Leadership skills can be learned, practiced, and improved. This course introduces you to some of the most important leadership skills you can work on, modeled by organizational leaders and talked about by leadership thought leaders.
Leadership skills are in demand across the world, and in every organization. In this course, Leadership: Getting Started, you’ll learn what leadership skills can add value to your career. First, you’ll explore what leadership is, contrasting it with management, and learning about leadership styles. Next, you’ll learn about leadership principles from leadership thought leaders, and from outstanding leaders in industry. Finally, you’ll discover how to apply leadership ideas regardless of your title. When you're finished with this course, you’ll have knowledge of leadership skills that can help your career and teams you lead.
Jason Alba is founder of JibberJobber.com, 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.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Jason Alba. Welcome to my course, Leadership: Getting Started. I run a company called jibberjobber.com and love business and leadership. Leadership is a topic often talked about but not seen or recognized enough. If you've worked with an excellent leader, you'll remember them for the rest of your career. Why is excellent leadership so hard to find? I think it's because leaders don't spend enough time working on their leadership skills. In this course, we'll talk about what that means. What are the leadership skills you could work on? How would you get better at any particular leadership skill? Some of the major topics we'll cover include a definition of leadership, contrasting it to management; leadership principles that leadership thought leaders talk about; leadership characteristics modeled by prominent leaders in various industries; and how to improve your leadership skill set, regardless of your title. By the end of this course, you will know what you could work on and have enough information to create a plan to become a memorable, excellent leader. From here, continue your learning by diving into important leadership soft skills with courses like Becoming a Better Listener and Leading with Emotional Intelligence. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about intentional leadership with the Leadership: Getting Started course, at Pluralsight.