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Think Like a Leader with Brian Tracy

Change your day to day habits to become a powerful motivator and achieve leadership success
Instructor:
Brian Tracy
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Master actionable strategies for reprogramming your mindset and achieving leadership success
Create and track manageable business goals for yourself and your organization
Master Strategic Planning, Communication, Teamwork, Vision, and other core skills great leaders have
Establish better working relationships with colleagues, direct reports, and diverse groups of people
Build confidence towards becoming a lifelong transformational leader both in the workplace and in your life

Many people who want to become leaders, achieve management roles, or improve their leadership skills go about it the wrong way. In order to lead other people, you must first set a foundation for your own success before inspiring and motivating others. In Think Like a Leader, Brian shows you how you can change your daily habits from the inside out to become a powerful motivator and ultimately achieve leadership success.

Become a leader in your workplace by harnessing the power of the 8 core pillars of effective leadership: Vision, Integrity, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Courage, Communication, Teamwork, and Action.

With these pillars you will:

  • Gain a robust understanding of what it takes to be an effective leader

  • Learn actionable daily practices to shift your mindset into a leadership mindset

  • Grasp how each core pillar of leadership plays a crucial role in influencing others and leading a company to success

Leadership is not something you’re born with, it can be learned.

Whether you have been recently promoted to a leadership role, have your eye on a specific manager position, or are simply looking for the next step in your career, you probably have or will find yourself asking, “What can I do to lead my team to success?”

This course will introduce you to the core pillars that every great leader possesses and how to adapt them to set big goals, plan effectively, work with different types of personalities, create an engaging team environment, and most importantly, take action.

The interactive exercises within this course will help you define the type of leader you want to be, what great leadership should look like, and solutions for specific work scenarios you’ll face as a leader.

You’ll walk away from this course able to communicate powerfully to your colleagues, foster respectful and productive relationships, manage and delegate tasks efficiently, take action while weighing risks, and create clear goals for yourself and your organization.

In the demanding, ever-changing workplaces of today, it’s not enough to be a manager. You must truly learn how to be a leader – someone who influences and transforms how others feel about themselves and the work they do.

Take action and learn how to harness the power of motivational leadership today!

"Leaders Are Made, Not Born"

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Introduction

Now that you’ve made the choice to become a great leader, the natural next step (for many) is to ask, “What do I do now?” Rather, the next step is actually to ask yourself, “How do I think now?” What you’re going to discover in this course is that becoming a great leader is all about mindset. 

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Get the Most from This Course

You are responsible for all your success in life, including your success in this course. In this lecture, I share how you can get the most from taking this course.

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Find Clarity

Being able to find and internalize Clarity accounts for probably 85% of success. Clarity is an essential component of effective leadership. Here's why.

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EXERCISE: Set the Stage for Success

Setting your intentions and goals early on in this course will orient you towards success. In this exercise, I want you to think about why you're really taking this course and what you hope to get out of it. 

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FAQ: What if I don't see myself as a leader?

Brian answers the question, "What if I don't see myself as a leader?"

Vision

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Introduction

A visionary mindset is what truly separates leaders from followers. In this section, you'll learn how to think "big picture" and develop your vision. 

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Become a "Big Picture Thinker" + EXERCISE

Leaders have the ability to stand back and see the big picture, while followers get caught up in day-to-day activities. Here's how to fix your eyes on the horizon and stay focused on your long-term goals. 

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Find Your Personal Vision

You cannot create an organizational vision without first having a solid grasp of your own personal vision.

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EXERCISE: Visualize Success

If you could wave a magic wand and make your life perfect in every major area, what would that look like?

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Lead by Example

The best way for you to motivate others is to be motivated yourself. Here's how to get started in seeing yourself as a role model and leading others by your own example. 

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Conclusion

As a leader, your job is to have a vision of high standards in serving other people. Now that you're armed with Vision, let's move onto the next section on Integrity.

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FAQ: How can I keep confident as a leader in uncertain situations?

