, consultant, and executive coach, and the author of several books.
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.
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.
Catherine Mattice is a professional consultant and trainer who helps build positive corporate cultures.
Her firm, Civility Partners, offers consulting and training in the areas of internal communication processes, conflict resolution, workplace bullying, sexual harassment, diversity, intercultural communication, hostile work environments, and interpersonal communication skills.
Civility Partners has had the pleasure of working with such clients as the third largest energy company in the world, the American Red Cross, the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, and a variety of universities, hospitals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses in a variety of industries.
Catherine has presented her research and training programs both nationally and internationally. She has also made several appearances on news stations around the country, including FOX, NBC, and ABC, and she has been cited in such media outlets as MSNBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, and USA Today. She is coauthor of the book BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, which business guru Ken Blanchard called "the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic." Catherine has also written articles for a wide variety of industry trade magazines, covering HR, leadership, safety, personal development, employee assistance, and more.
Catherine is past-president of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Training & Development, now called the Association for Talent Development, and an adjunct professor at National University and Southwestern College. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in communication from San Diego State University.
Brian Ahearn is an expert trainer who specializes in applying the science of influence to everyday situations.
Brian Ahearn is the chief influence officer at Influence PEOPLE. A trainer, keynote speaker, coach, and consultant, he specializes in applying the science of influence and persuasion in everyday situations. He is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer® (CMCT®) designation. Brian earned this specialization in the psychology of persuasion directly from Robert B. Cialdini, PhD—one of the most cited living social psychologists in the world when it comes to the science of ethical persuasion.
Brian's passion is helping people achieve greater professional success and enjoy more personal happiness. He does this by teaching how to ethically move people to action through the science of persuasion.
A cum laude graduate of Miami University, Brian has been in the business world for 30 years and has been training people for 20 years. In addition to having his CMCT® certification, Brian is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) and a Competent Toastmaster (CTM).
Brian is a prolific writer. His blog has readers in 200 countries and was named one of the Top 30 Psychology Blogs of 2012 by the Online Psychology Degree Guide. He's the author of Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical and has been cited in several books, including Influence: Science and Practice, Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive, The small BIG, and Introducing Persuasion: A Practical Guide.
JoAnn Corley-Schwarzkopf is the founder of JCS Business Advisors, a management consulting firm.
JCS helps companies increase profits and operate optimally by successfully connecting human behavior to better business outcomes through high-performance leadership and management teams. Joann's overriding business philosophy is "when we are our best human selves, we will have our best businesses." That philosophy is reflected in the pioneering work she does in improving the human quotient of leaders and managers.
Recognized globally as a top HR and management expert, she is also a passionate, inspiring business speaker and author. She shares that passion on such themes as creative and critical thinking, the human quotient in leadership, amplifying team synergy for increased productivity, emotional intelligence, holistic high-performance organizational leadership, and talent management.