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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

Apr 26, 2021

This course will certainly help you know each stepping stone during your leadership journey.\n\nKnow the crisis and how we can sail through it, and kind of Leadership traits.\n\nKudos to the team.

Jun 18, 2020

Extremely insightfull and practical course,\n\nTouches 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 Vasudevan S

Feb 19, 2021

Course is very good. But it is 5 years old and a few references provided (videos, articles etc) are all from the 1st decade of 21st century. The past 4-5 years have been tumultous and interesting and we need courses that capture the learnings from these years.

By Roberto O S

Feb 20, 2021

Nice course, but need to improve on the links. Some are not available anymore, some send you to pages that you need to subscribe (pay per view). In general well structured and very interesting topics.

By George A

Nov 7, 2020

Overall a good course. However, many links are not working any more, some are behind paywalls, and teachers do not appear to participate (anymore?).

By Nicola P

Apr 19, 2021

I put only 4 stars because i had problems with the youtube video because youtube is banned by my organizzation.

By Mahesh K

Oct 19, 2020

This course is highly effective to learn the leadership skills, that can be utilised at the work place.

By Yousef A

Feb 14, 2021

Excellent course, just some materials need to renew, especially after the 2020 pandemic.

By Ronnie B

Mar 2, 2021

Many links need an update (pages no longer exist). Otherwise learned a lot! Thanks!

By Jerome Y

Apr 18, 2021

Really valuable lessons for me to learn the leadership.

By Mohamed A

Nov 30, 2020

simple, valuable course

By Margarita U

Nov 19, 2020

Course is in general good. One big minus is not all reading is available, unless you pay for membership.