Six Tools To Improve Your Tech Leadership & Communication
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Six Tools To Improve Your Tech Leadership & Communication

Learn new leadership and communication tools, become a powerful motivator, and achieve leadership success
4.0 (8 ratings)
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112 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2017
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Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 21 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to avoid toxic forms of communication
  • How to forge alignment and avoid the dangers of consensus and groupthink
  • Force-field analysis: a great tool for making complex decisions
  • Introvert superpowers to bring out the Servant Leader in you
  • The five why's: a tool for questioning assumptions
  • Recognize managerial anti-patterns and resolve them in your organization
  • How to become a Service Designer and allow your team to lead you to success
  • Healthy and unhealthy use of power
  • ... and much more!
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Requirements
  • You should have a desire to become a better and more effective leader
  • You should be a beginner, intermediate, or advanced tech professional
  • No prior knowledge of leadership is required, but having an open mind is a plus
  • That's all!
Description

Leadership in tech is often ignored until it is too late. We all start out as junior developers or engineers, and slowly work our way up the corporate ladder. Then one day we open our eyes and look around, and we realize we're in charge of the team, a product, or the entire organization.

For some of us this leadership comes naturally, while for others it's a daily struggle. You might be thinking that leadership is something you're born with, but nothing could be further from the truth. 

Great leadership is a skill, just like coding and engineering, and it can be learned. 

Sonsoles and Mark spent many years working in tech organizations, some great, others not so much. Over the years they realized they were seeing the same toxic leadership patterns over and over. We call these patterns Managerial Anti-Patterns, and they arise out of weak personal power, a toxic communication style, or both.   

Being aware of these anti-patterns is the first step on your journey to become an outstanding tech leader.

If you want to become immune to these anti-patterns, you must first master a solid foundation of skills and tools. Sonsoles and Mark will teach you how to improve your communication, cultivate your personal power, and change your daily habits from the inside out, to become a powerful tech leader and achieve career success.

You'll learn to harness six tools of effective leadership and communication: use Introvert Superpowers, Align your team, Question assumptions, Embrace creativity, Become a Service Designer, and practice Healthy Decision Making.

With these tools you will:

  • Gain a robust understanding of what it takes to be an effective leader

  • Learn actionable tools to shift your mindset into a leadership mindset

  • Embrace the role of Service Designer and let your team lead you to success

In the demanding, ever-changing workplaces of today, it’s not enough to be a manager. You must truly learn how to be a leader - someone who influences and transforms how others feel about themselves and the work they do.

Take action and learn how to harness the power of healthy tech leadership today!

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Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced tech professionals who want to achieve a leadership role
  • New managers interested in growing their skills and learning how to become great leaders
  • Entrepreneurs looking to grow their own businesses and create high-functioning teams
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Curriculum For This Course
47 Lectures
06:09:34
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Introduction
2 Lectures 07:57

In this lecture we will explain how this course is organized and describe each of the upcoming sections in detail.

Preview 07:11

In this lecture we will introduce you to the Skill Map: a graphical representation of all the knowledge you will learn. The Skill Map tracks your progress as you complete the lectures in the course.

Your Skill Map
00:46
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The Project Team - Leadership Roles
7 Lectures 01:05:51

Welcome to the Leadership Roles section. We will give a quick introduction on how the section is organized before we get started.

Section Introduction
00:20

A traditional IT organization has 5 leadership roles, which involve varying amounts of communication and leadership responsibilities. In this lecture we'll briefly summarize each role.

Preview 16:48

The solution architect draws up the technical design specification in a software development project. In this lecture we will look at this role in detail. 

The Solution Architect
11:53

The Senior Vice President Of Engineering is responsible for the technical vision of the organization, with an inward-facing focus towards the team and the stakeholders. In this lecture we will look at this role in detail. 

The Senior VP Of Engineering
18:28

The Chief Technology Officer is responsible for the technical vision of the organization, with an outward-facing focus towards the market and the media. In this lecture we will look at this role in detail. 

The CTO
16:48

Congratulations on finishing this section. This is a recap of what we have learned.

Section Recap
01:24

Test your knowledge of leadership roles with this short quiz.

Leadership Roles Quiz
5 questions

Review the skills you have learned in this section, and check your progress on becoming an outstanding IT leader. 

