Why Leadership Sucks™: Top Tips for Leadership Advancement
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Why Leadership Sucks™: Top Tips for Leadership Advancement

Miles & Chris guide your leadership journey to increase leadership IQ & enhance effectiveness using real world examples.
4.0 (1 rating)
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Last updated 5/2015
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 33 Lectures and 2 Hours of Content
  • Relieve negative feelings around Why Leadership Sucks
  • 4 Bonuses (2 Leadership Audiobook/eBook Samplers, List of 33 Leadership Books & 11 Leadership Blog Posts
  • Help leadership not suck so much.
  • Become a better leader of yourself and others
  • Audio File Downloads (MP3) for your Smartphone or MP3 player
  • Apply practical action steps to enhance your leadership on 3 critical topics
  • PowerPoint Presentations for all 3 topics
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Requirements
  • PC or mobile device and internet connection.
  • Willingness to learn and grow (which requires habit and behavior changes).
Description

Leadership sucks at times, doesn't it? Have you ever thought about leadership like that?

Leadership sucks because real leadership is hard, requires selfless service, and because the buck stops here. Servant leadership is uncomfortable, humbling, self-denying, painful, and counterintuitive; nonetheless, it is the only kind of leadership that brings lasting results, genuine happiness, and true self-fulfillment.

"Why Leadership Sucks™ 101: Guiding Your Leadership Journey" Includes These Invaluable Modules:

Introduction to Why Leadership Sucks™ 101

  • Importance of Having Chris & Miles as Your Guides
  • Practical Action Steps to Accelerate Your Leadership
  • What You Will Get From This Course

Self Awareness

  • Basis of Leadership
  • Unlock the Magic of the Flag Page
  • Focus on Your Strengths, Hire for Your Weaknesses
  • Communication Miscommunication
  • You Always Put Me Last on Your List
  • Your Action Steps

First Impressions Are Lasting Impressions...As Long As You Let Them Last

  • Lasting Impressions Introduction
  • Pitfalls of Sole Reliance on First Impressions
  • Bias Blown Away
  • Discard First Impressions
  • Danger to Team Hiring Process
  • Breaking Down Your First Impressions
  • Your Action Steps

Are you a Micromanager or a Macromanager?

  • Micromanager vs. Macromanager
  • Interdependence of Both Needed
  • Concerned About Empty Nesting (Illustrative Story)
  • Tension in Leadership Pacing
  • Do All Leaders Need Vision?
  • Your Action Steps
So, ask yourself these questions...
  • Would your family and friends be impressed with your stronger leadership after this course?
  • Don't you want to accelerate your leadership success instead of being stuck like everybody else?
  • If you had us as your leadership guides, where would you be 12 months from now?
  • Are you ready to get started? Won't you join us?

If your answer to any of these questions is – YES, we would like to invite you to take this course right now.

Click the "Take This Course" button

We're so excited to begin guiding you to leadership success! Welcome to the team!

Who is the target audience?
  • Whether you have ever been in a business leadership role or not, this course is for you.
  • Experienced managers whose careers have stalled or managers having difficulties in managing challenging teams.
  • Those who are genuine and serious about serving others through their leadership.
  • Participants new to the management role looking for guidance in managing teams
  • Managers with some experience who wish to improve their career prospects and look at new opportunities
  • Not for those seeking a quick, overnight solution. Leadership takes practice.
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
01:21:55
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Introduction to Why Leadership Sucks™
4 Lectures 05:58

Learn from Miles & Chris Why Leadership Sucks™ and how this video course will help it not suck so much.

Preview 02:00

What is a leadership guide? Miles & Chris explain the importance of inviting them to guide you on your journey, thereby lessening or avoiding mistakes entirely.

Preview 01:16

Why is it important to apply what we learn? Too often, we learn a new leadership concept and never implement the positive change we know we need to.

Preview 01:43

You will get action steps from each section of this video course to implement these key leadership concepts.

Preview 00:59
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Self Awareness Secrets That Are More Important Than You Think
8 Lectures 14:46

Why is self-awareness the starting point for leadership? You will gain understanding into the secret to leading with influence earned instead of position owned.

Preview 02:45

The value of the Flag Page behavioral assessment is plumbed and insight into "why we act and react the way we do" is delved helping us understand how to personalize communication in a way that improves the chances of others following our leadership willingly.

Unlock the Magic of the Flag Page
01:47

Why do so many teams have the same weaknesses and strengths? Put simply, it results from senior leadership hiring a team that is a mirror image of themselves, including their specific strengths and weaknesses.

Focus on Your Strengths, Hire for Your Weaknesses
02:55

Why do we misunderstand others? How does this happen? Uncover the secret to unravelling poor communication and being a more effective communicator.

Communication Miscommunication
02:01

Chris shares a personal story about how he used to accuse his wife of "putting him last on her list".

You Always Put Me Last on Your List
02:35

Chris & Miles describe your action steps for Self Awareness.

Your Action Steps
02:43

Follow this pdf as a guide to implementing action steps from the Self Awareness section to improve your leadership application.

Self Awareness Activity & Cheat Sheet
2 pages

Follow along with the video by viewing these PowerPoint slides as Miles & Chris guide you on your Self Awareness journey.

PowerPoint Slides on Self Awareness
5 pages
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First Impressions Are Lasting Impressions as Long as You Let Them Last
9 Lectures 15:01

"...as long as you let them last" is the key to the statement "First impressions are lasting impressions as long as you let them last".

Preview 01:28

Why do we rely so heavily on our gut-level first impressions? How is this unhealthy or dangerous to our business relationships?

