Engaging Leadership

Course Overview

Course Introduction

To meet the unique challenges of today’s fast changing business world, leaders in all types of organizations are taking on newer responsibilities. Danielle Harlan, an expert in human behavior and a doctorate in political science, offers her expertise on how to become an effective leader in diverse business settings.
In this course, Harlan discusses qualities displayed by great leaders. She talks about real self-knowledge and the ability to focus on both people and the mission simultaneously. She stresses the need for leaders to be passionate about their work. Harlan lists qualities essential for success as seen in “alphas”, or highly successful and motivated individuals. She describes how “alphas” tend to be proactive and step in to fill needs that emerge. She talks about the concept of emotional intelligence and shares important tips for conducting productive meetings. She outlines a framework to achieve both personal and business goals that she calls “Dream, Design, Do”.

Who Should Attend

  • Executives from for-profit and nonprofit organizations
  • Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Entrepreneurs


Course Methodology

This self-paced e-learning course is based on an exclusive interview with Danielle Harlan, author of The New Alpha.

Learning Objectives

  • Leadership needs in today’s world
  • Developing a mindset for success and utilizing emotional intelligence
  • How to conduct a meeting
  • Leaders, innovation and career planning
  • Dealing with employee disengagement
  • Key to achieving goals and advice for young leaders

Course Modules

  • Redefining Leadership
    • Leadership Needs In Today's World
    • Focussing On People And The Mission
    • Building A Mindset For Success
    • Emotional Intelligence Matters
  • Critical Factors: Goal Setting, Innovation, Career Planning
    • Dream, Design, Do
    • Allowing Innovation
    • Career Planning: From Organization Loyalty To Individual Success
  • Enhancing Performance
    • Meetings: Make Them Productive
    • Understanding Worker Disengagement
    • Advice For Budding Leaders
  • Category
  • Skills Level
  • Duration
    25 min
  • Competencies
    Goal Setting
    Encouraging Others

Course Experts

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Danielle Harlan CEO - Center for Advancing Leadership