Lead the People

Getting Started

Orientation micro-course where you’ll learn to use the learning system and success skills for the program.

Difficult People and Difficult Conversations

Here’s the truth – most people want to do well. They want to achieve, perform, and be successful. Still, there are times when even our best workers find themselves in situations where they have become a challenge to us or others. Helping people break through those negative moments to find their way back into high-performance is a competitive advantage of a good leader.

Communication and Other Soft Skills

Leaders need to be able to effectively communicate using a variety of mechanisms. From texting, to email, to a phone call, to a meeting, to a group gathering, the capacity for a leader to lead is bounded by their ability to communicate and their skillful use of communication techniques. 

Motivating and Inspiring Others

Taking time to understand the management theories about motivation and motivating is an important leadership educational exercise. Modern era leaders play a unique role in facilitating organizational success by helping their people tap into their own motivations in order to perform at the highest levels that are both personally and professionally satisfying.

Empowering and Delegating

Empowerment is a fundamental leadership skill but it isn’t as easy as saying, “I’m empowering you.” It is important that leaders give consideration to who is empowered and to what degree they are empowered. In this concept we present a simple but powerful recipe to understand what empowerment is and how to empower others.

Prioritizing, Planning, and Executing

Planning is an important business competency that requires a leader to invest thoughtful and deliberate energy. Leaders who plan well and execute well help their organizations accelerate to objectives. An outgrowth of a leader’s ability to plan and execute is that they and their people have more fulfilling work, more meaningful experiences, and they develop technically and professionally by being part of a culture that can prioritize, plan, and execute work. 

Decision-Making and Problem-Solving

Decision-making and problem-solving are two closely related skills. Yet, they have some important differences. When a leader makes a decision they in essence commission action. Problem-solving involves the process of making decisions along the process of creating change in a way that resolves a defined problem.

Personal Action Learning Project

Implementing principles from this program into our work environment or personal life is an important part of investing in personal development. This is the final course of the program. In this course you will be asked to have discussions or submit samples of content from your personal learning project. 

Course Books and Resources

Resources we use in this course – links to books and other library items.

I Recommend

If there is someone you know who you feel would benefit from this program, please recommend them. Individuals recommended from our program alumni receive a $200 scholarship.