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Technology leaders go beyond mastery of coding skills and technology knowledge to position their teams for success. In this learning path, you'll get the essential skills needed as a technology leader, from business acumen and development to thought leadership, mentoring, and team management.
Identify the value of data analysis, managing risks and integrating with a business strategy when managing technology teams.
Practice key leadership, business development, and change management skills.
Learn mentoring, thought leadership, and finance principles to guide the direction of technology in your industry and organization.
Data Science Foundations: Fundamentals with Barton Poulson
Get a basic introduction to the careers, tools, and techniques of modern data science.
3h 41m • COURSE
Data Fluency: Exploring and Describing Data with Barton Poulson
Learn how anyone, in any industry, can speak the language of data analysis. Find out how to prepare data, explore it visually, and describe it using statistical methods.
4h 19m • COURSE
Project Management Foundations: Risk with Bob McGannon
Learn how to manage project risk—a foundational knowledge area from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).
1h 9m • COURSE
Developing Business Acumen with Mike Figliuolo
Develop business acumen. Gain an understanding of your business model, strategy, competition, and operations so you can make better decisions and become a better leader.
1h 7m • COURSE
Finance Foundations with Jim Stice
Get a basic introduction to the world of finance, from analyzing risk and return and obtaining financing to understanding how markets and banks operate.
2h 40m • COURSE
Finance Foundations: Business Valuation with Jim Stice
Learn how to value a business using different valuation methods, such as multiples, earnings ratios, and discounted cash-flow analysis.
1h 39m • COURSE
Leading with Innovation with Anil Gupta
Nurture innovation at your organization. Learn about multiple ways leaders can inspire innovation and explore new values, new customers, and new processes.
1h 31m • COURSE
Managing in Difficult Times with Jan Rutherford
Learn how to manage effectively in difficult times. Learn how to stay focused, keep innovating, inspire your team, and reframe challenges as opportunities.
1h 7m • COURSE
Leadership Blind Spots with Sara Canaday
Accelerate your leadership potential and career success by identifying the hidden roadblocks that are holding you back.
40m 59s • COURSE
Leading with Emotional Intelligence with Britt Andreatta
Get concrete techniques for boosting your emotional quotient (EQ) to better lead teams, work with peers, and manage up.
1h 2m • COURSE
Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers with Sara Canaday
Learn coaching skills that can help you develop your employees and add value to your organization.
34m 16s • COURSE
Leading Your Team Through Change with Mike Derezin
Successfully lead change at the team level. Get practical frameworks and strategies for guiding a team as they acclimate to brand-new ideas and initiatives.
21m 24s • COURSE
You'll learn technological leadership skills with these experts
Barton Poulson is a professor, designer, and data analytics expert.
Barton has bridged the analytic and aesthetic for most of his life, with a background in industrial design, a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology, and a deep love for data analysis and data visualization as well as the visual and performing arts. Bart is an associate professor of psychology at Utah Valley University and has studied at Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and the City University of New York. In his role as a teacher of research and analysis, he has conducted hundreds of studies with his students on topics from social identity and aspirations to implicit preferences for poetry and architecture. Bart and his wife, Jacque Lynn Bell, a modern dance choreographer, live with their three children in beautiful Salt Lake City.
Bob McGannon is a PMP and a PRINCE2 certified consultant, coach, author, and keynote speaker.Bob has set up project management and leadership programs on three continents. He currently serves as the director of Intelligent Disobedience Leadership Pty Ltd in Australia. His company focuses on improving the quality and quantity of business outcomes by sharing novel leadership techniques—using approaches deployed to train dogs! He regularly leverages his capabilities in the portfolio, program, and project management space, and provides leadership consulting, workshops, keynotes, and coaching.Bob specializes in organizational leadership using "intelligent disobedience." He also has extensive experience in strategic program and portfolio management. He has over 30 years of IT, project management, and project analysis experience, 18 of those years with IBM. His management experience includes technology outsourcing, IT delivery measurement and quality, business analysis, and general project management. Bob has worked internationally while playing a major role in the development of international trade applications in use in the United States and Europe. He resides in Australia, where he has worked on government and international private enterprise improvement projects. He has managed project teams as large as 460 individuals, once serving as the IT delivery manager for IBM, supporting American Express.Bob is certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, an Executive Project Manager with IBM, and a Project Management Coach for the Boeing Corporation. He also holds a practitioner certificate in the PRINCE2 project management methodology. Bob's book, Intelligent Disobedience: The Difference Between Good and Great Leaders is available from Amazon outlets or from the publisher (Routledge in Oxford, UK).
Mike Figliuolo is founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm.
He is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (www.onepieceofpaper.com), Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (www.leadinsidethebox.com), and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved (www.elegantpitch.com). Mike's blog and the programs he teaches can be found at www.thoughtleadersllc.com.
James D. Stice, PhD, is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of Accounting in the School of Accountancy at Brigham Young University (BYU). He teaches business and accounting to university students and to business professionals around the world. Professor Stice has been at BYU since 1988. He has co-authored three accounting textbooks and published numerous professional and academic articles. In addition, Professor Stice has been involved in executive education for Ernst & Young, Bank of America Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, RSM, and AngloGold Limited and has taught at INSEAD (in both France and Singapore) and CEIBS (in China). He has been recognized for teaching excellence by his department, his college, and the university. Professor Stice currently serves on the audit committee of Deseret Management Corporation and served on the board of directors of a publicly traded company until it was taken private.
