Build an A team

8 MODULES | 34 LESSONS | 4 HOURS | 100% ONLINE

Want to become a boss people love? We are living in an era of accelerating disruption—managing new learning curves is a vital skill. Discover how the disruption framework can be applied to individuals.

Whitney Johnson

One of the world’s most influential management thinkers, Whitney Johnson is best known for her work on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. Johnson developed her proprietary framework and diagnostics after having co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen. This framework is complemented by a deep understanding of how executives create and destroy value, having spent nearly a decade as an Institutional Investor-ranked equity analyst on Wall Street.

Course content

Total learning: 35 lessons / 7 quizzes

WHAT BENEFITS DOES IT BRING?

Learn to drive corporate innovation through personal disruption

Help your team members become innovative leaders
Know the tools to develop and retain talent on your team
Discover the keys to keeping your team happy, engaged and innovative

MODULE 1: CHESS NOT CHECKERS

  1. Play to their strengths and lead them up the learning curve
  2. This is the S curve
  3. S curve and your team
  4. Measure what matters
  5. Leveraging the S curve
  6. Summary Module 1
  7. Quiz. Lessons learned: Module 1

MODULE 2: THE SEVEN ACCELERANTS OF LEARNING AND GROWTH

  1. Take the right risks
  2. Play to your strengths
  3. Impose thoughtful constraints
  4. Battle entitlement, be willing to step back
  5. Give failure its due
  6. Be discovery-driven
  7. Summary Module 2
  8. Quiz. Lessons learned: Module 2

MODULE 3: RECRUITING AND HIRING

  1. Butte, Montana
  2. Why are you really hiring?
  3. Hire where others aren’t
  4. The interview
  5. Summary Module 3
  6. Quiz. Lessons learned: Module 3

MODULE 4: MANAGING THE HUNGRY NEW HIRE

  1. Onboarding the newbie
  2. The first six months
  3. Right curve? Wrong curve?
  4. Summary Module 4
  5. Quiz. Lessons learned: Module 4

MODULE 5: THE SWEET SPOT OF LEARNING

  1. Friction and stretch assignments
  2. Impose constraints
  3. Keep them happy
  4. Summary Module 5
  5. Quiz. Lessons learned: Module 5

MODULE 6: MANAGING A MASTER

  1. Don’t let the library books burn
  2. Bring them back down to earth
  3. Feeling the fear of failure
  4. Summary Module 6
  5. Quiz. Lessons learned: Module 6

MODULE 7: LEAPING TO NEW CURVES

  1. Come to their aid
  2. Sideways or backwards
  3. When you are at the top
  4. Summary Module 7
  5. Quiz. Lessons learned: Module 7

MODULE 8: FINAL REMARKS

  1. Final Remarks
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