Think Like a Leader with Brian Tracy
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Think Like a Leader with Brian Tracy

Change your day to day habits to become a powerful motivator and achieve leadership success
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4.7 (250 ratings)
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Created by Brian Tracy
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Master actionable strategies for reprogramming your mindset and achieving leadership success
  • Create and track manageable business goals for yourself and your organization
  • Master Strategic Planning, Communication, Teamwork, Vision, and other core skills great leaders have
  • Establish better working relationships with colleagues, direct reports, and diverse groups of people
  • Build confidence towards becoming a lifelong transformational leader both in the workplace and in your life
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  • A desire to become a better and more effective leader
  • Involvement in an organization, whether it’s a place of work, a club, or a new business, where you want to grow and excel
  • No prior knowledge of leadership required, but reading books and attending seminars in related topics are a plus

Many people who want to become leaders, achieve management roles, or improve their leadership skills go about it the wrong way. In order to lead other people, you must first set a foundation for your own success before inspiring and motivating others. In Think Like a Leader, Brian shows you how you can change your daily habits from the inside out to become a powerful motivator and ultimately achieve leadership success.

Become a leader in your workplace by harnessing the power of the 8 core pillars of effective leadership: Vision, Integrity, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Courage, Communication, Teamwork, and Action.

With these pillars you will:

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

  • Learn actionable daily practices to shift your mindset into a leadership mindset

  • Grasp how each core pillar of leadership plays a crucial role in influencing others and leading a company to success

Leadership is not something you’re born with, it can be learned.

Whether you have been recently promoted to a leadership role, have your eye on a specific manager position, or are simply looking for the next step in your career, you probably have or will find yourself asking, “What can I do to lead my team to success?”

This course will introduce you to the core pillars that every great leader possesses and how to adapt them to set big goals, plan effectively, work with different types of personalities, create an engaging team environment, and most importantly, take action.

The interactive exercises within this course will help you define the type of leader you want to be, what great leadership should look like, and solutions for specific work scenarios you’ll face as a leader.

You’ll walk away from this course able to communicate powerfully to your colleagues, foster respectful and productive relationships, manage and delegate tasks efficiently, take action while weighing risks, and create clear goals for yourself and your organization.

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 motivational leadership today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to achieve a leadership role, typically in a workplace or organizational setting
  • New managers interested in growing their skills and learning how to become great leaders
  • Entrepreneurs looking to build their own businesses and create high-functioning workplaces
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Curriculum For This Course
62 Lectures
"Leaders Are Made, Not Born"
5 Lectures 16:43

Now that you’ve made the choice to become a great leader, the natural next step (for many) is to ask, “What do I do now?” Rather, the next step is actually to ask yourself, “How do I think now?” What you’re going to discover in this course is that becoming a great leader is all about mindset. 

Preview 04:26

You are responsible for all your success in life, including your success in this course. In this lecture, I share how you can get the most from taking this course.

Preview 05:47

Being able to find and internalize Clarity accounts for probably 85% of success. Clarity is an essential component of effective leadership. Here's why.

Preview 03:37

Setting your intentions and goals early on in this course will orient you towards success. In this exercise, I want you to think about why you're really taking this course and what you hope to get out of it. 

Preview 01:52

Brian answers the question, "What if I don't see myself as a leader?"

FAQ: What if I don't see myself as a leader?
7 Lectures 21:09

A visionary mindset is what truly separates leaders from followers. In this section, you'll learn how to think "big picture" and develop your vision. 


Leaders have the ability to stand back and see the big picture, while followers get caught up in day-to-day activities. Here's how to fix your eyes on the horizon and stay focused on your long-term goals. 

Become a "Big Picture Thinker" + EXERCISE

You cannot create an organizational vision without first having a solid grasp of your own personal vision.

Find Your Personal Vision

If you could wave a magic wand and make your life perfect in every major area, what would that look like?

EXERCISE: Visualize Success

The best way for you to motivate others is to be motivated yourself. Here's how to get started in seeing yourself as a role model and leading others by your own example. 

Lead by Example

As a leader, your job is to have a vision of high standards in serving other people. Now that you're armed with Vision, let's move onto the next section on Integrity.


Brian answers the question, "How can I remain confident as a leader in uncertain situations?"

