Maybe you believe that leaders are born, not made. Or that you need permission to lead in the form of an impressive job title. Leadership is one of the most essential—and most misunderstood—skills in all areas of life and work. Over a 22-year career at Goldman Sachs, Robert S. Kaplan ran multiple businesses and coached countless business leaders, observing first hand what leadership really means and how best to teach it. Leadership, he says, is less often about having all the answers—and more often about asking the right questions. In this masterclass, you’ll learn how to arrive at a clear vision for your team, and how to modify your plan—and your leadership style—to achieve the best possible results.
You will learn
How to advance leadership as senior executives
How to coach people toward alignment
How to adapt management styles
How to bring your organization back in alignment
1. Cultivate a Support Group
Nearly two-thirds of CEOs do not receive coaching or leadership advice from the outside, and the same is true of almost half of senior executives.
2. Coach Your People Toward Alignment
Coaching is a vehicle for aligning the talent within an organization to the leader’s vision and priorities. In this lesson, Harvard Business School Professor Robert S. Kaplan explores why leaders need to make it their job to give and receive coaching.
3. Adapt Your Management Style
Great leaders understand that management style is situational depending on a number of factors. In this lesson, Harvard Business School Professor Robert S. Kaplan teaches you how to assess the situation and adapt your management style to maximize results.
4. Course Correct to Maintain Alignment
Because the world is constantly changing, a leader’s vision and priorities will also have to change. Leaders must be vigilant about taking stock of the company’s current state of alignment. In this lesson, Harvard Business School Professor Robert S. Kaplan teaches you three key principles for correcting course to bring your organization back in alignment.
5. What Does A Leader Do?
Over a 22-year career at Goldman Sachs, Robert S. Kaplan had the opportunity to run various businesses and to work with or coach numerous business leaders. He says that successful leadership is less often about having all the answers—and more often about asking the right questions. In this lesson, Kaplan explores three strategic key questions that leaders need to ask themselves.