Leading StandOut Teams Specialization

Welcome to Leading StandOut Teams! In this digital coaching experience consisting of eight individual courses, you will be guided through The Marcus Buckingham Company's comprehensive strengths-based approach to leading a team.
We call Leading StandOut Teams a coaching experience quite intentionally, because it incorporates practical stories and examples drawn from our world-class coaches' decades of real-world experience, as well as hands-on application of strengths-based coaching principles that will help you lead your team effectively.
This series is organized around the eight key needs that our research has revealed drive the engagement and performance of teams. Each course is centered on one of these eight needs:
1. Establishing Team Purpose
2. Setting Clear Expectations
3. Valuing Excellence
4. Putting Strengths to Work
5. Creating Trust and Support
6. Recognizing Team Members
7. Building Confidence in the Future
8. Growing Team Members
We are excited for you to encounter our coaching and build your personal toolkit that will help you start Leading StandOut Teams!

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Setting Clear Expectations (Coursera)

Welcome to Leading StandOut Teams: Setting Clear Expectations. This course will explore how to follow the practice shared by the world’s best team leaders - frequent 1:1s. We'll take a look at how to provide clarity to your team about their roles, and then explore how you as a [...]

Establishing Team Purpose (Coursera)

Welcome to Leading StandOut Teams: Establishing Team Purpose. This course will help you craft your story and learn how to get even better at telling stories about purpose that will have a profound impact on your team. Then, we’re going to talk about rituals for keeping your team connected. [...]

Valuing Excellence (Coursera)

Welcome to Leading StandOut Teams: Valuing Excellence! In this course we’ll discuss how team culture and environment make a big difference to individual and organizational success; help you define success for and with your team; and explore how you can create the conditions that make your team feel comfortable [...]

Putting Strengths to Work (Coursera)

Welcome to Leading StandOut Teams: Putting Strengths to Work! This course will explore and deepen your capacity to identify and communicate where your team members do their best work. We will look at how being aware of and drawing attention to strengths -- more than weaknesses -- will [...]

Building Confidence in the Future (Coursera)

Welcome to Leading StandOut Teams: Building Confidence in the Future. This course will help you build your own specific vision to share with your team. We’ll define what is it that makes your company so special. And we’ll explore the value you, your team, and your company provide to [...]

Growing Team Members (Coursera)

Welcome to Leading StandOut Teams: Growing Team Members! This course explores how to get more skilled at inviting, allowing, and supporting team members to stretch beyond their current responsibilities. By the end of the course, you will be able to guide your team members to step out of their [...]