New Leader Crash Course Part 1
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If you’re just starting out in a leadership position, tackle your first steps to becoming a stand-out leader.
3.9 (8 ratings)
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Created by Eleventure Team
Last updated 8/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Extend your business influence
  • Grow your network
  • Apply adaptive techniques to estimate the work, prioritize & track, resolve issues & handle change with ease
  • Use LLAMA to get inspired, define your goal, form your team & identify boundaries
  • Improve your self-discipline & time management
  • Lead successful & productive virtual meetings
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Take your current skills to the next level by becoming a team leader. This course bundle will build your influence & credibility, regardless of your position, so that you can act with integrity & deliver performance that people can trust. Learn how to manage change & what goes into making a schedule, take advantage of proven time management techniques, such as setting SMART goals, & jump into working with virtual teams.

Course 1: Manage Your Career
Master the steps you need to plan your career & turn your work goals into reality.

• Examine Your Career History
• Map Out Your Needs & Explore Your Options
• Grow Your Network & Prepare for Change

Course 2: Build Upwards Relationships
Tap into the expertise of Cory Bouck to extend your influence & cultivate credibility in your organization.

• Define & Accept Followership
• Deliver on Promises
• Speak Up with Respect

Course 3: Deliver Your Project
Take your project management skills to the next level, master the basics & keep everything on track.

• Define the Goal
• Build the Team
• Define Boundaries

Course 4: Master Project Management
In this course you'll learn to create a rich team ecosystem & hit moving targets through iterative project management practices.

• Estimate the Work
• Prioritize, Assign, Track
• Handle Change with Ease

Course 5: Make Meetings Work
Meetings matter. Learn how to lead & plan them. 

• Invite the Right People
• Plan & Use an Agenda
• Achieve Your Meeting Objectives

Course 6: Tackle Time Management Troubles
Activate your self-discipline for better time management. 

• Identify Your Starting Point
• Overcome Your Procrastination
• Multiply Your Time With Tools & Smart Management

Course 7: Form Your Virtual Team
Establish your virtual team and set communication and environmental standards.

• Bridge the Cultural & Physical Gap
• Understand Your Team’s Perspectives
• Foster Trust & Set Up For Success

Course 8: Lead Your Virtual Team
Your virtual team is ready to go. Find out what it takes to keep them on task and get the project done.

• Lead Virtual Meetings
• Resolve Conflict Across Distances
• Coach Your Team to Success

Now with enhanced mobile access, this eight course bundle includes dynamic video, tips from industry leaders, & downloadable PDFs. Each component is designed to be completed in short time allotments, or all at once, to suit your schedule. It will take approximately 2 hours to complete this course.

Begin your journey as a team leader with these important lessons from Eleventure.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone seeking to extend their business influence
  • Current team leaders & managers
  • New & experienced managers who are forming & leading their first virtual team
  • This bundle offers a companion piece to your project management regardless of the approach you're currently using
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Curriculum For This Course
52 Lectures
Course 1 – Manage Your Career
7 Lectures 17:59

A career is more than a job. Learn how to focus on completing short-term objectives in order to achieve long-term goals & maximize your career opportunities.

Preview 01:31

You need to know where you are before you can get to where you want to go. Find your starting point by exploring your personal satisfaction. Use these questions to help you determine how satisfied you are in your current position.

Preview 03:14

Examine your history to figure out where you want to go. This includes your childhood dreams as well as your recent job roles. These signposts & markers will help you visualize your future.

Examine Your History

Career satisfaction comes from using your skills & knowledge productively, satisfying practical & emotional needs & achieving goals. Of course, in order for you to accomplish these things, you need to know what they are for you. Figure it all out by thinking through these questions.

Preview 04:10

The rapid acceleration of technological innovation has brought changes to job descriptions, professions, & career paths. No one can predict exactly what the future holds, but here are some guidelines to adapt to an ever-changing job landscape.

Add Skills

A far-reaching network is a valuable tool. It can help you in times of need or in times of change. Follow these tips to widen & grow your network.

Grow Your Network

Think about this final piece of advice & how helping others can help you manage your career.

1 More Thing to Manage Your Career

Manage Your Career
5 questions
Course 2 - Build Upwards Relationships
5 Lectures 11:09

You can make an impact at all levels of your organization. Use these tools to extend influence & cultivate credibility.

Preview 01:10

When you look at your relationships through “The Lens of Leadership” you'll find that the vital first principle is service. Serving starts with followership & followership is a set of learnable skills that makes you professionally essential.

Preview 02:39

“Timeless, pure, career-management gold” – that's what Cory Bouck calls these next 4 tips. Influence & credibility is a natural by-product when you use Bouck's advice to consistently act with professionalism.

Increase Credibility

You build trust when you speak up with integrity & respect. This can be a challenging choice, especially when it comes to rumors, but these techniques make it easier.

Speak Up with Respect

Think about this final piece of advice & don't be afraid to focus on incremental improvements that build upward relationships.

1 More Thing to Build Upward Relationships

Build Upwards Relationships
5 questions
Course 3 - Deliver Your Project
6 Lectures 14:48

If you've got a project, you need to manage it before it manages you. Project management keeps your goals out in front of you and helps you focus your energy to get the job done.

Preview 01:19

If you don't know where you're going, you won't get there anytime soon. Learn how to define the project's goal so everyone's moving towards the same target.

Preview 02:58

You want the right people for the job, but forming your team is easier said than done. Find out what points you should consider when assigning roles for any given project.

Form the Team

You define the parameters of a project by determining its scope. Learn how to define scope through Agile project management techniques like user stories & the INVESTU criteria.

