By DeVry University
April 7, 2020
5 min read
April 7, 2020
5 min read
Becoming a successful leader is often a lifelong pursuit driven by a mixture of experience, education and self-learning – not to mention a pinch of hard work and a dash of ingenuity. How do you begin the process? Honing your leadership skills through self-guided and practical learning, in addition to your formal education, can make a big difference over time.
Below, we’ve listed some great ways to work on your leadership skills at work, during school and even at home as you strive to become a stronger leader:
Power Up by Magdalena Yesil highlights her experience as an early investor in Salesforce and an immigrant in Silicon Valley, while exploring how to handle and overcome the challenges of entering the technology space as a woman.
The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen discusses how successful companies can fail, even when they do everything right. It highlights why companies need to abandon traditional business operations in favor of “disruptive” innovation to maintain market leadership.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a self-help book filled with advice on how to maximize your potential.
The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley explores how one company, design firm IDEO in Silicon Valley, fosters innovation, prioritizes culture and stays ahead of the game.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz is, at its core, about building and running a startup and provides tips for tackling tough business problems.
As the CEO of Walmart, Doug is ranked as the most connected leader by Brunswick Group. Find him on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Adena is the CEO of Nasdaq and is an avid Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram user.
Ed is the CEO of Delta Air Lines and has a strong LinkedIn and Instagram presence.
As the CEO of Duke Energy, Lynn is highly connected on LinkedIn.
Mary is the CEO of General Motors and is known for her engaging use of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Following local leaders within your industry can be highly beneficial too – but be sure to brush up on your online networking know-how before you get started.
Get advice on tactics, tools and routines used by successful investors, business professionals, athletes and more.
Focus on personal development, mental toughness and self-mastery.
Explore topics to help you be the best version of yourself in business and your personal life.
Hear Baron discuss business topics with top leaders and CEOs.
Prepare to become a better leader with principles, tips and stories aimed to help you inspire trust, passion and action.
Gain real world advice through interviews with leadership experts and top executives.
Always accessible, typically free and often more engaging than other mediums, podcasts offer a number of benefits to busy professional looking to grow their business knowledge. Did we miss any of your favorite podcasts? Tweet us @devryuniv!
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