Lead 4 Success®

Equip people at all levels of the organization to master the fundamentals of leadership.

Lead 4 Success® moves leaders from average to high-performing by developing the 4 fundamental leadership skills — self-awareness, learning agility, influence, and communication — that leaders at any level need to master for success.

“L4S is a fantastic and eye-opening experience that challenges you to look at yourself and your network to achieve a true personal or professional goal.”

Sian Atkins

Sian Atkins

Customer Experience Trainer, Global
Molton Brown


Emerging leaders, professional staff


5 half days


Live instructor-led


Faculty-to-participant ratio: 1:12


About the Lead 4 Success® Program Experience

Build a Strong Foundation for Success With Fundamental Leadership Skills

The importance of developing fundamental leadership skills cannot be understated. No matter their intelligence, experience, or drive, leaders at every level need the same 4 core skills to be effective and grow within an organization. We call them the Fundamental 4:

  • Self-awareness: Understand your behavior’s impact on organizational outcomes
  • Communication: Effectively communicate goals and inspire trust
  • Influence: Be comfortable persuading, promoting, and delegating
  • Learning agility: Know when to change course, and help others to do so

The Fundamental 4 have endured the test of time, and are the basis for our Lead 4 Success® program, where participants immerse themselves in development, adapt these skills to their own leadership contexts, participate with peers in learning, and share ideas to apply to their leadership lessons to their real world.

Who Should Participate in This Leadership Fundamentals Course?

This course on the fundamentals leadership is ideal for:

  • Emerging leaders with no direct reports, but on a path to leadership in the next 12 to 18 months
  • First-time managers who have been in the role for 6 to 12 months
  • Leaders with 3 to 5 years of experience leading others

Why Choose Our Fundamentals of Leadership Training Program?

Lead 4 Success® is a robust leadership fundamentals training program that represents the essence of our proven approach to leadership development. It incorporates:

  • Experiential activities to learn through doing
  • A safe environment for all participants to try new behaviors
  • Peer-based learning
  • Proven, engaging research-based leadership models

Lead 4 Success®

Location Tuition
Online - Americas $1,850 USD
Online - APAC $2,480 SGD
Online - EMEA €1,700 EUR

Multiple participants?
Scale-up options are available for organizations wishing to develop multiple leaders, customize a version of this fundamental leadership skills training for their unique context and culture, or run the full program on-site. Contact us for more details!

Additional Delivery Options & Levels of Partnership

Strengthen the fabric of your organization by teaching the fundamentals of leadership at scale. Our proven, research-based fundamental leadership skills content is available in different modalities to meet your needs:

Find a Program: Take this program online, delivered by our experts.
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What Our Alumni Are Saying

Alumni of our fundamental leadership skills training consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with us made a significant impact on their leadership and professional growth, and they’re grateful for the life-changing opportunity.

But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.

“The time away from the office to focus on fully understanding my leadership style, as well as my leadership challenges and how to improve them, was invaluable.”

Dan Weagle

Manager, Talent Management
MYR Group, Inc.

“This program gives true insight into how to become an effective leader.”

Bernadette White

SVP, Talent Development

“As we dove into course content, we frequently found ourselves on our feet and learning actively – which I loved! All lessons were experiential and applied directly to our work environment, past, present, and future. I’m excited to take my learnings from CCL and utilize them for my own team one day.”

Marc Boileau

Management Consultant

“We selected the Center for Creative Leadership because we thought that they had the best programs and their ratings have consistently been in the top on a global level. CCL trained our team on how to run the Lead 4 Success program to really make the training relevant and impactful for our employees.”

Amy Keyser

SVP of Human Resources
Arch Mortgage Insurance

Impact of Our Leadership Fundamentals Course

What participants said about Lead 4 Success, our fundamentals of leadership training program:

say the course increased their leadership influence
1 %
were satisfied with the course
1 %
would recommend the course to a colleague
1 %

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Let’s Talk About Scaling the Fundamentals of Leadership at Your Organization

Our experts are here to help. Get in touch with us about equipping your people with the fundamentals of leadership. We’d love to hear from you!

Fundamentals of Leadership: Research & Resources

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Whether you’re an individual contributor, a firstline manager, a mid-level leader, or a senior executive, there are core skills needed, regardless of industry. We call them the ‘Fundamental 4’ leadership skills.

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Development isn’t passive. It’s more than letting life experience wash over you. The best leaders understand the benefits of leadership experience and actively mine their experiences for lessons and growth.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Leadership Fundamentals Course

The fundamental 4 leadership skills everyone needs, no matter their role, are self-awareness, communication, influence, and learning agility. We believe that every leader should master these core skills so they can understand their impact on others and on organizational outcomes; effectively communicate goals and inspire trust; be comfortable persuading, promoting, and delegating; and know when to change course. 

Everyone can benefit from brushing up on the fundamentals of leadership, but our research-backed Lead 4 Success® online course focused on leadership fundamentals is particularly ideal for emerging leaders, professional staff with no direct reports, first-time managers who have been in role for 6 to 12 months, and leaders with 3 to 5 years of experience. 

Training on the fundamentals of leadership is critical for an organization because regardless of their leaders’ intelligence or experience, every individual will be more effective if they hone the 4 core leadership skills of self-awareness, communication, influence, and learning agility. These key skills are the basis for our immersive online leadership fundamentals program, Lead 4 Success®, where participants can adapt practices to their unique contexts, engage with peers, and share ideas to apply their lessons to the real world. Organizations can use this research-backed program to scale learning about the fundamentals of leadership across large populations. 

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