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Overview Each year, GOAL Academy participants engage in action learning class projects as a way to apply what they learn in the program to real-world problems. The primary goal of the class projects is to apply leadership skills in the context of organizational growth, improvement, and advancement. The participants choose their class project topics which
The GOAL Academy encompasses an impressive 16 of the 28 leadership competencies within 5 of the 6 Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Learn which 16 here.
Interested in the GOAL Academy program? Read some of the feedback GOALies and their colleagues and supervisors are saying about the program.
Interested in the GOAL Academy? This article provides an overview of GOAL Academy eligibility requirements and enrollment procedures.
Learn the top ten ways to rethink, redefine, and recreate solutions that empower the spirit of innovation.
In this HBR article, Paul Zak explores the science behind trust and shares the remarkable and numerous benefits of employees in high-trust organizations.
Is your brainstorming effort tapped out? Watch this short video developed by Vertical Measures for six fun and creative ways to brainstorm ideas.
Watch the TED Talk - The Power of Yet - by Carol Dweck and grow your capacity to learn and solve problems with a "Growth Mindset."
Is fear stopping you from taking action? In this TED Talk, Tim Ferriss explains how this can be resolved with an activity he calls “fear-setting.”
Learn more about the enrollment criteria and how to apply to the GOAL Academy program.
Learn in this article that great leaders embody six critical behaviors that make their leadership remarkably effective and stand out among other leaders.
Feeling stuck finding a solution? Maybe the problem isn’t solving the problem but rather defining it. Learn how to reframe your problem in this article by author Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg.
In this TED Talk, Margaret Heffernan, a former CEO of five businesses, explores the advantages of provoking conflict to solve problems and lead change.
In this Ted Talk, Shawn Achor explores the benefits of positive psychology and shares 5 ways you can train your brain for greater happiness.
What is the secret to happiness? In this Ted Talk, Hailey Bartholomew, a mother, wife, and artist reveals the answer to this commonly asked question.
Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott explores the science of laughter including its importance in maintaining social bonds and boosting mood.
Learn how you can become an entrepreneur and recognize and encourage entrepreneurship in your workplace.
Are you losing the skills of listening? In this video, learn about 5 simple techniques to listen better, listen consciously, and live fully.
Learn how the typical workplace is not the best place to work and how three forward-thinking tactics can help achieve more, deeper and better work.
In this resource, learn four ways you can help your mentee become a better version of who they are.
How does your team function? In this HBR article, explore 4 workplace styles to help leaders and teams find a common language for knowing how people work.
In this TED Talk, watch a real-life movement unfold while Derek Sivers dissects its significance in the context of leadership.
Learn about the 6 types of leaders and how great leaders leverage multiple styles for maximum effectiveness.
Your core values influence your choices, decisions, and actions, and knowing them can help you more clearly move in the direction you want. Learn how to define your core values in this article.
Have you recently secured a mentor and want to know how to make the most out of this powerful relationship? Learn 12 ways you can stay energized throughout this important partnership.