Developing the Inspirational Leader Within – Online


Learn how to identify ethical dilemmas, solve them more effectively, identify your baselines stress level, orient your lives back towards it, and understand where leaders fail ethically.


A title or position does not make you a leader. Leadership develops through knowing yourself and what is important to you, why it is important to you, and how you can live your life in a way that shows it.

This self-knowledge provides the basis from which your character, purpose, and authenticity can be revealed. A leader who develops an understanding of oneself, while also employing a stakeholder-orientation perspective, establishes a level of trust that can be used to motivate, influence, and inspire others.

In this course, you will be guided through creating your own personal code of ethics and your personal brand. Participants will then examine leadership successes and failures related to building an ethical culture within an organization or unit.

Authentic Leadership and Business Ethics Certificate – Online

This course is a part of the Authentic Leadership and Business Ethics Certificate.

This online certificate has been designed to challenge you and help you grow as a leader and individual. Explore your leadership potential, understand the essentials to create a more ethical environment in your organization, and foster more innovation and growth.

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How It Works

100% online, led by instructor

On-demand access, 15 weeks to complete

5-6 hours of content & interactive learning assignments

Topics covered:

  • Build your personal code of ethics upon a foundation of ethical principles
  • Identify your aspirational personal brand and launch a strategy for building it
  • Compare and contrast examples of leadership successes and failures

Who should attend:

Because you do not need a title to be a leader, this course is appropriate for everyone from executive-level managers to the newest intern.

Return on education:

  • Employer benefits:
    • Better refine your ethical principles to enhance and better articulate your leadership style
    • Understand your leadership successes and failures and how to create a more ethical culture
    • Define your personal brand and how it relates to your leadership style
  • Employee benefits:
    • Embrace a core set of ethical principles that will serve as the foundation for your leadership style
    • Examine leadership successes and failures as it relates to creating an ethical culture within your organization or unit
    • Identify their aspirational personal brand and a strategy for building it

Eccles Executive Education is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 6 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Available On-Demand

This course is now available on-demand. You will receive course materials and gain acces