This online leadership specialization explores how to be a leader of leaders, providing insight into big-picture considerations that organizational leaders must take into account when strategizing, planning and performing large scale technical endeavors. You will learn to building a team of exceptional, diverse leaders who are deeply involved in talent acquisition, development and retention activities. Discover organizational leaders' varied decision-making processes for different situations and their ultimate accountability for all results. Examine techniques for building enduring relationships that have a multiplicative impact on business success.

By completing this specialization, you will be able to:

  • Build an integrated team of effective leaders and multiply their abilities
  • Describe how leaders are accountable for meeting commitments ​and deploy strategies for ef​fective relationship building
  • Identify the skills required of organizational leaders that can be ho​ned in entry-level positions
  • Describe your personal leadership style


  • Leadership Style and Building a High-Performance Team
  • Accountability and Employee Engagement 
  • Value Creation and Building Enduring Relationships

This specialization can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (ME-EM) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The ME-EM is designed to help engineers, scientists, and technical professionals move into leadership and management roles in the engineering and technical sectors. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the ME-EM is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience. Learn more about the ME-EM program.

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