About this Specialization
In this specialization, you will learn essential leadership skills, including how to inspire and motivate individuals, manage talent, influence without authority, and lead teams. In this specialization, you will not only learn from Michigan faculty. You will also learn directly from exceptional leaders including Jeff Brodsky, Global Head of HR for Morgan Stanley, and John Beilein, Head Coach of the University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Team. We will share with you our research on how to lead people and teams effectively, and work with you to apply these insights to your own teams and leadership. In every course, you will have an opportunity to apply new leadership skills by working through a series of practical leadership assignments. In addition, the capstone will enable you to work on live leadership challenges faced by senior leaders from premier Fortune 500 firms and receive their feedback on your ideas and solutions.
Top students completing the Specialization will be eligible to receive one or more of the following: office hours with your faculty, one credit toward Michigan Ross’ Distinguished Leader certificate, a waived application fee to Michigan Ross graduate programs, or a LinkedIn recommendation/endorsement by Ross faculty.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Create and communicate your vision as a leader
Manage talent to improve employee performance, development and retention
Use the Michigan Model of Leadership to define organizational goals
Create a high-quality team charter that enhances team performance
About the instructor
D. Scott DeRue is the Edward J. Frey Dean at the Ross School of Business, director of the Sanger Leadership Center, director of the Emerging Leaders Program, and Professor of Management at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Scott has been reported to be among the 50 most influential business professors in the world, and among the top 40 business professors under the age of 40. He conducts research and teaches in the areas of leadership, team performance, and human resource management. His most recent book, Experience-driven Leader Development, uncovers best practices for developing leadership talent at all levels of organizations. His award-winning research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Research in Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, and the Human Resource Management Journal. Scott is a frequent speaker for companies and organizations throughout the world, and is often featured in media outlets ranging from BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, a leading journal for research on psychology and human behavior at work. Drawing upon his thought leadership, Scott is often sought out to advise organizations on issues related to leadership, change management, team development, executive selection and succession, and human resource management. His clients span five continents and include Fortune 100 companies, startup enterprises, championship-winning sports teams, and non-profit organizations. Scott is also a managing partner at ChiBor Angels, an angel investment firm. Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty, Scott served in leadership positions at the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte) and Hinckley Yacht Company. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his PhD. in Management at Michigan State University.