Brian answers the question, "How can I remain confident as a leader in uncertain situations?"

Integrity

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Introduction

In this section, you’ll learn how to develop the single, most respected leadership quality: Integrity. Your Integrity acts as a compass to guide you and keep you on the path towards your vision. 

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Do Your Best, Every Day

Integrity means this: when someone asks you at the end the day, "Did you do your very best?" You can look them in the eye and say, "Yes!" Here's how to make sure it happens every day.

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Practice Leadership Consistently

There are three primary areas of your life where you can practice leadership and demonstrate your Integrity in your everyday actions. These are the three areas of greatest temptation and also the areas of greatest opportunity.

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EXERCISE: Explore Your Role Models

In this exercise, you will look to your role models to draw inspiration for your own core values. 

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EXERCISE: Determine Your Values

Your values determine the kind of person you really are. In this exercise we'll narrow down the most important values in your life. 

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Conclusion

By realizing what you will and won't stand for in life, you will build a strong foundation that will help carry you forward into leadership success. Now lets move onto the next section on Strategic Planning.

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FAQ: To work effectively, does a team have to like their leader?

Brian answers the question, "To work effectively, does a team have to like their leader?"

Strategic Planning

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Introduction

There is a well-known expression: "If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail." In this section, we'll discover the importance of Strategic Planning on your path towards leadership greatness.

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Increase Your Return on Energy

The reason why Strategic Planning is so helpful is because it saves you an enormous amount of time and money. Here's how to make the best use of your energy and equity in any given situation. 

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Be Proactive

Are you proactive or reactive in the workplace? Either way, here are four habits of proactive leadership you can adopt, starting today. 

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Set Your Goals in 7 Steps

In this lecture, I'll reveal to you my acclaimed seven-step process for setting and achieving your goals. 

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EXERCISE: Implement Your Goals

A goal without a plan or a deadline is just a dream. In this exercise, we'll practice planning your path towards success. 

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Conclusion

Through the use of effective Strategic Planning, your goal is to eventually become unstoppable. Now, we'll take this knowledge into the next section on Project Management.

Project Management

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Introduction

Project Management is a key element of being an effective leader. In this section, you will learn how to effectively manage projects and tasks for yourself and for your employees.

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Develop Self-Discipline

Like all things, Project Management takes practice. It requires self-discipline. Here are 5 steps to develop strong self-discipline in Project Management.

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Maximize Personal Productivity

The productivity of your team begins with you. In this lecture, I reveal several of my best practices for time management and productivity success. 

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Master the Art of Delegation

Delegation is one of the hallmark skills of any good leader; it is the means by which you bring out the very best in the people you have.

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Set Priorities

Setting strong priorities not only for your tasks but also for your team is a key skill in ensuring your organization achieves its long-term goals. Here are 4 key questions to ask yourself when setting priorities for your team.

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EXERCISE: Manage a Project Effectively

In this exercise, we're going to practice planning a project from start to finish. Or rather, from finish to start.

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Conclusion

Effective project management is not only a necessary component to good leadership, but if not done well, it could also cost you a lot of wasted time and money. In the next section we'll learn about Courage as a leadership skill.

Courage

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Introduction

In this section, you will learn how to take risks as a leader. Taking risks doesn't have to be scary or hard with proper planning; we'll discuss the keys to Courage and what it takes to deal with adversity.

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Take Risks as a Leader

All of life is a risk of some kind. Here are the 5 types of risks you need to be aware of in order to practice effective leadership.

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Stay Out of Your Comfort Zone

How do you stimulate creativity in yourself and others? Here are three easy ways to get started.

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Own Your Accountability

A fully accountable leader has seven key responsibilities that never change in any situation or organization, and should be addressed to some degree every day.

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EXERCISE: Develop the Habit of Courage

Difficult conversations don't have to be difficult. You just have to know how to go about them the right way. 

