Weekly Manager Training on Leadership and Influence
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Weekly Manager Training on Leadership and Influence

Increase your leadership skills and develop your team and people you manage on a weekly basis with practical actions
4.0 (7 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
392 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2018
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 18 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Master Leadership with continuous personal and team development
  • Grow your skills on business influence
  • Develop your team and people you manage
  • Delegate effectively to empower your team
  • Be a better manager, and run a highly effective team
  • Have a healthy work life balance, with a happy working environment
  • Build a vast array of practical tools to be a fantastic leader
  • Feel confident to involve the team in decision making and planning
  • Develop yourself as a leader
  • No prior knowledge of the subject is required
  • Genuine interest in developing as a manager and leader
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Leadership and People Management Skills are essential at work, at communities, and in every stage of your professional and volunteer career. If you have two or more people reporting to you at job, hobby, community or elsewhere, this course could change not only your life but the lives of people around you!

Leadership is often seen as a difficult or complicated skill, but with this practical course, you'll have it mastered step-by-step. Whether you are just getting started or already are managing a small team or an entire business, this course will build vital skills for your influence, communication, time management, team motivation, and happiness.

The course instructor, Dr Janne Ohtonen, is an international business mentor, and widely published author with five books. He has been trained by John C. Maxwell and is a Founding Member of his team. Dr Ohtonen has been teaching and putting Leadership and Management skills to practice in companies for almost 20 years. He has lectured all over the world, as well as online, and has an efficient teaching style. This course will keep you engaged week after week, and teach you life-changing skills for work and elsewhere.


This is an interactive course, where you will be faced with new themes for the next 3 months. Each month will have a weekly learning and development topic with the necessary teaching as well as practical assignments. The goal of the course is to give you both the understanding and useful tools for taking that knowledge into action. You can influence the content of the course by sending feedback to the instructor as he will be continuously developing the materials based on your personal needs. 

By becoming great at leadership and people management, not only will you pave the way for future pay rises, promotions, but you will also have a better work/life balance, and much happier colleagues to work with. So, get started today!

This course is not a once off, as you can come back to it every week and do a new round every year as the materials develop and your skills increase. 

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who manages or would like to learn how to manage people
  • Anyone who is looking to progress their career into management
  • Those aiming for leadership roles in the future
Course content
Expand all 23 lectures 02:22:11
+ Welcome
4 lectures 10:52

Welcome and free preview introduction to the course. Slides attached as a PDF.

Preview 05:11

In this video, the leadership guru John C. Maxwell introduces the course instructor, Dr Janne Ohtonen.

John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books in fifty languages. In 2014 he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. As the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, he has trained more than 6 million leaders. In 2015, he reached the milestone of having trained leaders from every country of the world. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. 

Dr Janne Ohtonen is a Founding Member on the John Maxwell Team.

Preview 00:12

This video goes through tactics for  getting the most out of this course. Slides are attached as a PDF for this lecture.

Preview 04:15

You can influence the content of the course. Slides attached as a PDF.

How I can influence the content of this course?
+ Month 1: Strategic Leadership and Management
6 lectures 34:46

Short introduction to this month's lectures and topic on strategic leadership.

Preview 03:00

This week we focus on vision for a brighter future.

Week 1: Vision for a brighter future

Here is a bonus video telling a short real-world story on how to communicate your vision in a simple and quick way and yet get great results.

Week 1 Bonus: Communicating the vision

In this lecture we focus on leadership skills that help understanding the bigger picture with a very practical approach.

Week 2: Understanding the bigger picture

Planning is a very important skills for leaders and that is what we learn more about in this lecture. Slides attached as a PDF.

Week 3: Planning for success

This time we talk about how to grow our character as a leader. Slides attached as a PDF.

Week 4: Spirit to lead others

Let's test what you have learned this month!

Quiz: Strategic Leadership and Management
9 questions
+ Month 2: Actionable Leadership
6 lectures 46:08

Introduction to actionable leadership.

Preview 03:27

Decision-making is an important part of leadership - this week we look into ways of making for effective decisions.

Week 1: Have an effective decision making process

Leadership is mainly communications, so let's learn how to be a better communicator.

Week 2: Become a great communicator

No happy workers means no happy customers. It is paramount for leaders to keep their team engaged to the work and the organisation they work for. So, let's talk about team engagement and help our colleagues to enjoy their work more.

Week 3: Engage your team

A bonus lecture for RACI communication and team engagement. This is a very powerful and simple tool that you can use to improve your stakeholder management skills.

Week 3 Bonus: What is RACI?

Time management is crucial for successful leadership. In this video we discuss how to manage your time and ensure you don't get a burnout and you still can deliver what you need to.

Week 4: Manage your time

Let's test what you have learned this month!

Quiz: Actionable Leadership
9 questions
+ Month 3: Getting results as a leader
7 lectures 50:25

Getting results as a leader is what is expected. If you can't deliver, you won't be leading for long. And this applies to all level of leaders in all organisational settings. So, what can you do without having to push people? That's what we dig into.

Preview 06:30

We before you can get results, you have to know what they are. What is expected to be delivered? Once you are clear of the outcome, the steps to get to them become easier.   

Week 1: Results Focus

There's no winning without taking risks. And leadership is constant risk taking. So, how to do that without getting burned?

Week 2: Risk taking

This lecture is all about being an agile leader. We go through core skills to grow your agility this week. 

Week 3: Agility

A bonus video on examples of different leadership styles.

Week 3 Bonus: Leadership Styles

Resiliency is the bloodline of leaders. This week we will go through six important skills to become a more resilient leader and see the results you need.

Week 4: Resiliency

This is a bonus video that motivates on being resilient. 

Week 4 Bonus: Motivational video on resiliency

Let's test what you have learned this month!

Quiz: Getting results as a leader
8 questions