Mastering Your First Leadership Position and Beyond
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Mastering Your First Leadership Position and Beyond

The best way to start your management or leadership position
4.1 (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.
1,239 students enrolled
Created by Andrew Glover
Last updated 8/2018
Current price: $16.99 Original price: $24.99 Discount: 32% off
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Establish leadership credibility with your team
  • Identify your team's strengths, weaknesses, and important focus areas
  • Develop and implement an action plan to increase your team's performance
  • There are no requirements for this course. Only a desire to lead and excel in your first leadership position.

This course teaches leaders and managers how to be successful from their first day as a leader.  After taking the course, you will be able to do the following things:

  • Establish leadership credibility

  • Assess your team's performance

  • Set organizational goals

  • Lead your team to a successful outcome

I created this course because in my first leadership positions, I did not perform very well, and the reason for that was because I did not know what to focus on or what I needed to do to be successful. Looking back on my military and civilian leadership positions, I am going to share with you the lessons I've learned in this course about what you need to do as a new leader. The course is structured in 2 parts:

  • Part 1 provides a week-by-week framework for how to build your leadership skills in the first 30 days of your leadership position

  • Part 2 discusses additional leadership principles that are required to continue leading your team to a successful outcome

The principles in the course are derived from my personal experience of successfully leading military units as well as civilian organizations in the business and academic sectors. I am highly confident that if you follow the framework and put the course principles into practice, you will be a leader who people want to follow because you know how to guide your team to achieve their mission. And I know that, because I've done exactly what I'm teaching you.

The course is primarily made up of lectures that explain a concept, why it's important, and how to put it into practice. I also have created activities for you to apply the course principles to your leadership situation. I also provide checklists that you can download and take with you to remember what you learned. I strongly believe leadership is best learned by putting it into practice, and this course gives you many tools to do just that!

Who this course is for:
  • First time leaders and managers with little or no leadership experience
  • Recent undergraduate or postgraduate students about to enter a leadership position
  • This course is designed for people new to leadership. Experienced leaders and managers will likely not obtain as much value from the material.
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 01:43:26
+ What to Expect
2 lectures 06:18

Welcome lecture that provides an overview of the course.

Preview 06:14

PDF file that outlines how the course is structured and how you should approach the content to get the most out of your experience.

Best Practices for Maximizing Course Content
+ What is a Leader?
4 lectures 09:49
Three Expectations of a Leader
Your turn! As you begin your leadership position, take a moment to reflect on how you view yourself as a leader. Answer the following questions honestly and let the exercise get you thinking about what you are excited about as a leader, and what you would like to learn more about.
Evaluate Your Leadership Expectations
3 questions
Recap - Leadership Definition
+ Week 1 - Build Your Leadership Base
5 lectures 14:46
Week 1 Introduction
Finding Your "What"
Finding Your "Why"
Use the information you've learned to identify what your team does and why they do it.
Find Your Team's "What" and "Why"
2 questions
Defining Your Team Structure
Week 1 Recap & Resources
+ Week 2 - Getting to Know Your Team
6 lectures 22:51
Week 2 Introduction
Team Operations
Define how your team operates from both a short term and long term perspective.
Identify Your Team's Operations
2 questions
Team Resources
Team Procedures
Meet Your Team
Week 2 Recap & Resources
+ Week 3 - Measuring Your Team's Health
4 lectures 14:47
Week 3 Introduction
Team Metrics
Use this exercise to identify the metrics to tell you how well your team is performing.
Identify Your Team's Metrics
5 questions
Team Assessment
Week 3 Recap & Resources
+ Week 4 - Charting a Course
4 lectures 17:44
Week 4 Introduction
Where To?
This activity will help you chart a course for your team.
Where do you want to go?
4 questions
What Do You Need?
Week 4 Recap & Resources