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Leading Up is a top-ranking leadership podcast to help you work, lead, and live differently. In Season 6, we’re continuing our focus on GenAI, while digging into the difference between effective and ineffective leadership. We’ll also shine a light on storytelling, and how it can help aspiring leaders communicate better. Alan Todd, VP of Leadership Development at Udemy, sits down with some of the most thoughtful and exciting leaders, practitioners, and thinkers. Together, we’ll help you unlock your potential and become an even better leader.


New episodes drop every Wednesday, so be sure to follow the podcast to never miss an episode. Leave us a rating and review if you like what you hear.


Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.

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Originally released April 2022. Alan sits down with Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer at PepsiCo, to discuss the dramatic evolution of the way we work from in-person to distributed work. Arguably, there’s one skill you need to hone more than any other in order to keep up with rapid change: Communication, the ability for nothing to get lost in translation. It’s a special episode and we’re re-releasing it in anticipation of Season Four.  Season Four of Leading Up With Udemy returns in just a few weeks, on Wednesday September 13th and we’ll be kicking off the new season with Brad Watt, Chief Learning Officer at Colgate-Palmolive. Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
While we prepare new episodes to share with you in January 2024, Alan wants to highlight a conversation from March 2023 with Stew Friedman, founder of The Wharton Leadership Program and the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project at The University of Pennsylvania to talk about leadership as a lifelong practice. They discuss how leadership skills can completely transform your mental health, business performance, community engagement, and home life. This is what Stew Friedman calls Total Leadership. It’s an incredibly insightful episode and we’re re-releasing it in anticipation of Season 5.  Season 5 of Leading Up With Udemy returns on Wednesday, January 10th, and we’ve got some amazing guests lined up for the new year.  Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
Originally released July 2023, Alan sits down in this episode with Dave Ulrich, often referred to as the “Father of Modern HR.” It’s a fascinating conversation about creating value for the customer, always working from the customer backwards, and thinking about business from the outside in. Alan and Dave discuss how your job as a leader is to make someone else better, and how you can intentionally create work environments where people feel safe to dare. It’s a special episode, and we’re re-releasing it in anticipation of Season Five.  Season Five of Leading Up With Udemy returns on Wednesday, January 10th, and we’ve got some amazing guests lined up for the new year.  Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
While we prepare new episodes for 2024, we’re sharing an episode from our friends at Fixable, a TED podcast hosted by leadership coaches Anne Morriss and Frances Frei, who dive into their area of expertise: trust. Frances recounts the time when she was brought in to help Uber fix their huge trust breakdown. Using Uber as a case study, they explain the three pillars of trust – authenticity, empathy, and logic – and actionable solutions to strengthen each leg when they’re on shaky ground.  Season 5 of Leading Up With Udemy returns on Wednesday, January 10th. Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast. The best takeaways from the first three seasons of the Leading Up podcast are now an e-book! Taking the Lead: Skills for Leaders in a Changing World is a collection of anecdotes and advice from some of the most successful leaders in the business world and academia. Get the e-book at https://bit.ly/leading-up-ebook.
Everyone is looking to drive innovation, retain employees, and create a healthy workplace culture. Inclusive Leadership can provide solutions for these challenges and more. This week on Leading Up With Udemy, we are revisiting a conversation with Stefanie Johnson. She offers tips on running more inclusive meetings, creating an effective DEI strategy, and how inclusivity can help bring employees back to the office. Stefanie is the WSJ best-selling author of Inclusify and a leadership professor at Rice University where she runs the Doerr Institute for New Leaders.  If you liked this episode, you might like Udemy Business's program on Acting Inclusively. Season Six of Leading Up With Udemy returns on Wednesday, April 17. Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
Who are you as a leader? This is the critically important question we revisit on this week’s podcast episode. Our podcast guest, Lisa Dahms, encourages all of her new managers to reflect on this question, as it can help them lead authentically, purposefully, and effectively. Dahms is the Global Head of People Development IT at TUI Group, one of the world’s leading tourism companies based in Hanover, Germany, with over 13 million customers and $16.5 billion in annual revenues. Dahms shares valuable lessons from accelerating her career, navigating burnout, and fostering talent at TUI Group. Season Six of Leading Up With Udemy returns on Wednesday, April 17. Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
Introducing: Leading Up

