Next Start Dates

  • December 18, 2020


  • February 24, 2021

    Online: 3:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM CST Core

  • April 21, 2021

    Online: 12:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM CST Core

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Preview the Course Curriculum

Live Lecture | Group Exercises | Case Study

  • 1


    • Welcome!

  • 2


    • Live Lecture

    • Lecture Playback | Broadcast

    • Lecture Playback | Presentation with video voice-over

    • Lecture Playback | Audio Only

  • 3


    • Group Exercise 1 | Leadership Failure Analysis - Part 1 (Causes)

    • Group Exercise 2 | Leadership Failure Analysis - Part 2 (Characteristics)

    • Group Exercise 3 | Creating a Comeback - Part 1 (Comeback Plan)

    • Group Exercise 4 | Creating a Comeback - Part 2 (Comeback Story)

  • 4

    Case Study

    • Case Study | The Fall of the Last Anglo-Saxon King: A Case of Leadership Failure During a Crisis

    • Case Study | Video Overview

  • 5

    Lecture Frameworks

    • The Failure Spectrum

    • ROLE Framework - What is Happening Within You

    • ROLE Framework - What Others See as They Work With You

    • Crucibles of Leadership

    • Failure Resume

    • Creating Your Comeback Story

    • 90-Day Plan

  • 6

    Course Materials

    • eBook | Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive

    • Article | Why Highly Efficient Leaders Fail

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    $250.00Why Smart Leaders Fail | 08/24/2021 (Core)

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    $250.00Why Smart Leaders Fail | 10/20/2021 (Core)

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Sign up for an annual subscription that covers the program fee for two courses each month (a $5,400 value). Watch live lectures focused on topics aimed to address your unique leadership challenges. Take time to work through assignments and understand how they impact your career and effectiveness in your organization. Watch relevant case studies to learn how to use the tools and information you receive in a real business setting.

$125/month (paid annually). Subscribers will only pay course materials fees of $25/program for cases, ebooks, assessments, etc.

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Program Benefits

At The Rucker Group, we believe in executive education that is practical, effective, and ultimately improves business performance. We’ve worked hard to design and deliver programs that have university-level content, professional case studies, appearances by industry leaders, and opportunities for professional advice. We’ve collaborated with a team of C-level executives to provide an experience that is original, information that is inspired, and executive programs that work.

  • University-level lectures that explain management theory and practical application

  • Case studies from the world's top business schools, with explanations on how to apply frameworks

  • Programs have real-world education combined with academic research


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How are the courses provided?

    Programs are provided live via videoconference. Participants will receive a program link in the portal and via email prior to the start date.

  • How do I register for this course if I have already subscribed?

    Once you have subscribed as a basic or premium member, you will be provided with a coupon code to use during checkout. That will deduct 100% of the program fees for two programs each month for the duration of your subscription. You are still responsible for paying course materials fees (for any case studies, eBooks, frameworks, and assessments). Course materials fees are $25/program.

  • What happens if I miss a session?

    As a registered participant, you will be able to see a recording of any live sessions you have access to for 7 days after the session occurred.