22 Practical Lessons in Leadership
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22 Practical Lessons in Leadership

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and David Beckham. Know what they did right as leaders and what you can learn from them!
4.0 (341 ratings)
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Last updated 10/2014
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of this course, you will be equipped with actionable steps to improve your leadership skills.
  • You will learn how to bring leadership practices into your daily life.
  • You will realize that leadership is a skill that can be acquired.
  • You need to be willing to take action and apply leadership skills to your everyday life.
  • A burning desire to become an outstanding leader.

It is no longer enough to just have technical skills when most tasks are now structured around teams.

It is no longer enough to work long hours and hope for your boss to notice your contributions.

Whether you’re a working professional who strives to obtain a job promotion or a student participating in group projects, you will find that leadership skills play a huge role in your success. This X-factor determines the difference between you and any other soul willing to slave more hours than you.

Leadership has become an essential skill that is greatly valued in every single industry.

Most believe that you need to have the spirit of a leader within you, from the minute you're born. Sure, some are born with that incredible confidence to lead, but does that mean confidence and beliefs cannot be changed or obtained?

There is a leader within you, your neighbour, your gardener and your mother!

It's in everyone. But how many choose to hone it?

You can make a difference to the people in your life. But first, you need to choose to take a step forward, to understand that leadership is a skill that can be acquired and improved upon.

Steve Jobs, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi are examples of extraordinary leaders who have touched the lives of many.

All of them came from humble backgrounds, but they constantly sought to improve themselves and overcome obstacles.

Roshan Thiran is the Founder and CEO of Leaderonomics, a social enterprise dedicated to providing access to leadership development to everyone of all ages.

He has won multiple awards in business and leadership development and hopes to reach out to others who want to become an effective leader.

The short clips in this course will bring you through typical work scenarios where you can understand and learn to apply leadership techniques. With Roshan’s guidance, you will realize that leadership can be practiced very frequently in your life.

Through this 22 video course, you will receive precious nuggets of advice on how to become a leader in your own right. Armed with these practical skills, you can now thrive in your organisation and make a positive difference!

You can be a leader, and the time to take action is NOW!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone who wants simple and yet actionable steps to build their leadership skills.
  • For those that may be in a position of influence. For example: Teachers, Managers etc.
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 01:23:14
+ Leadership Made Fun and Interactive!
3 lectures 10:19

You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but it doesn't hurt to help them learn.

Catch Roshan as he explores the idea that learning and growing never stops.

No matter your age, there's bound to be something new and exciting to venture into.

Preview 03:34

While fun and games very rarely go hand in hand with work, some very successful organisations have found a way to balance hard work with fun easy-going employees.

Roshan shares a few thoughts on how this can be practiced in order to encourage creativity and boost productivity in your organisation.

Preview 03:16

Roshan shares his wisdom on the Broken Windows Theory which was first introduced in a 1982 article by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling.

Eliminating Unhealthy Organizational Culture – The Broken Window Theory.
+ Leadership Secrets Unleashed
5 lectures 18:48

Most people dream of being their own "boss" at some point in life.

However, we quickly lose that dream as the harsh realities of the world kick in. S

ome of us may have dabbled in a venture and it failed, adding further proof that we were not meant to be entrepreneurs.

What is the Secret to Being Your Own Boss?

What does it take to become a genius?

Lots of practice and hard work of course.

As David Beckham and the Beatles will prove, there are no shortcuts to brilliance.

Roshan shares his thoughts on unleashing the genius already inside of you.

Why David Beckham's Free Kicks are so Perfect

What makes a good leader? Should you listen or speak? Seek to teach or learn?

The answer is that you need to have a balance of both.

Great leaders are a mash of contradictions that work together depending on context and situation.

Roshan discusses how characteristics that appear to be opposites on the surface are actually crucial in achieving a good handle on situations.

Preview 02:51

Ever wondered why new initiatives and campaigns fail?

Roshan shares a few secrets on how to make that next event yours a success!

Why Campaigns Fail

What is it about great leaders that make them stand out among their peers?

It is their ability to "Spot the Gorilla" or in other words its the skill to spot the obvious in a situation that perhaps isn't so clear cut.

Join Roshan as he explores the idea behind this concept.