Introducing: Leading Up

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Leaders face challenges every single day: evolving workplace culture, skills gaps, the great resignation, and let's not forget about the global recession nipping at our collective heels. At Udemy, we've seen firsthand how leaders can continue to drive creativity and exciting business outcomes, and foster an inventive spirit - despite headwinds. Hear fresh perspectives and insights from forward-thinking real-world business and leadership experts.   Hosted by Alan Todd, the Udemy Vice President of Leadership Development, every episode shares inspiration, advice, and research to help you work, lead, and live differently. Follow the podcast, so you never miss an episode.    New episodes drop every Wednesday.   Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
When it comes to leadership, if Melanie Weaver Barnett isn’t nominated, she will nominate herself. Podcast host Alan Todd, Vice President and General Manager of Udemy Business, talks with Melanie about positive leadership in a hybrid world, how to make your own luck, and how leaders should support women in business. She is the Chief Executive Education Officer at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 business schools in the world under her leadership. Melanie is also the executive director of UNICON, an international consortium of business schools focused on non-degree executive education.    Follow the podcast to never miss an episode.   Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
Since the beginning of last year, more than 50 million people have resigned from their jobs. But today’s Leading Up guest, Samuel Ragsdale, Head of L&D at 3M, sees a shift from a Great Resignation to what he calls the Great Disengagement. Employees feel a lack of connection to their work or even the mission of their organization. We talk about solutions to this problem, including how Samuel is reinventing learning and inspiring more creative and connected experiences at 3M. Follow the podcast to never miss an episode.   Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
Everyone is looking to drive innovation, retain employees, and create a healthy workplace culture. Inclusive Leadership can provide solutions for these challenges and more. Stefanie Johnson joins the podcast to offer tips on running more inclusive meetings, creating an effective DEI strategy, and how inclusivity can help bring employees back to the office. Stefanie is the WSJ best-selling author of Inclusify and a leadership professor at Rice University where she runs the Doerr Institute for New Leaders. Follow the podcast to never miss an episode.   Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
In today's tumultuous world, sometimes it's hard to know which way is up, but finding your purpose can drive emerging leaders to move forward.    Professor Bob Quinn joins host Alan Todd on this week’s podcast to share why finding your purpose can transform companies – and lives. For 40 years, Professor Quinn’s research and teaching has led the way for how people think about positive and purpose-driven leadership. He's a professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations. He's written 18 books, including Deep Change, The Positive Organization, and more recently, The Economics of Higher Purpose.    If you liked this episode, you might like Professor Quinn's course on Udemy Business: Becoming A Purpose-Driven Organization Follow the podcast to never miss an episode.   Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
How can we transform a stagnating workforce with a culture that values agility and unlocking human potential? That's the question this week's guest has grappled with for decades. Stewart Kidd has 30 years of experience in the private sector, most recently as Chief Learning Officer at Computer Science Corp. In 2021, he transitioned into local government. He's now the Director of Human Resources and Talent at Kershaw County, South Carolina in the United States. Stewart tells host Alan Todd about how he created a culture of learning and agility, turning high-potential employees into high performers. Follow the podcast to never miss an episode. Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
While we're living in uncertain times, we never truly know what the future might hold. That's why we need leaders at every level of business who can paint a compelling picture of the future that inspires everyone to get on board. Today's guest is the master. Dave Pottruck was the CEO of Charles Schwab from 1998 to 2018. He's written two best-selling books on leadership and change and previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.    Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
Economic downturns can make most of us nervous, but a recession doesn't always need to mean doom and gloom. Take for instance, some notable companies like Airbnb, Square and Udemy. All were founded during the last recession between 2008 and 2010.    This week's guest gives us a crash course in innovation and explains why now is a good time as ever to continue innovating. Karl Ulrich teaches and researches innovation at the Wharton School of Business. As a founder, investor, advisor to dozens of companies, Karl holds 24 patents.    Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
