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Winning Now, Winning Later eCourse

Business leaders like you face a dilemma: do you focus on succeeding now, or build for the future?

David Cote, the much-respected former leader of Honeywell and one of the most successful CEOs of his generation, shares a simple, paradigm-shifting method of achieving both short- and long-term goals.

Based on the book of the same name, which Fortune magazine calls “one of the best guides ever on how to lead a company”—this five-part course offers solutions for the perennial problem of achieving conflicting goals in your business.

This course is for you if...

  • You're a senior executive feeling pressure to achieve conflicting goals
  • You're a board member or stockholder looking to set your organization up for short-term and long-term success
  • You're a mentor, professor, or coach seeking to grow the next generation of senior leaders

You'll learn how to...

  • How to create an operating system for how you lead in business.
  • David’s personal tips and tools to embody a world class leader.
  • How to solve difficult, complex problems in business.
  • The process to think about legacy planning and creating a company that stands the test of time.

This course is as close as it gets to sitting in a 1:1 mentorship session with David, where he reveals the secrets, strategies, habits and tools that lead to his business success.

Course Info

3-5 hours

Led by
David Cote

100% online


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What you'll learn in this course

Lesson 1 - Introduction to Winning Now, Winning Later

Discover the tried and tested principles and foundational knowledge David has learned to become an effective leader.

Lesson 2 - Optimize the Organization

Learn how to improve processes, define your company culture, engage employees, uncover long and short-term threats to your business.

Lesson 3 - Invest to Grow

Understand how to set goals, identify and analyze your business portfolio, uncover growth opportunities, and discover the value of mergers and acquisitions.

Lesson 4 - Protect Your Investments

Recessions and depressions are a big deal. This section is all about thriving in uncertain times and protecting your investments

Lesson 5 - Course Wrap-Up

When is the last time you took the time to acknowledge your professional accomplishments? Here you'll get the chance to pause, reflect and appreciate what you've accomplished in your professional career.


Hear from David on leadership

Get a glimpse at some of the lessons you'll learn from David in the Winning Now, Winning Later eCourse

After this course, you'll be able to...

Sustain both short-term performance and long-term investments even in challenging times.

Spot practices that seem attractive in the short-term but will cost the company in the future.

Transcend short-termism’s daily grind and leave an enduring legacy of success.

Deal with peers or bosses who are solely focused on either short- or long-term objectives.

Determine where and how to invest in growth for maximum impact.

Step back, think independently, and foster independent thinking among others around you.

This course is as close as it gets to sitting in a 1:1 mentorship session with David, where he reveals the secrets, strategies, habits and tools that lead to his business success.

This course is for you if...

As a senior executive, you feel pressure to achieve short-term results at the expense of long-term organizational health.

You desire to become a senior leader and need the advanced decision-making leadership skills required to thrive at the top.

As a board member or stockholder, you want your organization to set itself up for long-term success and a great return on investment.

You’re a mentor or professor seeking to grow the next generation of senior executives.

How It Works

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Praise for Winning Now, Winning Later

"Former Honeywell CEO David M. Cote delivers one of the best guides ever on how to lead a company."

– Fortune Magazine


"David Cote turned a failing company into a global juggernaut by transforming the culture at Honeywell, and challenging his people to think and operate differently and, in his words, ‘stay hungry.’ David’s story is both inspirational and highly instructive, and his perspective and the lessons he imparts in Winning Now, Winning Later are relevant not just in business, but in any scenario where one wants to enact meaningful change and achieve great success."

– Robert Iger, Former Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, #1 New York Times bestselling author


"As a CEO who managed for the long term with a keen eye to the short term, I found that I had to create my own playbook as I went along. How I wish David Cote’s excellent book had been available to me then. Life would have been so much easier! Thanks, David. Many leaders will benefit from this ‘how to.’”

- Indra K. Nooyi, Former Chairman, PepsiCo, Inc.


Meet Your Instructor

David Cote

Executive Chairman of Vertiv Holdings Company and former CEO of Honeywell

When David M. Cote became CEO of Honeywell in 2002, the company was a “train wreck.” But by pursuing both short and long-term results under Cote’s leadership over 16 years, Honeywell’s market cap grew from $20 to $120 billion, delivering returns of 800 percent and beating the S&P by nearly two and a half times. In Winning Now, Winning Later, Cote boils his approach down to three guiding principles and ten key strategic and operational practices essential for every business leader.


Includes a free downloadable workbook to track your progress

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