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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 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.

Aug 7, 2020

exceelent course by all means. so much was there in the course that it has changed my perspective of looking at leadership challenges in the coming century, full marks to the course designer.

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By Dr. N D

Oct 11, 2020

One of the best courses I have undertaken! Every leader must take this course for being effective and compassionate as someone whose actions decide the course of a company.

By Liju V

Oct 27, 2020

Very informative and valuable course provided you go in detail by taking time and effort through all the materials provided .

By Frida A

Nov 10, 2020

It was a wonderful course. the best online course that I ever followed. Thank you very much to the authors.

By Tyler B

Nov 26, 2020

Good readings and interesting lectures. A good course to apply to yourself as you go through the course.

By Jo G

Oct 9, 2020

Interesting Insightful course with some topics commonly known, but brought up to date & newer topics

By Prabhat K P

Oct 19, 2019

This course is presented in a way that it becomes more of an interaction rather than a course

By Malalarisoa R R

Sep 23, 2020

A Very relevant and updated Leadership courses that respond to today's demand Leadrship role

By Rafael H

Oct 25, 2020

Outstanding courses for improving sense of leadership in 21st century. Well taught.


Oct 1, 2020

Great course that inspires me to learn even more about how to be a better leader.

By Vasudev D

Nov 20, 2020

Very comprehensive and relevant for the current time. Highly recommend!

By Vijaykumar S H

Sep 21, 2020

Good course for those who are aspiring to know leadership styles

By Ankit S

Sep 22, 2020

Gives a brief definition on Leadership skills in this century

By Cenk D

Sep 30, 2020

That's really great program, thank for every lesson.


Oct 8, 2020

onother point of view, a correct one

By Prashant K S

Nov 16, 2020


By Murali D K

Sep 25, 2020

very good course for leadership


Dec 11, 2017


By Debopam B

Sep 21, 2020

Best course in I did till now

By Mahesh A P

Oct 7, 2020

Great Course


Sep 29, 2020


By Betti L

Nov 8, 2020

It was very enjoyable and fun to follow Jim Barton’s journey, also valuably supporting the topics discussed in the modules. Very insightful video lectures. Some of the readings and external video materials are outdated, not available anymore or have paywall for access. However, this does not disturb significantly the wonderful learning journey. It definitely initiates strong reflections on leadership phylosophy, and the challeges of leadership for the present and the future.

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 Mahesh K

Oct 19, 2020

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