FAQ: How can I keep confident as a leader in uncertain situations?
7 Lectures 18:45

In this section, you’ll learn how to develop the single, most respected leadership quality: Integrity. Your Integrity acts as a compass to guide you and keep you on the path towards your vision. 


Integrity means this: when someone asks you at the end the day, "Did you do your very best?" You can look them in the eye and say, "Yes!" Here's how to make sure it happens every day.

Do Your Best, Every Day

There are three primary areas of your life where you can practice leadership and demonstrate your Integrity in your everyday actions. These are the three areas of greatest temptation and also the areas of greatest opportunity.

Practice Leadership Consistently

In this exercise, you will look to your role models to draw inspiration for your own core values. 

EXERCISE: Explore Your Role Models

Your values determine the kind of person you really are. In this exercise we'll narrow down the most important values in your life. 

EXERCISE: Determine Your Values

By realizing what you will and won't stand for in life, you will build a strong foundation that will help carry you forward into leadership success. Now lets move onto the next section on Strategic Planning.


Brian answers the question, "To work effectively, does a team have to like their leader?"

FAQ: To work effectively, does a team have to like their leader?
Strategic Planning
6 Lectures 14:03

There is a well-known expression: "If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail." In this section, we'll discover the importance of Strategic Planning on your path towards leadership greatness.


The reason why Strategic Planning is so helpful is because it saves you an enormous amount of time and money. Here's how to make the best use of your energy and equity in any given situation. 

Increase Your Return on Energy

Are you proactive or reactive in the workplace? Either way, here are four habits of proactive leadership you can adopt, starting today. 

Be Proactive

In this lecture, I'll reveal to you my acclaimed seven-step process for setting and achieving your goals. 

Set Your Goals in 7 Steps

A goal without a plan or a deadline is just a dream. In this exercise, we'll practice planning your path towards success. 

EXERCISE: Implement Your Goals

Through the use of effective Strategic Planning, your goal is to eventually become unstoppable. Now, we'll take this knowledge into the next section on Project Management.

Project Management
7 Lectures 22:49

Project Management is a key element of being an effective leader. In this section, you will learn how to effectively manage projects and tasks for yourself and for your employees.


Like all things, Project Management takes practice. It requires self-discipline. Here are 5 steps to develop strong self-discipline in Project Management.

Develop Self-Discipline

The productivity of your team begins with you. In this lecture, I reveal several of my best practices for time management and productivity success. 

Maximize Personal Productivity

Delegation is one of the hallmark skills of any good leader; it is the means by which you bring out the very best in the people you have.

Master the Art of Delegation

Setting strong priorities not only for your tasks but also for your team is a key skill in ensuring your organization achieves its long-term goals. Here are 4 key questions to ask yourself when setting priorities for your team.

Set Priorities

In this exercise, we're going to practice planning a project from start to finish. Or rather, from finish to start.

EXERCISE: Manage a Project Effectively

Effective project management is not only a necessary component to good leadership, but if not done well, it could also cost you a lot of wasted time and money. In the next section we'll learn about Courage as a leadership skill.

7 Lectures 23:38

In this section, you will learn how to take risks as a leader. Taking risks doesn't have to be scary or hard with proper planning; we'll discuss the keys to Courage and what it takes to deal with adversity.


All of life is a risk of some kind. Here are the 5 types of risks you need to be aware of in order to practice effective leadership.

Take Risks as a Leader

How do you stimulate creativity in yourself and others? Here are three easy ways to get started.

Stay Out of Your Comfort Zone

A fully accountable leader has seven key responsibilities that never change in any situation or organization, and should be addressed to some degree every day.

Own Your Accountability

Difficult conversations don't have to be difficult. You just have to know how to go about them the right way. 

EXERCISE: Develop the Habit of Courage

The more you face fear, take calculated risks, stay out of your comfort zone and learn, the more your courage will grow. In the next section we'll discuss how to Communicate like a leader.


Brian answers the question, "How can I master my emotions at work so I can always be in my most productive state?"

FAQ: How can I master my emotions?
9 Lectures 25:02

Your ability to communicate successfully determines 85% of your success in life. In this section, you’ll learn the ins and outs of team communication and empowerment.


Motivational leadership is the ability to uplift and inspire others to perform at their very best. But it starts with you. Here’s how to get started in motivating yourself to greatness.

