Roadmap to Leadership
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Roadmap to Leadership

Your step-by-step guide to become a leader your team, your peers and your mentors admire and respect.
4.4 (475 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.
1,519 students enrolled
Created by Donna Galatas
Last updated 9/2019
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Identify 7 leadership styles
  • Determine your leadership style(s)
  • Assess your team's level of readiness for achieving goals and how to adjust your leadership style
  • How to manage expectations and conflict
  • How to be a lateral leader
  • There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, we do recommend that you take our Top 5 Leadership Behaviors course for additional background. You must be open to examining your own beliefs and behaviors around leadership and you must be willing to complete the exercises thoughtfully and completely to gain maximum benefit.

Leadership skills and behaviors have been studied and written about for many years. And it’s intense! But, you’re in luck!  You don’t have to read all that research because we’ve sifted it down to the most important elements that truly elevate your leadership abilities.

  • Transform your behavior, your thinking and your actions.  All of which will help you to better serve your team when facing leadership challenges that require courage, empathy and decisiveness.
  • In this course, you will learn to recognize several different leadership styles and which leadership approach is best to use with your team, based on the team’s level of competency and commitment, not just yours. 
  • There is a huge difference between being a manager and being a leader and BOTH are important to an organization.  Do you know the difference?  You will after completing this course!  Most people tend to manage rather than lead and you need a balance for both.
  • What happens when there is conflict among team members under your leadership?  Learn how to recognize the stages of conflict and how to resolve issues quickly and easily.
  • Lateral leadership is often overlooked in leadership development, but this is the prep stage for future formal leaders and you need to become adept at it yourself, then be able to coach others to become good lateral leaders.
  • Be deliberate in your leadership, not accidental.  Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  Do something different. Earn the credibility and level of respect you deserve!

Throughout the course you will complete exercises that will help you strengthen your own skills.  Some of the exercises will be for the business owner or top leader and some will be for the leader/manager. But even if you don’t fit into ANY of those categories, you can complete the exercises using your colleagues as your team.

So Who Am I and why should you take this course?

I’m Donna Galatas, CEO of The Galatas Group.  We are a Human Resources coaching company and we specialize in working with start-up and small businesses who need help building a strong culture.

Together with my business partner, Jackie Torres, we have over 40 years of experience as corporate and field HR leaders working with organizations of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies.

Now, as business owners ourselves, we are excited to bring our expertise to you. This course is designed to help you master your role as leader.

Let’s get started—sign up now!  

Who this course is for:
  • Are you a new team leader, face many difficult situations with your direct reports, or are you a leader who is doing well, but you’re looking to further develop yourself and kick things up a notch? If so, this course will help you build and sustain leadership excellence.
Course content
Expand all 38 lectures 01:19:22
+ Introduction
3 lectures 06:12
Intro to the course topic
Preview 03:04
Who we are and why we created the course and overview of what the course will cover
Preview 00:52
How Good are Your Leadership Skills?
Preview 02:16
+ What Makes An Effective Leader?
6 lectures 08:32
What are the benefits of having strong leaders and what do they contribute to their organization?
Preview 02:32
Are leaders born, not made? Examination of the Traits Approach to leadership
Preview 01:45
Examination of the two behavioral groups that define leaders
Leadership Behavioral Approach
Understand how situations impact a leader's effectiveness
Leadership Situational Approach
How do these leadership approaches fit together?
What makes an Effective Leader
Identify 3-5 of your own leadership behaviors using the section framework 
+ Leadership vs Management
4 lectures 07:31
Understanding what differences and similarities leaders and managers have
Leadership vs Management
Deeper dive into examining what leaders and managers contribute to organizations
Contributions of Leaders vs Managers
Review of an organization which focused on management behaviors over leadership behaviors
Case Study
Rate yourself as a leader or manager
Leadership Exercise
+ Leadership Styles
4 lectures 08:09

Key elements of your leadership style

Defining Leadership Styles

The evolution of leadership over the last 30 years and introduction to various styles

Transactional vs. Transformational Leadership

Defining 7 leadership styles on the leadership spectrum

7 Leadership Styles

Identify your leadership style(s) and opportunities for improvement

Leadership Exercise
+ Leading a Team
6 lectures 15:25

How leadership styles affect teamwork through motivation

Leadership styles and teamwork

Compare McGregor's Theory X & Y using 5 categories

Comparison of McGregor's Theory X & Y

Determine where your organization and where you fit within Theory X & Y and establish the direction for the future


How to identify your team's state of readiness to follow you as the leader

Team Readiness

Identifying an individual's level of readiness by assessing Competency & Commitment 

Individual Readiness

Assess your team's level of readiness

Leadership Exercise
+ Expectations and Conflict
3 lectures 07:41

Using influencing skills and managing expectations

Managing Expectations

4 stages of conflict development and 4 responses to address conflict

Leadership and Conflict

Examine a real-life situation to determine your awareness of team expectations and root cause of any conflict

Leadership Exercise
+ Lateral Leadership
5 lectures 11:05

Definition and appropriate use of this skill

What is Lateral Leadership?

The Story of Call Center Bob and his new lateral leadership role

Case Study: Lateral Leadership Fail

Understanding the benefits of lateral leadership and how to use it as an engagement process

Lateral Leadership Done Right

The components and 5 step process to follow

Lateral Leadership Components

Identify opportunities for lateral leadership in your role and in your organization

Leadership Exercise
+ When Leadership Goes Wrong
6 lectures 12:42

Examples of fallen leaders 

Fallen From Grace

Examine the impact of fallen leaders to an organization

Failed Leadership From 3 Perspectives

Examine 3-5 leaders you personally know who have failed and identify reasons

Leadership Exercise

Examples of leaders who remain role models & the keys to success

Consistent Leaders

Examine 3-5 leaders you personally know who remain successful and identify reasons

Leadership Exercise
Course Review
+ Bonus Lecture
1 lecture 02:05

Additional resources to further explore leadership understanding and guidance

Additional resources