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University of Michigan

Leading People and Teams

University of Michigan via Coursera Specialization


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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, previous 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.


Course 1: Inspiring and Motivating Individuals
- Offered by University of Michigan. In this course, you will learn how to create a shared vision for your team and effectively communicate it ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Managing Talent
- Offered by University of Michigan. In this course, you will learn best practices for selecting, recruiting, and onboarding talent. You will ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Influencing People
- Offered by University of Michigan. This course will improve your ability to influence people in situations where you cannot use formal ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Leading Teams
- Offered by University of Michigan. In this course, you will learn how to build your team, improve teamwork and collaboration, and sustain ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Leading People and Teams Capstone
- Offered by University of Michigan. Interviews in organizations constitute a cornerstone of talent selection and promotion practices. One of ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Cheri Alexander, Maxim Sytch, Ph.D. and Scott DeRue, Ph.D.


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