Leading Yourself and Others in Finance & Technology, Part 1: How to Maximise Your Potential

Learn how to best develop your leadership skills, how to communicate effectively and ‘manage’ your mind.

About the course

This is the first part of a two-part course which looks at how to be an effective leader. In this course, you will look at how to best develop yourself as a leader. You will learn about different communications styles, how and when to use them, how to control energy levels and resilience in the workplace, how to ‘manage’ your mind, and many more useful tips and tricks for you to realise your full potential in leadership.
Difficulty: Foundation
Duration: 140mins

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The expert you’ll be learning from

Caroline Stockmann

CEO, Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)
Caroline Stockmann has been Chief Executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers since February 2017. Prior to that, Caroline held the position of Chief Financial Officer at The British Council (the UK’s largest charity) and before that at Save the Children International. She has 25 years’ experience in senior finance, commercial and strategic posts at a number of international commercial organisations including Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Switzerland), Cadbury Schweppes, Granada plc and Unilever/ Bestfoods (Thailand, Netherlands and UK). Caroline trained with KPMG and is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). She has an ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting and has filled numerous roles on boards over the years, with her current roles including being a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Deputy Chair of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers and the International Group of Treasury Associations, as well a

Course Content

Individuals can have exponential growth from exploiting their strengths rather than focusing on weaknesses. In this chapter, we will look at the theory behind Strengthsfinder, how to understand and leverage our own strengths, how this can apply to building teams as a leader, as well as how we can incorporate this theory into our choice of jobs and roles.
There are various ways to communicate and learn. In this chapter, you will understand different personality types and why understanding them is important in maximising one’s own impact. We will investigate the importance of building relationships and trust as well as explore the importance of listening.
Energy levels are an important aspect of workplace dynamic. In this chapter we will explore what gives you energy and takes it away, how to raise, maintain and use your energy for maximise impact. You will learn about personal resilience, what it is and why it matters, and how you can maintain sufficient resilience to deal with life’s challenges.
In this chapter we will explore the way humans filter data. We will then investigate the implications of this data filtering and how we manage the data. You will understand how humans are not necessarily fact-based, what issues this causes, and how to address them.
In this chapter, we will look at how we can ‘manage’ our mind and our motivational states to our benefit, investigate how we can become more positive in our outlook, and learn about the benefits of this mentality shift.

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