Leadership Development For High Potential Leaders

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Good leaders know they need to continuously learn. But great leaders know when to unlearn the past to succeed in the future. If you aspire to lead like a high performer but lack the skills or learning your style to do so, this course will help you take your talents to the next level by learning from and growing alongside experts across the industry.

This innovative and actionable program from business advisor and bestselling author Barry O’Reilly shows leaders how to rethink their strategies, retool their capabilities, and revitalize their businesses for stronger, longer-lasting success.

Through interactive exercises packed with relatable anecdotes, powerful tools, and real-world examples combined with group discussion and homework, the course will focus on specific ways that leaders can demonstrate their values, use their influence to drive company culture and apply to their existing work.

Learn from a world-class industry expert

Barry O’Reilly is an entrepreneur, business advisor and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation.

Barry is the co-founder of Nobody Studios, a crowd-infused, high-velocity venture studio with the mission to create 100 compelling companies over the next 5 years.

Barry is author of two international bestsellers, Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, and Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale—part of the Eric Ries series, and a HBR must read for CEOs and business leaders. He writes for The Economist, and is faculty at Singularity University.

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1 PM PST; Feb 14, Feb 16, Feb 21, Feb 23 and Feb 28
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5 live courses (90 min each) with weekly office hours and recordings
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This course is for:

Senior Managers, Directors and above.

What you will be able to do after this course:

Overcome barriers of high performance and learn strategies to stay motivated and continuously adapt to uncertain and evolving circumstances

What is unique about this course?


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Eric Ries
Founder, and author of The Lean Startup at Long-Term Stock Exchange

To succeed, it's critical for everyone, from executives to entrepreneurs, to know how to let go of behavior and methods that have helped them achieve in the past but are now limiting. Barry explains how to enter into a continuous cycle of replacing old ideas and models with new ones in order to adapt in an ever-changing world. Founded on clear principles and filled with stories from the field, he advocates for courage over comfort not just now, but in whatever circumstances the future offers up.

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Kai Haley
Head of Design Relations and Sprint Master Academy at Google

The Google Sprint Master Academy invited Barry to coach and collaborate with senior stakeholders to create space for continuous innovation in the product development lifecycle. He shared advice on leadership, business transformation and inspired our Sprint Masters to push innovation throughout the company.

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Stephane Kasriel
Head of Commerce and Financial Technologies at Meta

The only thing that is constant is change. And it's happening faster and faster. Disruption is ongoing, yet leaders tend to think incrementally about the future. Barry shows us a better way: the only way to disrupt yourself before someone does it for you is to unlearn, separate yourself from what has worked in the past in order to create an open space to shape the future. This is great for any leader in fast-moving environments faced with the realization that what worked in the past won't work in the future.

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Stephen Orban
VP, AWS Marketplace, author of Ahead in the Cloud at Amazon Web Services

Barry lays out an easy-to-use system to constantly challenge what we think we know. Barry draws from a wealth of relevant and relatable examples to help us better understand how we can apply the powerful principles in our own lives. I challenged many of my own old mindsets and ideals, and I've seen a considerable improvement in my own results and outcomes. Inspiring work!

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Noelle Eder
Global Chief Information Officer at Cigna

Many executives and entrepreneurs hang on to thinking and methods that were once useful, but may limit their future success. Apply the lessons with Barry to unlearn and unlock the full potential in yourself, your teams, and your organization.

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Secil Tabli Watson
EVP, Head of Digital Solutions for Business at Wells Fargo

What changed? Now we set goals in terms of outcomes, not just outputs. We don’t just recognize the work we did, but its impact on our customers or business goals. We come up with hypotheses and test them with quick experiments before we jump into architecting solutions.

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Session 1: Leadership

Tue Feb 14th, 2023 - 09:00PM

Primary Objectives:

  • How to shift mindset and behavior.
  • Role model the behaviors you are asking others to attempt and adopt.
  • Design systems of work to support the behaviors we must develop.

Supporting Objectives:

  • How to align values, behaviors and results.
  • Define your leadership values and the behaviors you believe will lead to better results.

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Session 2: Unlearning

Thu Feb 16th, 2023 - 09:00PM

Primary Objectives:

  • Diagnose aspects of your world where learned behaviors are no longer working.
  • Use the unlearn system can help you adopt more successful behaviors to achieve extraordinary results.
  • Overcome barriers to unlearning and learn strategies to stay motivated and continuously adapt to uncertain and evolving circumstances.
  • Apply principles of behavior design to create your own roadmap to unlearn.

Supporting Objectives:

  • Coach others, teams and organizations how to unlearn and continuously adapt in an ever-changing world.

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Session 3: High Performance Cultures

Tue Feb 21st, 2023 - 09:00PM

Primary Objectives:

  • Defining culture—and our vision for it?
  • How to design culture by designing systems of work.
  • Why safety is key for high performance organizations and teams.
  • Understanding the 7 dimensions of learning organizations.

Supporting Objectives:

  • Measure our current state of organizational learning.

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Session 4: Decision Making

Thu Feb 23rd, 2023 - 09:00PM

Primary Objectives:

  • Improve your decision making process in uncertain circumstances.
  • How to make smaller, safer, sooner decisions.
  • Increase likelihood of achieving the desired results for the decisions you make.

Supporting Objectives:

  • How to know what decisions to make and when.

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Session 5: Communication

Tue Feb 28th, 2023 - 09:00PM

Primary Objectives:

  • Create clear, concise and impactful content for your audience.
  • Understand your audience's needs and preferences.
  • Structure your content for talks and presentations.
  • Set frequency and cadence for communication with audiences and stakeholders.

Supporting Objectives:

  • How to influence with speaking and writing.

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