Your Skill Progress
00:09
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The Four Horsemen Of Toxic Communication
5 Lectures 21:30

Welcome to the Four Horsemen Of Toxic Communication section. We will give a quick introduction on how the section is organized before we get started.

Section Introduction
00:20

In this lecture you will learn about the first and second horsemen of toxic communication: Criticism and Defensiveness. 

Criticism And Defensiveness
09:26

In this lecture you will learn about the third and fourth horsemen of toxic communication: Contempt and Stonewalling. 

Contempt And Stonewalling
10:26

Congratulations on finishing this section. This is a recap of what we have learned.

Section Recap
01:10

Test your knowledge of the four horsemen with this short quiz.

Four Horsemen Quiz
3 questions

Review the skills you have learned in this section, and check your progress on becoming an outstanding IT leader. 

Your Skill Progress
00:08
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Toxic Leadership And Power
6 Lectures 41:37

Welcome to the Toxic Leadership And Power section. We will give a quick introduction on how the section is organized before we get started.

Section Introduction
00:25

In this lecture we'll teach you about the essence of power, and how it can be misused to create toxic workplace situations. 

Power
10:28

In this lecture we'll show you how leaders can fall into so called Power Traps, or how their leadership style can become toxic when they play Power Games. 

Power Traps And Power Games
16:20

In this lecture we will show you how cultures based on Consensus and Groupthink can create a toxic work environment that stifles innovation and impedes progress. 

Consensus And Groupthink
13:04

Congratulations on finishing this section. This is a recap of what we have learned.

Section Recap
01:05

Test your knowledge of toxic leadership with this short quiz.

Toxic Leadership Quiz
7 questions

Review the skills you have learned in this section, and check your progress on becoming an outstanding IT leader. 

Your Skill Progress
00:15
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Leadership And Power Anti-Patterns
8 Lectures 01:23:11

Welcome to the Leadership And Power Anti-Patterns section. We will give a quick introduction on how the section is organized before we get started.

Section Introduction
00:28

In this lecture we will show you the Blowhard Jamboree anti-pattern, how you can recognize its symptoms, what causes the pattern to arise, and how you can resolve the anti-pattern in your own organization. 

Blowhard Jamboree
13:46

In this lecture we will show you the Corncob anti-pattern, how you can recognize its symptoms, what causes the pattern to arise, and how you can resolve the anti-pattern in your own organization. 

The Corncob
19:25

In this lecture we will show you the Irrational Management anti-pattern, how you can recognize its symptoms, what causes the pattern to arise, and how you can resolve the anti-pattern in your own organization. 

Irrational Management
15:43

In this lecture we will show you the Feud anti-pattern, how you can recognize its symptoms, what causes the pattern to arise, and how you can resolve the anti-pattern in your own organization. 

The Feud
18:02

In this lecture we will show you the Intellectual Violence anti-pattern, how you can recognize its symptoms, what causes the pattern to arise, and how you can resolve the anti-pattern in your own organization. 

Intellectual Violence
14:17

Congratulations on finishing this section. This is a recap of what we have learned.

Section Recap
01:20

Test your knowledge on leadership and power anti-patterns with this short quiz.

Leadership And Power Anti-Patterns Quiz
5 questions

Review the skills you have learned in this section, and check your progress on becoming an outstanding IT leader. 

Your Skill Progress
00:10
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Tools For Healthy Leadership
9 Lectures 01:12:09

Welcome to the Tools For Healthy Leadership section. We will give a quick introduction on how the section is organized before we get started.

Section Introduction
00:28

In this lecture we'll show you how you can empower introverts in your organization to become great servant leaders.

Empowering The Introvert
11:59

In this lecture we will teach you how to create alignment in your team. 

Creating Team Alignment
12:50

In this lecture we will teach you how to ask the Five Whys to get to the bottom of an assumption. 

The Five Why's
09:27

In this lecture you will learn how to create cultures that encourage creativity. 

Creative Cultures
13:06

In this lecture you will learn how to plan for outcomes.

The Manager As Service Designer
12:08

In this lecture you will learn a tool for making healthy decisions. 

Healthy Decision-Making
10:44

Congratulations on finishing this section. This is a recap of what we have learned.

