The Pillars of Leadership

This exciting five-part series focuses on the extensive research, CEO interviews and corporate engagements of Jason Jennings and Laurence Houghton. Their team has observed and documented the lives of successful leaders. Now these ideas, and valuable practices, have been converted to high-impact elearning as a “Front Row Seat” for managers and leaders – especially new managers and leaders who have great knowledge and technical ability but have not had the opportunity to learn “first hand” from the best in the world.

Each lesson in the series is filled with tips, stories and activities and, in the end, will be able to self-assess your leadership strengths and create an action plan with on-going tips for developing yourself and your team. You will be positioned to commit to growth as a means to sustainable success, instill a sense of meaningful purpose in work, align people in the right roles through effective communication, let go of conventional wisdom in favor of change and reinvention, and adopt a stewardship mentality toward the future of others.

What Will You Learn

By participating in this on-demand course, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of attracting, keeping, and growing your people
  • The power of focusing on better futures by reinvesting in customers
  • Why giving back and growing communities reinforces growth for your company
  • Create a meaningful purpose that truly engages today’s workers
  • Build a strong purpose into the fabric of the organization
  • Build healthier, more focused, and harder working teams
  • Find and select the right people for your company culture
  • Learn to deeply connect with team members for a long term relationship
  • Learn the power of discovery conversations
Letting Go
  • Understand the four things you have to let go of
  • Let go of the habits, and bureaucracy which slow us down
  • Learn how to change, innovate, and grow faster, by letting go
  • Learn the four keys to Steward Leadership: sharing power, putting others first, caring, and preserving resources
  • Learn how to build team alignment toward growth

Course Information

1.30 Hours
90 Days

Is This Course For You

Managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR and benefits professionals, project managers, business owners and executives who wish to enhance their leadership skills for the betterment of themselves and their organizations.


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Materials Provided

  • 90 days (from date of purchase) of online access to the  one hour, 20-minute presentation
  • Job aid (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Proof of Participation (Transcript)

Course Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (other operating systems and mobile platforms are not supported but may work)
  • Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 37, Google Chrome 42 (other browsers are not supported but may work)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum


[Duration: 19 minutes]
  • Introduction
  • About Growth
  • Why Growth?
  • People Want and Make Growth
  • Benefits of Growth
  • Commit to Growth
  • Final Assessment
[Duration: 16 minutes]
  • Introduction
  • About Purpose
  • People with Purpose
  • Self-Check
  • A Better Life for Many
  • Companies with Purpose
  • Purpose: Bold and Authentic; Not What but Why
  • Purpose: It's Not Financial; Fixes and Injustices
  • Purpose: A Journey; Gives Meaning to Life
  • Self-Check
  • Your Purpose Statement
  • Final Assessment
[Duration: 16 minutes]
  • Introduction
  • Connect with People
  • Be Interested, Not Interesting
  • Self-Check
  • Discovery Conversation
  • Get Started on the Discovery
  • Take the Journey
  • The Discovery Destination
  • Discovery and Staffing
  • Summary
  • Final Assessment
Letting Go
[Duration: 16 minutes]
  • Introduction
  • About Letting Go
  • Catching Monkeys
  • Let Go of Four Things
  • The Leader's Challenge
  • Letting Go Planner
  • Final Assessment
[Duration: 14 minutes]
  • Introduction
  • Case Scenario
  • About Stewardship
  • The Personality of Stewards
  • Closing Questions
  • Your Leadership Charter
  • Final Assessment

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