The 6 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders
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The 6 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders

learn the secrets of CEOs and entrepreneurs
4.7 (6 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.
159 students enrolled
Created by Richard Lindo
Last updated 5/2013
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What Will I Learn?
  • to explain the 6 habits of highly-effective leaders
  • to explain each habit in detail and how it can be used
  • to explain the 4 key aspects of leadership
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  • no previous knowledge/materials required

'The 6 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders' is based on years of research into the common qualities of the most successful people. 

What these CEOs and entrepreneurs commonly share are 6 habits - the basis of this course.

The course includes video and Word documents to explain each of the six habits and will take approximately one hour to complete.

The course is structured into four main sections: (i) explaining the Performance Brain (ii) explaining the six common leadership types (iii) introducing the 6 Habits (iv) a conclusion/consolidation of learning.

If you've ever wondered why some people are able to generate wealth and succeed in business, this course is for you!

Who is the target audience?
  • business
  • managers
  • CEOs
  • leaders
  • managers, leaders, CEOs, Managing Directors, entrepreneurs, aspiring leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
Introduction: objectives of the course
1 Lecture 06:00
This lecture clarifies the objectives of the course and explains 'The Performance Brain'.

In addition, the supplementary material includes eight 360 evaluation tools which are commonly used by highly-effective leaders.

Preview 06:00
The Performance Brain
1 Lecture 06:00
This lecture explains the psychological elements of performance and how, as an effective leader, you can tap into these elements to enable, motivate and inspire your staff to perform at a much higher level.
Preview 06:00
The 4 Aspects of Leadership
1 Lecture 04:57
'The 4 Aspects of Leadership' uncovers the four types of intelligence within leaders. It is little known that most leaders use the first two types and only the best leaders use the second two.

This lecture will reveal the four aspects and, critically, the most important two aspects which all highly effective leaders use.

The 4 Aspects of Leadership
The 6 Leadership Types
1 Lecture 04:37
This lecture will reveal the six common leadership types in order for you to assess your current leadership profile.

Linked to each of the six leadership are two of the '6 Habits'. The idea behind the lecture is that, once you hace identified your current leadership type, you use the two highlighted 'habits' to move closer to becoming a highly effective leader.

The 6 Leadership Types
The 6 Leadership Habits
6 Lectures 28:58
This lecture looks at the first of 6 Habits: valuing others. As simple as it seems, the majority of leaders don't do this. Leadership comes with responsibility and the majority of leaders confuse responsibility with power. The most common mistake most leaders make is to adapt an impersonal approach to others. This, of course, devalues others.

Why is valuing others so important? Because motivation is rooted in the individual's desire to please, therefore valuing each person you lead will develop the essential emotional bond required to motivate and inspire them.

Habit 1: Value

This lecture explains the second of the 6 habits: trust. Of all the habits, this is the one most leaders find the hardest. Because ultimate responsibility lies with you, the leader, the natural instinct of many is to try to do everything yourself or try to control every aspect of your organisation. This, of course, undermines the abilities and skills of your workforce which demotivates them

This lecture explains how to successfully develop trust in others and in your judgements of others - it's often called 'the art of letting go'.

Habit 2: Trust

This lecture explains the third of the 6 habits: listening. Surveys suggest that only 5% of people actively listen - a skills which requires a process of uncovering patterns in a person's conversation to identify the need.

This lecture teaches you how to actively listen and, by doing so, developing the ability to acutely identify the needs of your workforce.

Habit 3: Listen

This lecture explains the fourth of the 6 habits: read. The ability to read people's unique personalities is a high-order skill, requiring acute levels of emotional and social intelligence. Of course, without the ability to do this, you, as a leader, are unable to understand the unique needs of your workforce. 

The strategies within this lecture will rapidly develop your ability to interpret facial expressions, body language and conversation patterns to uncover the individual needs of your workforce in order to continually value and motive them.

Habit 4: Read

This lecture explains the fifth of the 6 habits: enable. The ability to enable others is so rarely found in leadership because of the culture of competition often found in institutions. Collaboration, it has been proven through numerous studies, is by far the most effective type of institution; however collaboration only works when the workforce is enabled to maximise their skills.

This lecture highlights the skills needed to (i) identify individual strengths (ii) develop opportunities for individuals to maximise their skills (iii) develop responsibility as people's skill level increases over time.

Habit 5: Enable

This lecture explains the final habit of the 6 habits: insist. This is a habit to be used selectively and always with dignity. However, 'courageous conversations' are a must for any highly effective leader. The skill is in the way you, as a leader, approach these conversations. Common, ineffective techniques range from threats, to isolation, to demotions - none of which have any positive impact on the growth of companies. 

This lecture highlights the RAP (Recognition, Acceptance, Pattern) technique - a cognitive technique which enables individuals to self-identify issues, accept responsibility for problems and adopt behaviours which change their behaviour patterns over time. 

Habit 6: Insist
The 4 Types of Organisation
1 Lecture 07:13
This lecture explains the four common types of organisation and how these different types of organisation are defined by the quality of leadership. In addition, the lecture links each type of organisation to its respective leadership type and, by doing so, makes clear how The 6 habits build outstanding people and outstanding organisations.
The 4 Types of Organisation
Conclusion/Plenary: consolidation of learning
1 Lecture 06:06
This lecture concludes the course and consolidates the key principles of 'The 6 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders'.
conclusion/plenary: consolidation
About the Instructor
Richard Lindo
4.6 Average rating
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346 Students
4 Courses
founder of Kija Learning

I am a teacher, trainer and author in education and also run an education company called 'Kija Learning' ( My company focuses on the academic and soft skills necessary for successful learning.

I have a number of books on Amazon, including 'Emotional Intelligence', 'Motivation', 'Thinking Skills' amongst others.