Pitfalls of Sole Reliance on First Impressions
01:40

Have you ever been wrong about a "first impression bias" later when you learned new and more accurate information?

Bias Blown Away
02:32

The "when" and how" to discard incorrect first impressions.

Discard First Impressions
02:41

How do our first impression biases create problems when we hire and onboard new team members?

Danger to Team Hiring Process
02:48

Discerning the difference between correct and incorrect first impressions.

Breaking Down Your First Impressions
01:41

Chris & Miles describe your action steps for First Impressions.

Your Action Steps
02:11

Follow this pdf as a guide to implementing action steps from the First Impressions section to improve your leadership application.

First Impressions Activity & Cheat Sheet
2 pages

Follow along with the video by viewing these PowerPoint slides as Miles & Chris guide you on your First Impressions journey.

PowerPoint Slides on First Impressions
3 pages
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Are you a Micromanager or a Macromanager?
8 Lectures 15:23

Almost no one likes to be micromanaged, but do some dislike be macromanaged?

Preview 03:21

Discover the secret to valuing both the micro-thinker and the macro-thinker in your company, department, or team.

Interdependence of Both Needed
02:12

Chris shares a personal story about how he and his wife discussed what would happen when they became empty-nesters in the future once their children left home.

Concerned About Empty Nesting (Illustrative Story)
01:46

Why do we yearn to support either the micro or macro camp and fight for "our side"?

Tension in Leadership Pacing
02:19

Not all leaders have the ability to forecast and prepare for the future in their mind's eye. So where does that leave us?

Do All Leaders Need Vision?
03:10

Chris & Miles describe your action steps for Micromanager or Macromanager.

Your Action Steps
02:35

Follow this pdf as a guide to implementing action steps from the Micro or Macro section to improve your leadership application.

Micromanager or Macromanager Activity & Cheat Sheet
2 pages

Follow along with the video by viewing these PowerPoint slides as Miles & Chris guide you on your Micro-thinker or Macro-thinker journey.

PowerPoint Slides on Micromanager vs. Macromanger
4 pages
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Bonuses, Lists, & Freebies, Oh My!
4 Lectures 09:47

Watch & listen to the 1st chapter (Audiobook) or download & read the first 3 chapters of the Why Leadership Sucks™ ebook.

Chapters 1-3 of Why Leadership Sucks™ eBook
04:51

Watch & listen to the 1st chapter (Audiobook) or download & read the first 2 chapters of the Becoming Generation Flux ebook.

Chapters 1-2 of Becoming Generation Flux eBook (Career Tips)
04:56

Explore 33 Recommended Leadership Books from other authors.

List of 33 Invaluable Leadership Books and Resources
2 pages

Explore 11 Leadership blog posts to enhance and increase your leadership IQ.

List of 11 Invaluable Leadership Blog Posts
1 page
About the Instructor
Miles Anthony Smith
4.0 Average rating
1 Review
2,032 Students
1 Course
Leadership, Life, and Career Author, Teacher, and Coach

Miles has been unemployed on three separate occasions and knows the fear, financial stress, self-doubt, and emotional pain that often ensues during either a planned or unplanned job search. Miles, a Gen X'er leader and author, has a knack for spotting and developing talented, cohesive teams focused on new product development and digital/content marketing, resulting in top line and bottom line growth.

Miles has held General Manager positions for several small businesses or business units over the years has broad management skills across many functional business disciplines in accounting, finance, human resources, digital marketing, and leadership. He currently works for Rawhide Boys Ranch as Director of Vehicle Donations and Digital Marketing.

Miles earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Oral Roberts University and a Master's in Business Administration from the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, highlighting his unique ability to operate equally in left and right brain functions. His mission in life is "To Chart the Course, Pave the Pathway, and Light the Lane for Others to Eclipse My Own Success in Leadership."

Christopher Paul Elliott
4.0 Average rating
1 Review
2,032 Students
1 Course
Servant Leadership Instructor

Chris Elliott was born in rural Wisconsin and grew up baling hay in the summers and shoveling a lot of snow in the winters. His three older brothers and older sister all taught him how important family is in all its variations, and he now passes those lessons onto his five children. A broken family with an alcoholic father also taught him many dysfunctions including how to hide his true self from others.

Christopher Paul Elliott has 20 years of experience leading organizational and individual change. He has lead technological, structural, and process change for companies with budgets ranging from $32,000 to $42 Million. He has lead change through a primary aspect of Servant Leadership he calls Authenticism. We have to be real as individuals to lead change in an organization and in ourselves. His new book ThoughtShredder: Bringing out the Bucker in You is a personal development process to help individuals break down values and beliefs from childhood experiences to get to the root cause of what is holding them back. Based on a combination of Neuroplasticity research and his own experiences with a troubled childhood, Chris walks his audiences through stories and actions to help you identify your Authentic You. Whether in your personal, professional or spiritual life, if you've been hiding yourself, it's time to become authentic.

His new book ThoughtShredder: Bringing out the Bucker in You is a personal development process to help individuals break down values and beliefs from childhood experiences to get to the root cause of what is holding them back. Based on a combination of Neuroplasticity research and his own experiences with a troubled childhood, Chris walks his audiences through stories and actions to help you identify your Authentic You. Whether in your personal, professional or spiritual life, if you've been hiding yourself, it's time to become authentic.

His journey these past 20 years has helped him uncover his true passion of positively impacting millions, in part, by helping them become authentic and discovering the great person inside each of them. The most important lesson we must learn in order to become authentic is forgiveness. It took 10 years to write his first book, ThoughtShredder, but pure joy was found in the process. His future books include ThoughtShredder for the Christian Soul, Goal #6 and Free Will.