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About the Course

Meet Jim Barton, the new CEO of Santa Monica Aerospace. Jim's job won't be easy: the company's hemorrhaging cash, struggling to regain investors' trust after an accounting scandal, and striving to transform its culture to become a more global competitor. In this course, you’ll travel with Jim as he takes on leadership challenges ranging from strategy execution, to inspiring people, to maintaining an ethical approach. Experts agree that twentieth-century leadership practices are inadequate for the stormy twenty-first-century present. This provocative course equips you with the insights you'll need to rise with the occasion of a rapidly shifting business landscape. The course is based on a book, Harder Than I Thought: Adventures of a 21st Century Leader, by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O'Donnell, published by Harvard Business Review Press. Purchase of the book is optional. If you want more information about the book or wish to buy it, see or After taking the course, you'll be able to: o Enact your own personal leadership approach, derived from your ongoing evaluation of how Jim Barton has handled his leadership situation, as well as from established leadership concepts and frameworks; o Avoid leadership actions that might have worked in the past, but are not suited to a newly challenging 21st century world; o Navigate treacherous new 21st century leadership challenges, such as greater reliance on specialized workers or the need to respond to external scrutiny in an increasingly transparent world (and many more); o Avoid "slippery slope" ethical failures, and think more clearly about the separation between public and private life for a 21st century leader....

Top reviews


Jun 4, 2022

It has been an eye opener to many possibilities of successfully leading a modern organisation. The learning process was made easy an interesting by real life examples. I really ejoyed this course.


Jun 13, 2021

Extremely insightfull and practical course,

Touches on a number of aspects of leadership in today's world. I found the reading material very useful, sometimes voluminous but extremely relevant.

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By declan c

Apr 21, 2020

I just started a new role as a manager and this was perfect, touching all of the key aspects

By Samuel M P

Oct 8, 2016

Wonderful course!!! Very professional, entertaining and educational approach,

10 out of 10

By Tom F

Jun 10, 2020

Extremely useful, easy to follow and the series with Jim Barton is brilliant for learning

By Fabricio A

May 14, 2020

This was an incredible course i would recommended to all who will be in a lead position.

By Rafal B

Jan 14, 2017

Very good overview of leadership challenges in 21st century. It was good of my time.

By Manoj V

Apr 19, 2020

Excellent Course where its well explained and classroom and lecturers are too good.


Jul 17, 2020

Excellent and thought provoking course. I would like every aspiring leader to do

By James H

May 16, 2018

Great course. Some depth and well structured. Enjoyed the role play aspect too.

By Samarth V

Jun 20, 2020

What a fascinating course.. Insightful and truly expands your thinking horizon

By Morten E E

Apr 5, 2019

Great course with many examples and discussions that is useful for reflection.

By Amit K

Sep 6, 2020

Great Learning. High Quality Learning Material. Relevant. Thought Provoking.

By prasad h

Nov 27, 2019

Very good one for leaders and also to those who will be leaders in future.

By Ehsan E

Feb 1, 2019

Great course to get yourself familiar with leadership theories and concept

By Alexandru M

Jun 3, 2020

I like it, it was interesting and I learned a lot of it. I recommend it


May 29, 2020

A very strategically designed course worth revisiting again and again.

By Virgo D T

May 25, 2020

Great course for those who aim for leadership roles in various fields!

By Ajitkumar S

Aug 30, 2020

It was great session to understand the enhanced and best fit skills.

By Damien W

Jan 4, 2018

Engaging and interesting. Some very valuable suplimentary material.

By pravin

Nov 16, 2017

Nice course to learn key points to good leader with good examples

By Medhanie T G

Apr 28, 2020

The most inspiring and loved course from all the courses I took.

By Ravendra K M

May 5, 2020

a great insight, superb method of videos thru dramatized play.

By Anže J

Jan 18, 2016

Excellent, real-world applicable knowledge for modern leaders.

By Adeponle O A

Aug 21, 2020

i learnt some really good lessons and theories in the course.

By Ammar A

Aug 15, 2020

The course was very rich with ideas about leadership skills.

By Shaheen G

Dec 9, 2019

It is an informative, motivational and inspirational course