Course info
May 2, 2019
1h 5m

Have you ever wanted to become a leader like one of the leaders who has inspired you? If so, Leadership for Non-managers is the perfect course for you. In this course, you'll learn how to discover and nurture the leadership skills you need. First, you'll have leadership redefined for you and remove some of the mystery around leadership. Next, you'll explore examples of leadership characteristics, discussing how these characteristics really make a leader. Finally, you'll define an actionable strategy with step-by-step tactics to choose the right leadership characteristics for you and make meaningful progress on each of them. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a clear vision of how you will move forward and become the leader you know you can become.

About the author
About the author

Jason Alba is founder of, an online relationship manager for professionals to manage their career and job search. Jason is the author of I’m on LinkedIn – Now What??? and coauthor of I’m on Facebook – Now What??? and specializes in helping professionals with career management, network, and personal branding.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Music) Hi, everyone. My name is Jason Alba. Welcome to my course, Leadership for Non-managers. I am CEO and founder of, which is a CRM for job seekers. I started my career as a web developer and eventually ran dev teams. This course is about something I firmly believe in, that you have leadership characteristics regardless of your title. Some of the major topics we will cover include what leadership really is. Defining leadership might seem simple, but I've come to realize that it is trickier to define than I had previously thought; examples of leadership characteristics that might inspire you to create your own list of characteristics relevant to you, and how to create a plan that you can really work on to improve your leadership skills. By the end of this course, you will be confident in your plan to build and nurture your leadership skills and understand specific tactics, which will help you work towards your career goals. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into soft skills and professional development with courses on management, better listening, and communication. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about personal leadership with the Leadership for Non-managers course at Pluralsight.