Define the Scope

Discover how to create top-down & bottom-up plans to keep track of project work & maximize efficiency.

Plan the Work

Consider this final piece of advice on managing risk as you take on project management.

1 More Thing about Your Project

Deliver Your Project
5 questions
Course 4 - Master Project Management
6 Lectures 17:23

Take your project management skills to the next level. In part 2 of this course you'll learn to hit moving targets with skills such as estimating the work, how to manage change & what goes into making a schedule. Issues & changes can sometimes be one & the same, but with these skills you'll be more likely to handle them with ease. It's time to start mastering project management.

Preview 01:41

Start with a top-down estimate to get to your bottom-up estimate. Find how out how these two estimates work together to make your project successful.

Preview 03:17

Don't compromise your sanity for your schedule. Learn how to use tools like SQERTS & understand how top-down & bottom-up schedules can aid in keeping your project on course.

Make a Schedule

When an issue arises, know what type you have & how to handle it. Learn how to track issues, who you want to assign them to & what priority level they require.

Prioritize, Assign & Track

You want your project to adapt to the variety of changes that can happen. Find out what comes with particular changes & how you can work with, not against, them.

Embrace Change

Consider this final piece of advice on keeping open & transparent lines of communication as you work to master project management.

1 More Thing about Project Management

Master Project Management
5 questions
Course 5 - Make Meetings Work
6 Lectures 09:43

Meetings are like cookies! With the proper preparation and the right mix of ingredients, you'll end up with a palatable solution everyone can enjoy.

Preview 01:28

To produce workable outcomes, 80% of your work will be done before the meeting. Find out how to prepare to get your meeting on track before it happens.

Preview 02:25

An agenda helps everyone prepare for the meeting. Discover how to develop a clear agenda that's easy for everyone to follow along.

Plan the Agenda

Chances are if you're organizing the meeting, you'll be facilitating it as well. But there are other roles you'll want to assign before the meeting happens. Understand who you'll need to invite and which roles you'll need to clarify ahead of time.

Assign Key Roles

After the meeting concludes, you'll want to create an action plan geared towards achieving the meeting objectives. Find out the key steps to creating an action plan and how you can build one with your team.

Take Action

Consider this final piece of advice on asking for feedback after you've concluded a meeting.

1 More Thing about Meetings

Make Meetings Work
5 questions
Course 6 - Tackle Time Management Troubles
11 Lectures 18:56

Effective time management skills are essential to your business & personal success. Time is the one resource that renews every day, so it's never too late to start fresh & learn to be more productive.

Preview 01:28

To understand how you can better balance your time, you need to know how you currently spend it. Find out how to identify where your time management skills need work.

Preview 01:31

Be proactive, begin with the end in mind & put first things first. Learn how to use these three steps & the importance of goal setting to get your time management on track.

Plan for Progress

SMART goals are a way to set & create goals that are actually workable. Master the SMART goals & you'll be well on your way to better time management.

Set SMART Goals

Time management means you probably need to wrestle with procrastination. Learn about the different types of procrastination & see which kind you often struggle with to understand where you can make the most effective change.

Take Control of the Clock

You & your time are limited commodities. Find out how to respect your time & value yourself more in the process.

Value Yourself

Interruptions can take up valuable moments in your day. Figuring out how to manage interruptions, both before & after they happen, can add time back to your schedule.

Manage Interruptions

Feel like you're wasting your time in meetings? Find out how to reclaim that time & make meetings more efficient.

Manage Meetings

Odds are you have quite a few powerful time management tools at your disposal; you just have to know how to use them. Discover different techniques to make readily available time management tools work for you.

Utilize Your Tools

The Law of Diminishing Intent can stall any good idea or project. Understanding why LODI happens & what you can do to keep it at bay will keep you moving forward.

Overcome LODI

Think about this final piece of advice on the 80/20 rule as you develop better time management.

1 More Thing about Time Management

Tackle Time Management Troubles
5 questions
Course 7 - Form Your Virtual Team
6 Lectures 12:40

Whether your organization is going global or you're bringing on remote hires, there are a few things you'll need to do consistently to form an effective virtual team.

Preview 01:17

The environment surrounding your team matters to your management strategy. Consider how physical location, time difference, & cultural norms will affect how you & your team interact.

Preview 02:50

Extra, open & honest communication is needed to keep a virtual team running smoothly. Learn how clearly defined roles & designated responsibilities will keep things on track.

Communicate with Clarity

Trust is critical for all teams, but how do you foster trust when people are separated? Discover how to build rapport, either in person or online, to help your virtual team members learn to trust one another.

Foster Trust

Getting everyone on the same page on a virtual team means being thorough & specific with your communication details. Find out how to select the right technological tools & use agreed upon terms to make communication easier.

Bridge the Distance

Consider this final piece of advice on how to keep team members engaged through casual communication channels as you work to form your virtual team.

1 More Thing about Forming Your Virtual Team

Form Your Virtual Team
5 questions
Course 8 - Lead Your Virtual Team
5 Lectures 16:03

What's your role as the leader of a virtual team? It starts with your ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Preview 01:11

Leading a good meeting is hard. Leading a good virtual meeting is even harder. Find out what you can do to make your virtual meetings successful from day one.

Preview 04:50

Conflict happens. Learn how to diffuse tension and manage situations appropriately with the three C's of conflict management.

Resolve Conflict

Move beyond simply managing your virtual team to coaching them and building relationships that foster results.

Coach to Foster Results

Consider this final piece of advice about body language as you lead your virtual team.

1 More Thing about Leading Virtual Teams

Lead Your Virtual Team
5 questions
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