Professor Jim Stice received a PhD from the University of Washington as well as master's and bachelor's degrees from BYU, all in accounting.
Dr. Anil K. Gupta is one of the world's leading experts on strategy, globalization, and entrepreneurship.
Anil is ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world's "most influential living management thinkers" and has been named by The Economist as one of the world's "superstars" in a cover story on innovation in emerging economies. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Expert Network.
In 2017, Anil received the International Management (IM) Division Outstanding Educator Award from the Academy of Management. He is also one of only three professors, out of over 25,000 worldwide, to have been elected as a lifetime fellow of the three most prestigious academic bodies in his field: Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and the Academy of International Business.
Anil is the coauthor of several books including The Quest for Global Dominance, Getting China and India Right, and The Silk Road Rediscovered. Anil has served as a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek, and as a contributing editor for Chief Executive. He is a regular contributor to HBR.org. His opinion pieces have also been published in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, China Daily, The Economic Times, and other outlets.
Anil is a regular participant at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summits, including the annual meeting in Davos and the regional meetings in China, India, and the Middle East. He is a member of the WEF Stewardship Board for the System Initiative on the Future of Consumption. He has also served on the boards of several NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed companies in the United States.
Anil serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, including the World Economic Forum, The Economist conferences, the Businessweek CEO Forum, Chief Executive CEO2CEO Summits, and the Yale CEO Summit. He has also served as a consultant, keynote speaker, and/or executive education faculty with some of the largest corporations in the world, including GE, IBM, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, HP, SAP, and Microsoft.
Anil also serves as chief advisor to the China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organization. He has earlier served as a chaired professor at INSEAD and a visiting professor at Stanford University and Dartmouth College. He received a doctorate from the Harvard Business School, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.
Jan Rutherford is a former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier and successful business executive.
Jan entered the U.S. Army at age 17 (weighing 114 pounds), and spent six years in Special Forces as a medic and "A" team executive officer, and three years as a military intelligence officer. Jan has over 25 years of business experience and has held executive roles in business development, marketing, sales, training, product management, and as a CEO. He is the founder of Self-Reliant Leadership, LLC, leads Crucible expeditions with executives and transitioning special operations veterans, and is the author of The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership. He is also the co-host of The Leadership Podcast. Jan is a dual U.S. and Irish citizen, and is a senior instructor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, where he teaches leadership to MBA students in the U.S. and Ireland.
Sara Canaday is a leadership development expert, speaker, and author.
In her work, Sara helps companies maximize the contributions of their leaders for bottom-line impact. Drawing on her 15 years of corporate experience, Sara has a unique gift for connecting with audiences and ensuring they walk away with actionable strategies for positive change—strengthening leadership skills, improving business relationships, and enhancing performance.
Sara's career spans more than 20 years, including senior executive positions in sales, operations, and organizational development with USAA and Texas Mutual. After forming her own company, Sara began sharing her expertise in leadership development, executive presence, branding, and emotional intelligence. Her insights have led hundreds of teams and individuals nationwide to make strategic changes with impressive results.
Sara is a member of both the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation, and is an adjunct executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). She is certified in the CCL suite of 360-degree multi-rater feedback instruments, and she is accredited through Multi-Health Systems to administer the EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence assessments.
Sara has been featured in a number of publications and broadcasts, most notably Forbes, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, CNBC, and the American Management Association's Leadership-Wired. Sara is also the author of a popular business book, You—According to Them: Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career.
Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader who creates brain science–based solutions.
As CEO of 7th Mind, Inc., she draws on her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and learning to unlock the best in people and organizations.
Britt has published several books on the brain science of success, including her most recent book, Wired to Connect: The Brain Science of Teams and a New Model for Creating Collaboration and Inclusion.
As the former chief learning officer for Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning), Britt is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience. She regularly consults with businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations on leadership development and learning strategy. Corporate clients of her learning solutions include Fortune 100 companies like Comcast and Apple, and also EY, Microsoft, Domino's, Franklin Covey, TransUnion, and Zillow.
She has over 10 million views worldwide of her courses and is a TEDx speaker. Britt's industry accolades include several prestigious awards from Chief Learning Officer and Talent Development magazines and the World Training Congress. To learn more, visit www.BrittAndreatta.com.
Mike Derezin is a VP at LinkedIn who has helped build and scale two business lines within the company. Mike is passionate about building high-performing teams, taking big ideas and bringing them to life, and helping his teams successfully navigate through change. He has done so as both an entrepreneur with two of his own startups and as an intrapreneur with two businesses within LinkedIn—LinkedIn Learning Solutions and LinkedIn Sales Solutions. At LinkedIn, Mike spent six years helping to launch the company's Sales Solutions business, taking it from an idea to one of the largest Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses in the sales ecosystem. Along the way, he learned valuable lessons on how to navigate multiple changes and scale a team from a small handful of employees to a large global organization that became a market leader. Currently, Mike is a senior leader in LinkedIn Learning Solutions (formerly Lynda.com) where he leads his global team to pursue a vision to help every member of the global workforce become a lifelong learner and acquire the skills that will help them achieve their dreams. Prior to his current role, Mike was the co-founder and co-CEO of VoxPop, a leading pop culture gaming platform and the co-founder and co-COO of Porvenir Inc, acquired by Thomson Financial. Mike also worked as a consultant at Bain & Co. His career began as a teacher, and included a year teaching in Santiago, Chile. He holds a BA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also serves as board trustee for Semester at Sea, a floating study abroad program for college students and lifelong learners.