Technology leaders go beyond mastery of coding skills and technology knowledge to position their teams for success. In this learning path, you'll get the essential skills needed as a technology leader, from business acumen and development to thought leadership, mentoring, and team management.
Identify the value of data analysis, managing risks and integrating with a business strategy when managing technology teams.
Practice key leadership, business development, and change management skills.
Learn mentoring, thought leadership, and finance principles to guide the direction of technology in your industry and organization.
Data Science Foundations: Fundamentals with Barton Poulson
Get a comprehensive introduction to the careers, tools, and techniques of modern data science, including big data, programming, and statistics.
3h 6m • COURSE
Learning Data Analytics with Robin Hunt
Learn the basics of data analytics: using data for analysis and reporting. This beginner-level data science course is for anyone who works with data.
1h 39m • COURSE
Project Management Foundations: Risk with Bob McGannon
Learn how to manage project risk—a foundational knowledge area from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).
1h 9m • COURSE
Business Foundations with Eddie Davila
Learn the basic concepts underpinning all businesses, small to large, including manufacturing, sales, resource management, accounting, and economics.
2h 25m • COURSE
Developing Business Acumen with Mike Figliuolo
Develop business acumen. Understand your business model, strategy, competition, and operations, so you can make better decisions and become a better leader.
1h 7m • 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
Negotiation Foundations (2012) with Lisa Gates
Demonstrates the skills empowered communicators use to achieve mutual benefit at the negotiation table.
37m 39s • COURSE
Change Management Foundations with Bob McGannon
Learn the principles and process of change management to drive change at the project level, in a certain business area, or throughout an entire organization.
1h 40m • COURSE
Leading Change (2013) with Britt Andreatta
Help your organization embrace change and make sure new initiatives are successful.
1h 42m • COURSE
Mentoring Others with Todd Dewett
Become a mentor who can help others achieve more in their professional lives.
14m 4s • 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
Thought Leadership (2012) with Dave Crenshaw
Apply your expertise and authority by cultivating your presence as a thought leader in your industry.
44m 54s • COURSE
Discovering Your Strengths with Dave Crenshaw
Discover your strengths. Learn how to identify what you do best and make your strengths align with the work you do.
57m 6s • COURSE
Finance Foundations with Jim Stice
Get a comprehensive introduction to the world of finance, from analyzing risk and return and obtaining financing to understanding how markets and financial institutions, such as banks, operate.
3h 27m • COURSE
Finance Foundations: Business Valuation with Jim Stice
Learn how to value a business using different valuation methods, such as multiples, earnings ratios, and discounted cash-flow analysis.
1h 49m • COURSE
You'll learn technological leadership skills with these experts
Barton Poulson is a professor, designer, and data analytics expert.
Barton has bridged the analytic and aesthetic for most of his life, with a background in industrial design, a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology, and a deep love for data analysis and data visualization as well as the visual and performing arts. Bart is an associate professor of psychology at Utah Valley University and has studied at Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and the City University of New York. In his role as a teacher of research and analysis, he has conducted hundreds of studies with his students on topics from social identity and aspirations to implicit preferences for poetry and architecture. Bart and his wife, Jacque Lynn Bell, a modern dance choreographer, live with their three children in beautiful Salt Lake City.
Robin Hunt is a developer/educator specializing in process development, data management, and custom workflows.
Robin loves to inspire people to "think something new" and has a passion for people and data. She actively seeks ways to engage in efforts that support her community and loves being an active part of the entrepreneurial and startup community that's growing in Birmingham, Alabama.
Robin has been thankful to have followed her entrepreneurial spirit and found a way to combine both her love for teaching and her technical skills as a developer. It's rare to find a developer who is also passionate about teaching or vice versa, but Robin seamlessly blends the two and gives her clients and students the best of both worlds. As a developer, she specializes in process development, data management, and customized workflow solutions. As an educator she loves all things social, data related, and searchable and analyzing them for better decision-making. You can learn more about Robin and her projects at LinkedIn.
Bob McGannon is a PMP and a PRINCE2 certified consultant, coach, author, and keynote speaker.Bob has set up project management and leadership programs on three continents. He currently serves as the director of Intelligent Disobedience Leadership Pty Ltd in Australia. His company focuses on improving the quality and quantity of business outcomes by sharing novel leadership techniques—using approaches deployed to train dogs! He regularly leverages his capabilities in the portfolio, program, and project management space, and provides leadership consulting, workshops, keynotes, and coaching.Bob specializes in organizational leadership using "intelligent disobedience." He also has extensive experience in strategic program and portfolio management. He has over 30 years of IT, project management, and project analysis experience, 18 of those years with IBM. His management experience includes technology outsourcing, IT delivery measurement and quality, business analysis, and general project management. Bob has worked internationally while playing a major role in the development of international trade applications in use in the United States and Europe. He resides in Australia, where he has worked on government and international private enterprise improvement projects. He has managed project teams as large as 460 individuals, once serving as the IT delivery manager for IBM, supporting American Express.Bob is certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, an Executive Project Manager with IBM, and a Project Management Coach for the Boeing Corporation. He also holds a practitioner certificate in the PRINCE2 project management methodology. Bob's book, Intelligent Disobedience: The Difference Between Good and Great Leaders is available from Amazon outlets or from the publisher (Routledge in Oxford, UK).
Eddie Davila is the associate chair for the Supply Chain Management program at Arizona State University.In addition to serving as associate chair, Eddie is a principal lecturer for the highly ranked Supply Chain Management program in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Eddie has taught over 30,000 students in person and millions more online via videos and digital textbooks. His digital content is used by both top-ranked universities and Fortune 500 companies around the world. He has also provided consulting services for companies in the energy, publishing, retail, technology, global health, and agriculture industries. Eddie likes to spend his spare time on a yoga mat.
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 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.
Lisa Gates is a negotiation consultant and executive coach who helps high-potential individuals negotiate.
As cofounder of She Negotiates, she also designs training that help businesses and organizations empower women, on topics such as negotiation, conflict resolution, and the art of coaching in the workplace. She has been a frequent contributor to Forbes Woman, The Daily Muse, and LinkedIn, and the work of She Negotiates has been featured on NPR and CNN, and in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, More Magazine, and Real Simple, among other publications.
Dr. Todd Dewett is a leading speaker, writer, and coach in the leadership and life skills space.
Dr. Dewett is one of the world's most powerful voices in the leadership and life skills space. As a professional speaker, he inspires. As a writer, he educates. As a coach, he transforms. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young, Todd served for ten years as a decorated professor of management, until speaking and writing became full-time pursuits. He is a TEDx speaker, Inc. magazine top 100 leadership speaker, and two-time #1 most viewed author at Lynda.com. His latest book is Show Your Ink: Stories about Leadership and Life. His unique take on leadership has resulted in quotes in the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, TIME, and hundreds of other outlets. Visit his home online at www.drdewett.com.
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.
Jim Stice is a professor of accounting at BYU. He teaches business accounting to multinational corporations.
James D. Stice, PhD, is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of Accounting in the School of Accountancy at BYU. Professor Stice has been at BYU since 1988. He has co-authored three accounting textbooks and published numerous professional and academic articles. In addition, Professor Stice has been involved in executive education for Ernst & Young, Bank of America Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, RSM McGladrey, and AngloGold Limited and has taught at INSEAD (in both France and Singapore) and CEIBS (in China). He has been recognized for teaching excellence by his department, his college, and the university. Professor Stice currently serves on the board of directors of Nutraceutical International Corporation.
Professor Jim Stice received a PhD from the University of Washington as well as master's and bachelor's degrees from BYU, all in accounting.