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Learn leadership skills from Jack Welch, other experts

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Jack Welch's legacy and proven management practices teaches students learn how to succeed in business.


By U2B Staff 

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Leadership skills are non-negotiable if you function as a leader in any capacity within your organisation and business leaders can benefit from learning these skills from other leadership experts like Jack Welch, and Simon Sinek.

According to The Edge of Leadership: A Leader’s Handbook for Success by Brigette Tasha Hyacinth, there are behavioural theories believe that people can become leaders through the process of teaching, learning, and observation.

In her book, Hyacinth said that leadership is a set of skills that can be learned by training, perception, practice, and experience over time. “Leadership learning is a lifetime activity. Good leaders seek out development opportunities that will help them learn new skills,” Hyacinth added.

Given that leadership skills can be learned, here are some options for leaders and future leaders who choose to learn from industry leaders with a proven track record of success.

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Learn leadership and management skills from the CEO of CEOs, Jack Welch

Jack Welch was the former CEO of General Electric responsible for turning the company into an international conglomerate. Today, the Jack Welch Management Institute prides itself on being a business school built by a great leader, “There is no better place to learn from today’s top CEOs, including many who were mentored with Jack Welch’s game-changing business principles and people management practices.”

Jack Welch said, “Over my long career, I perfected a proven methodology for winning, one founded on the belief that companies win and careers flourish when people are continually learning.”

The school offers an MBA programme and graduate certificates in leadership, healthcare, and human resources. According to the school’s website, its courses come “packed with exclusive video keynotes from Jack Welch and the world’s top executives, JWMI’s Experts of Practice (EOPs), who share their game-changing insights from the front lines of business in leading companies.”

Sheryl Sandberg online training teaches you how to build resilience

Sheryl Sandberg is the current COO at Facebook and a best-selling author. She is also a founder of OptionB.Org, providing individuals with resources that can help build resilience in the face of adversity.

In this free online 20 minute course, Sandberg and Wharton psychologist Adam offer practical steps you can take to reimagine and rebuild your life as you come out of adverse situations.

Tony Robbins offers resources to build your entrepreneurship and business skills

Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and business strategist. Robbins was named by Accenture as one of the “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World”. Harvard Business Press has also named Robbins as one of the “Top 200 Business Guru.”

Robbins founded the Tony Robbins Leadership Academy that teaches leadership skills. The academy also provides many free tools and resources for entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Simon Sinek’s live online classes

Simon is a best-selling author and is known for popularising the concept of “why” in his TED Talk. There are many live courses on simonsinek.com that can teach you how to build a strong culture in your team or organisation.

While most of these courses require some payment, there are some courses available for consumption on a “pay what you can” basis.