Leadership: Leading When You Are Not In Charge!
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Leadership: Leading When You Are Not In Charge!

Leadership is critical for managers but anyone can lead at anytime. Learn key leadership skills and enhance your career!
4.4 (132 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,933 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2016
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Price: $200
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Apply leadership best practices and principles.
  • Play a leadership role...even if you are not the boss.
  • If you are in charge this course will make you an even better leader.
  • Lead diverse teams to get things done.
  • Lead and engage with your peers.
  • Use skills to influence outcomes and move projects forward.
  • Lead yourself so you can led others.
  • Gain support from others such as your manager or executive sponsors.
  • Gain confidence to take a more active leadership role and be successful.
  • Enhance your career prospects!
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  • Desire to learn about leadership and start, even if slowly, to put what is learned into action.

"I really liked the course and the way it's being taught! It not only gives you some tips on how to be a leader, but also gives you motivation and encourages you!"--Vsevolod G (Student)


Start leading and improving your career prospects today while learning from a TOP UDEMY INSTRUCTOR

"Leadership is a choice, not a position." -Stephen Covey

Leadership is a key skill not only for managers but also those who are formally not in charge. Organizations and communities need people who will lead and influence others even if it is only in certain situations.

Unfortunately, many people "Hold Back" because they lack the skills and training to emerge as leaders or to be a more effective leader. The result is that organizations are not as effective as they could be, teams are not as effective, and individuals negatively impact their career prospects. The world needs great leaders no matter what your title is.


In this course you will learn:

  • How to lead even if you are not formally in charge.
  • Key best practices and principles of leadership.
  • How to rally a team to great visions and goals.
  • How to interact and get the most out of team members even if they are peers.
  • How to get support from others such as management and executive sponsors.
  • Next steps and how to put what you have learned into action.

"Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers." -Robin S. Sharma

Your instructor will share the best practices learned from over 25 years of leading others and leading other leaders no matter what their formal role.

Get even more:

  • Lifetime access to the course so you get updates and new bonus lessons for FREE.
  • Ask questions and I will answer them for you. Very focused on this to personalize learning. If you have a question l will gladly answer it for you with the goal that it helps with your leadership success.
  • No risk to sign up and impact could be life-changing. Learn from my experience and rapidly move ahead faster with the knowledge I will share with you. Don't delay.

Please click the green TAKE THIS COURSE BUTTON in the upper right corner and let's get started.

Many thanks and I appreciate your interest and hope to see you in the course!

-Steve Ballinger

Who is the target audience?
  • Great for people with no leadership training who want to start making a difference.
  • Excellent for emerging leaders who want to play a bigger role.
  • Terrific for existing leaders who may or may not be in charge and want to be more effective.
Compare to Other Leadership Courses
Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
4 Lectures 16:21

Why it is imprtant to have leaders even if not in charge.

The Big Secret Your Leader/Manager Didn’t Tell You

If you do not believe in what you are promoting or the problems you see that need fixing then no one will follow you.

Preview 03:33

What is the value of what you want to make a differnce on.

Preview 05:06
Leading Best Practices
11 Lectures 37:02

If you can do this then you are focused on the right things.

Solve Problems And Take Advantage Of Opportunities

Help others to beleive by showing what success looks like.

What Does Success Look Like

Bring your ideas to spark movement.

Have Your Own Ideas To Make Things Better

Engage people with their ideas.

Encourage And Adopt Ideas From Others

The more people can personalize what you are trying to accomplish the more they will buy in.

Make Your Appeal Personal

learn what WIIFM stands for and how it can really electrfy others.


Gain power by giving it away.


Who is ultimately responsible and what does that mean for us leaders.

Responsibility And Accountability

Key is constructive in order to recognize truths and move forward to big goals.

Invite Open Constructive Criticism

Leaders are risk takers by nature. Find out why in this lesson.

Take Risks

Leaders need to keep the main thing the main thing and help isure that others stay on track and this best practice focuses on that.