Negative news can bombard us. We hear alarming statistics about depression and anxiety and stories about toxic workplaces and leaders. Despite the negativity, developing positive leadership skills can help you live a thriving life, both at home and at work. Professor Kim Cameron is on the forefront of researching the practices of positive leadership. He's a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations and a distinguished professor at the University of Michigan. As the author of 16 scholarly books on positive practices, Kim has won multiple teaching awards, including recognition by his peers at the Academy of Management for making a major impact on the practice of leadership.    Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
During tough times, Melissa Daimler argues companies need to amplify the alignment of strategy, purpose, and culture more than ever. As the Chief Learning Officer at Udemy, Melissa Daimler has an impressive career leading transformational culture change at companies including Adobe, Twitter, and WeWork. She shares these lessons in her new book, Reculturing. Melissa writes regularly for Forbes and Harvard Business Review.    Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
Earlier this season, we talked with positive leadership expert Kim Cameron, and purpose-driven leadership expert Bob Quinn, both from the University of Michigan. This week on the podcast, we're talking to a guest who lives and breathes these values as a business leader.   Erin Mara is the Vice President of Talent Management at BJ's Wholesale Club, a $17 billion per year retailer, where she oversees learning and talent development for 35,000 people. Before that, she spent 19 years at Staples, ultimately becoming their Senior Director of Learning and Development.   And importantly, she's also a mother to a daughter. We talk about how being a positive and purpose-driven leader can help navigate the world of business and parenthood. Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
Who are you as a leader? On International Women’s Day, our podcast guest encourages all of her new managers to reflect on this question, as it can help them lead authentically, purposefully, and effectively. Lisa Dahms is the Global Head of People Development IT at TUI Group, the world’s leading tourism company based in Hanover, Germany, with over 13 million customers and $16.5 billion in annual revenues.  Dahms shares valuable lessons from accelerating her career, navigating burnout, and fostering talent at TUI Group. Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
Leading Up is back with a new season. Leaders face challenges every single day: evolving workplace culture, closing skill gaps, employee burnout, and let’s not forget about the economic uncertainty nipping at our collective heels. In this season, we continue to explore how great leaders drive creativity, business outcomes, and an inventive spirit. Hear fresh perspectives and insights from real-world business and leadership experts. Your host, Alan Todd, the Udemy Vice President of Leadership Development, talks to a forward-thinking leader or business professional in each episode. Together, they give you the tools to work, lead, and live differently. New episodes drop every Wednesday, so be sure to follow the podcast to never miss an episode. Leave us a rating and review if you like what you hear.  Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
Leadership is a lifelong practice. When practiced well, your leadership skills can completely transform your mental health, business performance, community engagement, and home life.  This is what Stew Friedman calls Total Leadership. Stew founded The Wharton Leadership Program and the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project at The University of Pennsylvania. He has authored several bestselling books, including Total Leadership and Leading the Life You Want. According to The New York Times, Friedman inspires “rockstar adoration from his students.” Learn more about Udemy Business at https://bit.ly/udemy-podcast.
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Aakash Amanat

"Leading Up With Udemy" is a captivating and insightful podcast episode that explores the dynamic world of online education and how Udemy, as a leading platform, is shaping the future of learning and leadership. The episode delves into the impact Udemy has had on upskilling and reskilling individuals across the globe, opening up new avenues for career growth and personal development. https://www.fixerhub.com/new-york/professional-service/tray-liners-studio One of the most striking aspects of this episode is how it highlights the democratization of education. Udemy's approach to providing a diverse range of courses on various topics, often led by industry experts, allows learners to access quality education from the comfort of their homes. https://www.bizmakersamerica.org/new-york-ny/business-services/tray-liners-studio

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