Your Crash Course

Leadership is not a spectator sport: It demands risk-taking, careful framing of the issues, challenging convention, showing conviction and generating critical mass to execute change. Some of these leadership behaviors may come naturally, but others may require more diligence to master.

Can I learn to be a leader?
Yes. That's the good news. Anyone can learn leadership skills and be successful at leading others. That's not to say it's easy. Learning to be a leader, like most things, takes effort and application, practice and dedication - not simply training. It takes a particular human quality that turns many people off the challenge: courage, the courage to change yourself, to try things, to experiment, to risk making mistakes and risk failures.

What are my strengths and where do I need to take action?
In this section, you'll put your own leadership preferences to the test with a set of interactive tools that reveal which types of behavior you are most comfortable with and which areas you may want to develop further. From there, you'll be invited to explore the five core elements of leadership behavior and how they combine to create seven distinct types of leaders: The Transformational Leader, The Enforcer, The Deal Maker, The Administrator, The Visionary, The Serial Entrepreneur and The Spin Doctor.