How do Successful Companies Lose Their Way?
+ Leadership in the Workplace
10 lectures 39:46

There is a rather known secret in the art of apprenticeship: It's a learning that has to be beneficial for both parties, it's a relationship dependent on learning and teaching each other.

This week Roshan shares his nuggets of wisdom on how Reverse Mentoring is great way to learn and be taught.

Reverse Mentoring?

The common practice in learning will generally propose the classroom setting where you listen more than you experience.

However, research has shown that this long accepted idea may have to be thrown out altogether.

Roshan explains why "getting your hands dirty" on the job is far more important than a good report card.

How to succeed without straight A’s? How important is work experience?

It's a typical setting in almost any organisation to be functionally divided between the corporate and the creative. Most times it's both sides at loggerheads with each other.

Notice though, that when such huge opposites actually meet in the middle and learn to work with each other, magic happens!

Kill or Collaborate?

Never underestimate the power of purpose in your everyday life including in your work.

With the end in mind, that is, with a clear idea of what you want to achieve, work becomes only a means to achieve it. Thus you would be more willing to put your time and energy into it.

See how purpose can drive both employees and organisations to greater heights in terms of productivity and development.

Preview 03:20

Behind every successful person stand a very strong role model.

In this episode, Roshan shares how having someone to look to while growing up can play a huge factor in inspiring us to achieve the best we can for ourselves.

What do you teach children to make them incredible leaders?

Most times, split second decisions are all it takes to pick between two possible outcomes.

Whether it's the right or wrong way to decide, thin-slicing is something lots of us rely on but perhaps have never really defined.

Simply put, thin-slicing is an ability that allows someone to find patterns in events based on windows of experiences (or thin slices), thus the more years you've on you about a particular field or profession, chances are you'd make better split second decisions.

What is "Thin Slicing" and why it is important.

Trust is an essential ingredient in any relationship be it personal, politics or business.

However it can be a very underrated in the working world.

How to grow a business with “Trust”?

One of the qualities of a great leader is the ability to listen.

How well you listen can possibly impact the kinds of ideas that you invest in.

A good example would be the late Steve Jobs and how he was inspired to create the iPad.

Join Roshan as he enlightens us on the power of listening.

What happens when you don’t listen? Does it affect your career?

"If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions."

Goleman, Boyatzis and McKee, in their book Primal Leadership, refer to "CEO disease" as "the information vacuum around a leader created when people withhold important (and sometimes unpleasant) information".

CEO Disease

Sometimes the best ideas can come from the most unexpected of places. Or people. We all know at least one person who drives us up the wall but comes to the rescue when we least expect it. This week, join the gang as they come to realise and appreciate just how important one of their members can be.

Is being different bad?
+ Becoming a Better Leader
4 lectures 14:21

There is a secret to building a dream team: combine knowledge and skills of individuals, establish team goals, have systems and have trust and feedback within the team.

In this week's episode, watch how the team falls apart when neither chooses to communicate and brainstorm with one another.

What happens when there is no structure?

Mourinho is a great example of a leader who perseveres and who works hard to achieve his goal.

The relationship he nurtures within his teams is something to be admired. How does he do this?

Stay tuned as Roshan explains this to Yasir so that he'll be able to take his team to the next level.

Do you have your eyes set on your success?

Power Hungry. Hot Streak. And all that jazz. You'll probably have no idea what those things mean unless you're an avid player of Minion Rush. A very good one that is.

One thing games like these teach us is that anyone can achieve if they try hard enough.

In this episode of Be a Leader, James is encouraged by Hyma and Emily to work hard to achieve a new high score. To inspire him, Emily shares a little story concerning the ever cool Jeremy Lin who excelled academically and played really good basketball but had to face many challenges as well as had to prove himself time and time again simply because he was smaller than your average basketball player.

How to motivate someone?

It is said that one can learn a lot from our past mistakes. The key to doing this is through reflection. When you set some time for reflection in your every day routine, you give allow yourself to focus better and to become more productive.

In this episode, Emily faces the challenge of helping her colleagues to learn how to reflect and focus so they wont be overwhelmed by their work. She begins with a little lesson from Roshan on Bruch and Goshal.

Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal found that managers wasted 90% of their time on haphazard activities and that a healthy balance of action and reflection keeps productivity high.

How to sharpen your employees’ focus?