Understand Motivational Leadership

Empowering people is the key to building a high-performance team. Here are things you can do every single day to empower people and make them feel good about themselves.

Empower Your Team

It’s one thing to listen to your teammates and colleagues; it’s a completely different thing to listen to them actively. Here are 4 steps to becoming a better active listener. 

Practice Active Listening

In this lecture, we decode one of the easiest and most well-known methods of bestowing constructive criticism: the "feedback sandwich."

Leverage Constructive Criticism

The Golden Rule of Leadership is the same as the Golden Rule in any other area of life: treat others the way that you would want to be treated. Put another way: be considerate.

Embrace the Golden Rule of Leadership

In this exercise, we'll take 5 minutes to practice motivating with praise and approval, using Ken Blanchard's idea of “one-minute praisings.”

EXERCISE: Motivate with Praise and Approval

By practicing the strategies we've discussed in this section, you'll find success as a communicator by effectively inspiring your team to action. In the next section, we'll discuss Teamwork.


Brian answers the question, "How do you 'lead' people who have stronger personalities than you do?"

FAQ: How do you "lead" people who have stronger personalities than you?
7 Lectures 21:17

Teamwork is simple and straightforward, but not necessarily easy. Your ability to work cooperatively with others is the most important skill you can develop if you want to be a great leader.


In order to assemble and lead, not just manage, a successful team, you need to know how teamwork in the workplace has evolved. 

Understand the Definition of "Team"

In all your interactions with your team, your job is to be supportive and helpful. Your job is not to challenge, criticize or argue, but to look for solutions and for opportunities to help other people make their maximum contribution as well.

Choose Cooperation Over Confrontation

While hundreds of businesses abide by the rule that "the customer comes first," you'll have to flip this way of thinking if you want to be a successful leader.

"The Customer Comes Second"

Your ability to hire the right people to help you get the job done will determine your success as much as any other factor. Here's how to use "The Law of Three" to make good hiring decisions. 

Hire the Right People

In any team, it's crucial for employees to understand their unique roles and responsibilities. It's also important to realize this about yourself, so we will explore perception in this exercise.

EXERCISE: Perception vs. Reality

It's one thing to understand the importance of teamwork and how to cultivate successful team mentality, but it's another thing to actually do it. So, let's move on to the last course section on Taking Action.

Taking Action
5 Lectures 09:55

Leaders are innovative and entrepreneurial. They are personally action-oriented and are constantly moving their companies forward. We'll explore how to do this in this final section. 


Leaders think continually about the solutions to problems they have and what actions can be taken immediately to move ahead. The key is to grow your ability as a problem solver: here are 3 questions to ask to get you started.

Think of Solutions, Not Problems

Competence, or expertise, is an extremely strong personality trait that you can develop by committing to constant improvement and learning. 

Exhibit Competence

Affirmations are a powerful tool for changing your mindset from the inside out. In this exercise, we'll explore how to find meaningful affirmations for your goals.

EXERCISE: Affirm Your Way to Action

The world seems to belong to those who reach out and grab it with both hands. Commit to taking action and you'll be astounded by the results!

2 Lectures 11:21

Now that you've completed my course, "Think Like a Leader," what should you do next? I reveal some suggestions in this video. 

What's Next?

Brian answers a series of frequently asked questions about leadership.

Bonus Lecture: More FAQs with Brian
About the Instructor
Brian Tracy
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Thought Leader | Bestselling Author | Speaker | Entrepreneur

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined.

Brian has over 30 years of expertise researching, writing, and speaking about business topics including leadership, public speaking, sales training, time management, and book writing and publishing. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year, including the executives and staff of many of America’s largest corporations. Having led more than 5,000 seminars and workshops throughout the U.S. and 80 other countries worldwide, Brian focuses on helping his students create immediate changes and long-term results in their professional and personal lives.

Brian is the best-selling author of over 45 books, including Eat That Frog and No Excuses: The Power of Self-Discipline, that have been translated into dozens of languages. He has also written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including The Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Prior to founding Brian Tracy International, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million dollar development company. He has had successful career tracks in sales and marketing, investing, and real estate development. He has consulted for more than 1,000 companies, partnering with several billion-dollar plus corporations in strategic planning and organizational development.

Brian has traveled and worked in over 80 countries on six continents, and speaks four languages. He is happily married with four children and is active in community and national affairs.