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Leadership Essentials: Leading Innovation (lead_05_a06_bs_enus)

Creativity and innovation are critical components of just about every organization. But innovation doesn't pertain only to new inventions, products, or reworked designs. It also involves incremental improvements to the way things are done. Knowing how to build and support an innovative culture is an important skill for any leader to master. The impetus for innovation can come from the top of the organization, and it can come from the people engaged in day-to-day production. Building an innovative culture is a responsibility for leaders and employees across organizational hierarchies. This course provides you with an understanding of what an innovative culture is and what qualities a leader needs to best foster innovation. It also provides you with practical techniques for cultivating and leading innovation.

Target Audience: Supervisors, managers, directors, and individuals wanting to develop their leadership skills

Expected Duration (hours): 1.0


Interpersonal Communication: Communicating With Confidence (comm._21_a01_bs_enus)

Are you reluctant to voice your opinions to your colleagues for fear they'll be judged negatively? Do you find yourself avoiding awkward communication situations? Confident interpersonal communication skills are essential for healthy and successful relationships, whether personal or professional. Once you've learned how to apply them, these skills enhance your influence and help you achieve your goals. Communicators have an enormous advantage if their relationships are based on rapport-building trust and credibility. But trust and credibility are not the only essentials. You also need to use specific communication behaviors to project confidence in all your verbal and nonverbal interactions. The course shows you how the essential elements of trust, credibility, and specific confident communication behaviors bring about confident communication and enhance your influence. It highlights the advantages of communicating with confidence, explores the construction of trust and credibility, and clarifies how trust and credibility result in confident communications.

Target Audience: Individuals who want to develop or refresh their interpersonal communication skills

Expected Duration (hours): 1.0


Managing Your Career: Creating a Plan (pd_10_a01_bs_enus)

Getting and keeping your career on track takes careful planning. Those who wait for opportunities to come knocking may be left behind. Approaching your career proactively and being able to recognize opportunities to move ahead are key to smart career management. It starts with knowing yourself and what you want to do so that you can align your career moves with your goals. This course guides you through the process of taking stock of your present situation and determining the best way ahead. It starts with taking inventory of your values, interests, skills, and needs. Then based on these findings, you can determine your strengths. This course provides examples of roles in which you could use those strengths. It also provides tips on how to deal with any weaknesses that are holding you back.

Target Audience: Employees at all levels who want to advance their career

Expected Duration (hours): 1.0

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