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MBAExpress: Key Concepts of Leadership Strategy Logo aicpa

  Free |   Business Learning Institute |   Aug 2016 |   Business Mgmt. & Organization |   AICPA Store
Key Topics
  • Emotional Intelligence - Benefits of emotional intelligence (EI); Steps to increase your emotional intelligence; Emotional intelligence to decision making; Active listening versus traditional listening
  • Essence of Entrepreneurship - Why current business plans that focus primarily on the numbers is the wrong approach; Components of the non-traditional business plan: People, Opportunity, Context, Risk and Reward; The dark side of being an entrepreneur; Lead Generation Strategies
  • Good Governance - Duty of Care; Duty of Loyalty; Increased Risk Factors; Minimizing Liability; Ethical Organization Strategies
  • Latest in Leadership - The principles of improvisation are: respect, support, trust, listen, focus, adapt; Team building; Leadership attributes; Leadership styles
  • Smarter Decision-making - Decision- Making Bias; Decision- Making Styles; Solving Problems; Brainstorming and Brainswarming
  • Teamwork & High Performance Teams - Illustrate the principles of improvisation and how they relate to building a high performance teams; Demonstrate the positive effects of replacing "Yes but" with "Yes and;" Experiment with the improvisation concept of "listening to understand (listen)" and "being present (focus)"
Learning Objectives:

This course will prepare you to:

  • Define emotional intelligence
  • Recognize now the difference between IQ and EQ
  • Identify 5 attributes of emotional intelligence
  • Identify 4 steps to increasing your emotional intelligence
  • Identify the key to focus on when starting a business
  • Identify the four components of a non-traditional business plan
  • Recognize the importance of your team's resume
  • Recognize the personal challenges of being an entrepreneur
  • Recognize the composition of "those charged with governance"
  • Identify responsibilities of those charged with governance
  • Recognize how to minimize liability related to governance
  • Describe Duty of Care and Duty of Loyalty
  • Identify the key attributes in being a good leader
  • Describe how improvisation is a major characteristic of being a leader
  • Illustrate the importance of listening to understand vs. listening to respond
  • Identify factors that impact decisions
  • Recognize decision-making styles
  • Describe a decision-making process
  • Define the term improvisation
  • Identify the core principles of improvisational as it relates to teams
  • Recognize ways to keep your team productive

If you don't have the time to complete an MBA degree but still want to understand the key concepts, then this course is for you.

This course is designed for managers, professionals, and business owners who want to develop a broad perspective to deal more effectively in today's rapidly changing and increasingly complex business environment. Learn the key elements and components of a traditional MBA while looking strategically at an organization from a holistic perspective to improve business planning and decision-making. You will also learn to recognize how different business processes drive results as well as identify the effective use of key performance indicators to motivate, measure, evaluate, and improve results.

This course has been developed by the Business Learning Institute. The Business Learning Institute, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site:

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Business: Strategy, Intermediate
  • Management accounting: People: Negotiation & decision making, Intermediate
  • Management accounting: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Management accounting: Leadership: Team building, Intermediate