Adam Bryant on How to Make the Leap to Leadership


Adam Bryant
Senior Managing Director, The ExCo Group
Adam Bryant

Adam Bryant was a journalist at the New York Times for nearly 18 years, where he interviewed over 1,000 CEOs. During this time, he learned that being a CEO isn’t all private jets and big checks. After picking the brains of countless executives he has discerned the qualities it takes to become a successful leader. 

In his new 6-part class for Big Think+, Adam points out that the skills it takes to get noticed and promoted aren’t necessarily the ones needed to succeed once you’ve landed a leadership role. He shares his extensive research into the qualities that make senior leaders effective, including a mindset of accountability, a proactive communication approach and more. He’ll offer valuable insight to anyone wanting to make the leadership “leap.”

We’re excited to see how Adam and other world-class Big Think+ business minds can help your team make the leap to leadership. Check out a sample from Adam’s class and request a full demo below for more detail on Big Think+ Leadership. 

Leaders and employees are busy and finding engaging ways to develop leadership and professional skills in shorter segments makes it accessible for everyone.

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Sandy Pickett, Senior Director, Leadership and Professional Development, The Aspen Group

I think they’ve got something really special with BigThink+ and am excited to go on this journey together as we develop leaders at all levels across Marriott.

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Chris Walker, VP Global Leadership Development, Marriott International

As part of our strategy to develop our leaders, we chose to work with Big Think+ to develop a curated on-demand resource hub where we feature credible & exciting experts, paired with language capabilities that allow us to offer the content to our leaders globally.

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Marlene Hernandez, Digital Curriculum Manager, Corning


With the most Fortune 500 executives, Ivy League academics, and best-selling authors of any content provider, Big Think+ learning experiences are designed to guide, inspire and accelerate your leaders. Schedule a demonstration today and access our entire library, for free. We think you’ll quickly realize the game-changing impact our leaders will have on yours.