Many financial professionals face a continuous barrage of challenges.  Seeing your way through these challenges and succeeding in the face of adversity is resilience – one of the six traits of executive presence. 

This course is designed to grow the confidence, ambition, and strategic influencing skills of high potential financial professionals in business. In this course, you learn how to recruit, retain, and develop a strong team of financial professionals, increasing the capabilities and capacity of the finance function to support the business. You learn approaches for raising and protecting the level of financial credibility, allowing conversations to focus on the implications of numbers and less on the numbers themselves. 

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

6 Courses6 Traits of Executive You

  1. 6 Traits of Executive You: Confidence
  2. 6 Traits of Executive You: Relationship Building
  3. 6 Traits of Executive You: Communication Skills
  4. 6 Traits of Executive You: Resilience
  5. 6 Traits of Executive You: Credible Leadership
  6. 6 Traits of Executive You: Personal Branding
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the differences between managers and leaders, and explore how to let go of the manger mindset and become a leader.
  • Discover the leadership effect, and identify ways to measure the results of leaders and their importance to every organization.
  • Explore how to lead using your personal power in the absence of fancy job titles.
  • Recognize how to protect and elevate your level of credibility with all your important stakeholders.
Last updated/reviewed: March 26, 2024
10 Reviews (51 ratings)


Anonymous Author
Calling out the difference in accountable vs responsible. Highlighting the basics for being viewed as a credible leader. Just the buzz words like honest, empathic, visionary, trusted and social power vs transformational leadership. Very good course!

Anonymous Author
Good distinctions between manager and leader to assist people to progress from one to another. Good examples of how to become a leader through credibility and influence even without the authority.

Anonymous Author
This course is simply amazing with the coverage of very important elements of leadership using a very articulate and captivating delivery method Thanks

Anonymous Author
Really enjoying this series. Like the use of outside quotes and videos to bring home key concepts. Well done.

Member's Profile
This course was effective in teaching credible leadership. I feel confident in learning this course.

Member's Profile
This course reviews a critical component of any organization and that is the role of leadership.

Member's Profile
Once again, a great course by Blair Cook with good thought-provoking information.

Anonymous Author
It was very fun and exciting to have this session about leadership.

Anonymous Author
Same quality information as the others in this series! Well done.

Anonymous Author
Interesting ....A bit long for the topic. Too many slides.

Course Complexity: Intermediate
  • Prerequisite Education: None.
  • Prerequisite Experience: Managerial experience.
  • Prerequisite Preparation:  None 
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Blair Cook: 6 Traits of Executive You: Credible Leadership Promo2:49
  Introduction to Blair Cook: 6 Traits of Executive You: Credible Leadership2:09
  Manager to Leader4:17
  Leadership Effect7:59
  Leadership and Power4:04
  Acting with Credibility13:11
  Credible Leadership1:48
  6 Traits of Executive You: Credible Leadership 36:20
  Slides: 6 Traits of Executive You: Credible LeadershipPDF
  6 Traits of Executive You: Credible Leadership Glossary/IndexPDF
  Workbook: 6 Traits of Executive You: Credible LeadershipPDF