Big Think Edge has several different video learning programs to help modern organizations meet a variety of learning objectives. Our courses are customized to fit your competencies, language, or initiatives - or, if a course doesn’t work for you, we can provide access to a selection of individual video lessons. From enhancing leadership skills to changing the way your employees think about innovation and integrating a diverse workforce, Big Think Edge is here to help!
Each program features insights from a range of the world’s best experts in different fields, from big-name CEOs to scientific experts and famous authors, along with personal reflections, team exercises, and discussions. These experts provide more than classroom theory—they also bring years of practical experience and success distilled into short, easy-to-watch videos. Best of all, there are no per-seat user fees to worry about, so your whole team, division, or organization can learn together.
Get a 360° view of business communications with a focus on developing your personal approach to connecting with others. This course includes strategies for shaping and delivering content, strengthening relationships with both clients and colleagues, and capitalizing on developing
Featured experts include Adam Bryant (“Corner Office” columnist, The New York Times), Angie McArthur (Co-author, Collaborative Intelligence), and Amy Cuddy (Social Psychologist and Associate Professor, Harvard Business School).
Modern businesses face near-constant disruption and change. The businesses that adapt most successfully and can innovate better than their peers are the businesses that thrive in today’s world. The change management course helps leaders learn how to initiate and sustain the management revolution in their respective companies.
Featured experts include Jeanette Horan (VP & CIO, IBM), Lisa Bodell (Founder and CEO, Futurethink), and Joi Ito (Director of the MIT Media Lab).
Sometimes, the demand for productivity and efficiency can stifle the innovations that would otherwise drive those objectives. This course helps leaders challenge the status quo to create the conditions for innovation, embrace creative destruction with team exercises, balance creativity and processes, and approach problems from new angles—driving innovation.
Featured experts include Bob Kulhan (CEO, Business Improvisations and Adjunct Professor, Fuqua School of Business), Steven Kotler (Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project), and Stephen J. Dubner (Journalist and Author).
In a world where the only constant is uncertainty, making decisions and solving problems can be difficult. This video learning course is designed to help leaders cultivate a problem solving mindset, make decisions rationally, correct for their cognitive biases, apply situational strategies, and execute their action plans for better business results across a wide range of circumstances.
Featured experts include Robert S. Kaplan (President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), Timothy Geithner (Former United States Secretary of the Treasury), and Anastasia D. Kelly (Secretary, LCLD Board of Directors, and Co-Managing Partner, DLA Piper).
Design thinking can help enterprises focus on human-centric solutions to traditional business challenges. These solutions help drive innovations that create better experiences and business outcomes. Big Think Edge’s Design Thinking course walks you through the core principles of using designer sensibilities and methods to create human-centric solutions to business challenges, improving productivity and success.
Featured experts include Tim Brown (CEO of IDEO), Jim Collins (Leadership Consultant, Author of “Good to Great”), and Roger Martin (Dean, Rotman School of Management).
Respected and proven team leaders don’t just attract talented employees, but they also bring out the best in them. Champion a coaching culture that actively supports and develops talent by leveraging employees’ unique strengths. Key lessons in this course include team-building fundamentals, creating an environment that lets others excel, and learning how to communicate constructive feedback to improve performance.
Featured experts include Teresa Amabile (Professor, Harvard Business School), Sheila Heen (Triad Consulting and Lecturer, Harvard Law School), and Lisa Bodell (Founder and CEO, Futurethink).
Diversity and inclusion
Featured experts include Geena Rocero (Transgender model and activist), Valerie Purdie-Vaughns
This course for leaders, or aspiring leaders, is designed to help you exude the self-awareness, credibility, confidence, and integrity that inspires others. Key course topics include learning how to develop
Featured experts include Bill Nye (The Science Guy, mechanical engineer, and TV Personality), Shawn Achor (Positive Psychology Expert), and Tony Coles (Former CEO, Onyx Pharmaceuticals).
Every member of an organization has the potential to create truly useful and impactful innovations that drive business success. Learn how to create a culture that empowers and equips every employee to be a thought leader through group learning, creative destruction, and innovation incentives.
Featured experts include Jim Collins (Leadership Consultant, Author of “Good to Great”), Jane McGonigal (Game Designer and Author), and Jack Hidary (Serial Entrepreneur).
Innovations and disruptive technologies can enable business performance—but, to be successful, these innovations and technologies must be embedded in a viable business model. This course helps leaders fuel growth by developing the skills to envision the future, serve innovations with a purpose, organize the business for agility, take smart risks, and practice resilience.
Featured experts include A. G. Lafley (Chairman,
Being a great leader means supporting and developing the talents you work with to not only leverage their strengths, but to also bolster their weaknesses. This course is designed to help you motivate your team and harness the power of feedback so you can help your team set goals, develop productive habits, and embrace a growth mindset.
Featured experts include Rob Roy (Retired Navy SEAL), Teresa Amabile (Professor, Harvard Business School), and Tim Harford (Economist).
Great leaders can inspire others by first grounding themselves with a strong sense of self. The Leading Self course helps leaders promote goal-setting, productive habits, using challenges as growth opportunities, and developing greater awareness of how others perceive you as a leader.
Featured experts include Tony Coles (former CEO, Onyx Pharmaceuticals), Sheila Heen (Triad Consulting and Lecturer, Harvard Law School), and Kelly McGonigal (Author, “The Upside of Stress”).
The Boomer generation has held sway over the workplace for much of the past thirty years. But the new Millennial workforce is rising up through the ranks. More than one-in-three American workers today are millennials - by 2020, millennials will form 50% of the global workforce. Competition to attract and retain the best and brightest millennial talent is fiercer than ever. In this course, you and your team will learn how to engage, manage and empower the next generation of leaders.
Featured experts include Sarah Robb O’Hagan (Author, Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out.
Mindfulness techniques, such as committing to a practice of self-reflection, observing your uncontrolled states of mind, and practicing compassion for others, can help you be more insightful and wise at work. This course immerses you in the science of mindfulness and provides the framework and tools for applying mindfulness techniques to both life and work.
Featured experts include Kadam Morten (Meditation Expert), Rudolph Tanzi (Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard University), and Deepak Chopra (Co-author, Super Genes).
Being more productive is a goal that everyone in your organization should pursue. This personal productivity course is designed to help you set goals, develop good habits, manage attention, find your ideal flow for work, and think long-term when it comes to being productive so as to avoid burn-out and enhance your career planning.
Featured experts include Carson Tate (Author, Work Simply), David Eagleman (Neuroscientist), and Mary Chapin Carpenter (Grammy Award-winning Singer/Songwriter).
Data shows that most people spend nearly half of their time on “non-sales selling”—persuading, influencing, and convincing others to adopt their point of view. On top of that, the ties between selling a product or service and strategically marketing it are undeniable. Whether you’re in the business of selling, or just need to embrace your inner salesperson, use Big Think Edge’s Sales and Marketing course for exposure to the strategies and tactics that allow you to be yourself, analyze
Featured experts include Jon Iwata (Senior Vice President, IBM), Dan Pink (Author, Drive and To Sell is Human), and Barbara Corcoran (Founder, The Corcoran Group).
Organizations are constantly seeking ways to make their teams smarter in a short span of time. Accelerated learning programs provide businesses more time to produce results and limit time spent adapting workers to new skill sets or processes...