Section Recap
01:15

Test your knowledge of healthy leadership with this short quiz.

Healthy Leadership Quiz
10 questions

Review the skills you have learned in this section, and check your progress on becoming an outstanding IT leader. 

Your Skill Progress
00:11
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Culture Of Fear Anti-Patterns
7 Lectures 01:10:28

Welcome to the Culture Of Fear Anti-Patterns section. We will give a quick introduction on how the section is organized before we get started.

Section Introduction
00:29

In this lecture we will show you the Fear Of Success anti-pattern, how you can recognize its symptoms, what causes the pattern to arise, and how you can resolve the anti-pattern in your own organization. 

Fear Of Success
16:41

In this lecture we will show you the Analysis Paralysis anti-pattern, how you can recognize its symptoms, what causes the pattern to arise, and how you can resolve the anti-pattern in your own organization. 

Analysis Paralysis
17:18

In this lecture we will show you the Death By Planning anti-pattern, how you can recognize its symptoms, what causes the pattern to arise, and how you can resolve the anti-pattern in your own organization. 

Death By Planning
15:57

In this lecture we will show you the Smoke And Mirrors anti-pattern, how you can recognize its symptoms, what causes the pattern to arise, and how you can resolve the anti-pattern in your own organization. 

Smoke And Mirrors
18:47

Congratulations on finishing this section. This is a recap of what we have learned.

Section Recap
01:06

Test your knowledge of culture of fear anti-patterns with this short quiz.

Culture Of Fear Anti-Patterns Quiz
4 questions

Review the skills you have learned in this section, and check your progress on becoming an outstanding IT leader. 

Your Skill Progress
00:09
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In Conclusion
3 Lectures 07:08

In this lecture we would like to thank you for finishing the course and offer some final words.

Final Words
04:34

In this lecture we'll summarize everything you've learned, and review the skills you have learned in this course.

Course Recap
01:16

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Bonus Lecture
01:18
About the Instructor
Mark Farragher
4.4 Average rating
1,301 Reviews
7,604 Students
11 Courses
Microsoft Certified Trainer - 1200+ reviews, 4.4 rating

My IT career spans 2 decades and I've worn many different hats over the years. I am a serial entrepreneur and have launched two startups in The Netherlands. 

I started using C# and the .NET framework 15 years ago. Today I spend my time creating online courses to share my knowledge of professional C# programming with a wide audience.

I have active MCSA and MCSD certifications plus legacy MCAD and MCT certifications. You can verify my credentials on my LinkedIn profile. 

Feel free to check out my course ratings before enrolling. As of today I have 11 published courses, 1200+ reviews, and a recent average course rating of 4.4. 

Sonsoles Alonso
4.0 Average rating
8 Reviews
112 Students
1 Course
Team & Executive Coach, Facilitator and Trainer | Senior Advisor Innovative Organizations

I acquired the experience and skills which are most valuable for my present work as an international Organizational Development consultant, and team & executive coach, during my career as a well-known pianist and producer in The Netherlands.

I made quite an impression when bridging the organizational practices of avant-garde musician performers with the business need of tomorrow's organizations. In the transition from command and control/linear thinking/infinite financial resources to collaboration/systems thinking/finite financial resources, and on our way to the future of work, I help organizations become high performing in a design thinking kind of way, with tools and frameworks that promote collaboration, productive scaling, continuous learning and modern decision-making. 

As a credentialled Senior Advisor for Innovative Organizations by the Antwerp Management School, a certified Organization and Relationship Systems Team Coach (ORSCC), an ICF credentialled Professional Certified Coach, and with a Master's Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, I bring the authentic art of performance to the fields of organizational leadership and high-performing teams.

My clients speak of my transforming energy, deep insight and boundless enthusiasm. And the Dutch specifically, describe me as a mix of Dutch business focus, combined with Spanish temperament and energy.

I am fully fluent in English, Spanish and Dutch, and the scope of my work encompasses multidisciplinary projects in 12 countries, in several languages and with different nationalities. 

I have taken on a variety of roles – as an advisor, coach, trainer, facilitator, project evaluator, product and project manager, and board member -, in several domains – audiovisual, automotive, IT, education and biotech.