Repeat The Core Mission Over And Over

Leading Best Practices
2 questions
Leading And Engaging With Others
8 Lectures 35:28

Sometimes the best teammates are the quietest. Learn how to engage them and others.

Include The Entire Group

You will get more leadership credit the more you give credit to others.

Give Credit To Others

You cannot do it all and the essence of leadership is getting important things done through others. Learn how to be a better delegator this lesson.

Delegate Smartly

Leaders let peole know where they stand and provide regualr feedback.

Provide Regular Feedback

Not everyone will be fully on board no matter what you do and this lesson will help you to work with difficult team memerbs and maybe even turn them to your side.

Difficult Team Members

Networking isn't just for future job prospects but also for getting things done now and resources for leading. network by giving of yourself and you will get more in return.


The stronger your relationships the more support you can get.

Build One-On-One Relationships

You need your team, even if not the boss, to be there for you so you need to be there for them.

Support And Protect The Team

Leading And Engaging Others.
2 questions
Leading Yourself
7 Lectures 29:24

Very powerful to get people to follow.

Lead By Example

Leaders are great commuicators in many forms from verbal to written.


If you want to be understood first seek to understand.

Seek To Understand

You need to be flexible becasue the best way may not always be your way.


Its important to lead and sometimes people may critisize you and that is ok.

Be Thick Skinned

Lead by letting others get the spotlight and doing great thinsg together.

Be Willing To Let Go

Sometimes the best way to lead is to avoid these mistakes.

Big Things To Avoid: Common Mistakes

Leading Yourself
2 questions
Power You Can Draw On To Help You
6 Lectures 15:39

Introduction To The Power Section

Introduction To The Power Section

What is your specialty or areas of expertise you can draw from.

Expert Power

Very powerful but takes time to achieve.

Referent Power

Do you have control of over good things from money to determining who is assigned what.

Reward Power

Old school but can have an impact in the short run but damaging in the long run.

Coercive Power

This is when you are really in charge even if just on a limited in scope project.

Legitimate Or Formal Power

Power You Can Draw On
2 questions
Getting The Support You Need
5 Lectures 28:30

Cannot get what you do not ask for...just like Aladdin.

The Aladdin Factor: The Power Of Asking

Give support to your leadership thoughts by noting authorities that support your position.

Reference Authorities: Both External And Internal

Having someone that can support you that is higher in the organization can be a great benefit.

Find An Executive Sponsor

Now that you have found someone how do you get their support.

Getting Executive Sponsor Buy In

Many projects need funding from other sources. If your project needs funding this lesson will help you understand how to engage with funding sources.

Funding: If that is Reqiired

Getting The Support You Need
2 questions
Wrap Up And Next Steps
3 Lectures 13:56

As a Leader ultimately you want to help others.

Helping Others

Failure can lead to even better future success if you handle it correctly.

Dealing With Failure

Now that you have completed the leadership course now put what you have learned into action.

Next Steps
About the Instructor
Steve Ballinger, MBA
4.4 Average rating
2,445 Reviews
56,111 Students
18 Courses
Millionaire Investor & Professional Skills Teaching 53,000+

Dedicated to delivering online skill based development training where people can apply what they learned to immediate use. Steve has 25 years of experience in various leadership and management positions with a focus on training and development as well as direct international sales and operations management.

Founder Skill Build Online

Website dedicated to professional skill development in areas such as business practices and investing by leveraging online learning program development.

Director of Global Training and Program Development

Responsible for all certification training delivered in person and online for IDEAlliance which is an industry association focused on standards and best practices in the field of graphic and digital communications.

Adjunct University Instructor

Teach courses in leadership, management, and sales to University students as a part time instructor.

Public Speaker

Hired to speak at large international industry conferences and events plus lead training seminars at a variety of events.

Other Experience

Provided management consulting in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, marketing plan development, vertical market analysis, niche market analysis, and sales and other training. Plus wide area management expertise managing regional and international areas where needed to lead and manage other managers.

MBA from the University of ST Thomas Opus College Management and BSB from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Professional level member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD-Formally ASTD)