Your online learning journey

Designed to jumpstart your journey to top leadership.

Your online learning journey

Designed to jumpstart your journey to top leadership.

Unit 1: Understanding your personality & values
  • Discover your personality traits and values.
  • Understand personality traits and values and how they impact your leadership role and effectiveness as a leader.
  • Learn how to build on your strengths and compensate for your weaknesses.
Unit 2: Managing power
  • Identify the various bases of power.
  • Understand your own dominant power bases and how best to use them.
  • Practice how to translate power into status/leadership.
Unit 3: Influencing & persuading others
  • Know the core principles of psychological influence.
  • Understand and practice how to use these principles in your own influence challenges at work.
Unit 4: Performance management & feedback
  • Understand the main components of delivering negative feedback (including trust-building).
  • Know when to use and distinguish formal versus ongoing performance feedback.
  • Learn how to deliver a formal performance review.
Unit 5: Working in teams
  • Discover what makes a high-performing team and how you can develop your own team into becoming one.
  • Understand how you can support your team’s creativity.
  • Discover how errors and extrinsic motivators (besides money!) can foster creativity.


Your professional learning coach accompanies you through your 5-week learning journey on this Leadership Essentials online course. They provide support and feedback as you apply your learning directly into your workplace, where it has an immediate impact.

Their input helps you translate your learning to your particular context. By spreading this feedback regularly throughout the program, you’ll be sure to embed your ongoing learning directly in your daily work.

Your professional learning coach interacts with you via video, in writing, and over the phone. You have calls, spread across the 5-weeks, at intervals that consolidate your learning.

Your learning coach helps you

Define your learning objectives
Review your progress on a weekly basis
Overcome your challenges
Translate what you learn to your own context

Your weekly schedule including interaction with your coach

Acquire knowledge
  • Videos
  • Cases studies


Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

Connect & Apply
  • Discussion forums
  • Peer review
  • Exercises


Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

  • Professional coaching
  • Project application in your business


Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

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