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Conclusion

The more you face fear, take calculated risks, stay out of your comfort zone and learn, the more your courage will grow. In the next section we'll discuss how to Communicate like a leader.

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FAQ: How can I master my emotions?

Brian answers the question, "How can I master my emotions at work so I can always be in my most productive state?"

Communication

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Introduction

Your ability to communicate successfully determines 85% of your success in life. In this section, you’ll learn the ins and outs of team communication and empowerment.

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Understand Motivational Leadership

Motivational leadership is the ability to uplift and inspire others to perform at their very best. But it starts with you. Here’s how to get started in motivating yourself to greatness.

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Empower Your Team

Empowering people is the key to building a high-performance team. Here are things you can do every single day to empower people and make them feel good about themselves.

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Practice Active Listening

It’s one thing to listen to your teammates and colleagues; it’s a completely different thing to listen to them actively. Here are 4 steps to becoming a better active listener. 

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Leverage Constructive Criticism

In this lecture, we decode one of the easiest and most well-known methods of bestowing constructive criticism: the "feedback sandwich."

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Embrace the Golden Rule of Leadership

The Golden Rule of Leadership is the same as the Golden Rule in any other area of life: treat others the way that you would want to be treated. Put another way: be considerate.

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EXERCISE: Motivate with Praise and Approval

In this exercise, we'll take 5 minutes to practice motivating with praise and approval, using Ken Blanchard's idea of “one-minute praisings.”

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Conclusion

By practicing the strategies we've discussed in this section, you'll find success as a communicator by effectively inspiring your team to action. In the next section, we'll discuss Teamwork.

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FAQ: How do you "lead" people who have stronger personalities than you?

Brian answers the question, "How do you 'lead' people who have stronger personalities than you do?"

Teamwork

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Introduction

Teamwork is simple and straightforward, but not necessarily easy. Your ability to work cooperatively with others is the most important skill you can develop if you want to be a great leader.

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Understand the Definition of "Team"

In order to assemble and lead, not just manage, a successful team, you need to know how teamwork in the workplace has evolved. 

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Choose Cooperation Over Confrontation

In all your interactions with your team, your job is to be supportive and helpful. Your job is not to challenge, criticize or argue, but to look for solutions and for opportunities to help other people make their maximum contribution as well.

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"The Customer Comes Second"

While hundreds of businesses abide by the rule that "the customer comes first," you'll have to flip this way of thinking if you want to be a successful leader.

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Hire the Right People

Your ability to hire the right people to help you get the job done will determine your success as much as any other factor. Here's how to use "The Law of Three" to make good hiring decisions. 

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EXERCISE: Perception vs. Reality

In any team, it's crucial for employees to understand their unique roles and responsibilities. It's also important to realize this about yourself, so we will explore perception in this exercise.

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Conclusion

It's one thing to understand the importance of teamwork and how to cultivate successful team mentality, but it's another thing to actually do it. So, let's move on to the last course section on Taking Action.

Taking Action

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Introduction

Leaders are innovative and entrepreneurial. They are personally action-oriented and are constantly moving their companies forward. We'll explore how to do this in this final section. 

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Think of Solutions, Not Problems

Leaders think continually about the solutions to problems they have and what actions can be taken immediately to move ahead. The key is to grow your ability as a problem solver: here are 3 questions to ask to get you started.

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Exhibit Competence

Competence, or expertise, is an extremely strong personality trait that you can develop by committing to constant improvement and learning. 

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EXERCISE: Affirm Your Way to Action

Affirmations are a powerful tool for changing your mindset from the inside out. In this exercise, we'll explore how to find meaningful affirmations for your goals.

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Conclusion

The world seems to belong to those who reach out and grab it with both hands. Commit to taking action and you'll be astounded by the results!

Conclusion

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What's Next?

Now that you've completed my course, "Think Like a Leader," what should you do next? I reveal some suggestions in this video. 

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Bonus Lecture: More FAQs with Brian

Brian answers a series of frequently asked questions about leadership.

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