For people wanting to stand out within their workplace and gain new responsibilities, few things accelerate their careers like demonstrating superior leadership skills.
Leadership style refers to an approach taken by a particular leader. It might refer to a directive or commanding style or a participative or collaborative style. It might equally refer to a leader who has a visionary style or who is coaching-centered. Some leaders are prone to use one general style in almost all situations. Other leaders “flex” their style to meet the particular needs of each situation encountered.
It is important however, for the leaders to know what their main style preferences are, so that they can evaluate the likely effectiveness of that style in a given situation. Ultimately, the best leadership style may the one that’s the most adaptable – a leader who’s willing to move and bend his style to best fit into the situation.
The course is designed for experienced managers seeking to understand the styles of leadership used in their own organization, and to develop their range of leadership styles, and apply these to differing work contexts and demands.
- Suitable For: First-line and Middle Managers
- Course Duration: 20 Hours
- Access Duration: 90 days from date of enrolment
- Certification: Download your Certificate on completion
- Additional Resources: Download Learners manual, additional articles and worksheets.
This course comprises the following lessons:
Lesson 1 – Getting Started
SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP
Lesson 2 – Understanding Leadership
Video – A Manager versus a Leader
Lesson 3 – The Evolution of Leadership
Video – What is Leadership?
Lesson 4 – Leadership Effectiveness and Performance
SECTION 2: THE RANGE OF LEADERSHIP STYLES
Lesson 5 – Understanding Leadership Styles
Video – 3 Which Leadership Style?
Lesson 6 – Situational Leadership
Video – Situational Leadership
Lesson 7 – Using the Laissez Faire Style
Video – Laissez-Faire Leadership Style
Lesson 8 – Using the Autocratic style
Video – Autocratic Leadership Style
Lesson 9 – Using the Democratic Style
Video – Democratic Leadership Style
SECTION 3: AN ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON LEADERSHIP STYLES
Lesson 10 – EI and Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles
Video – Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles
Lessons 11 – Applying the 6 Leadership Styles
Video – Using the 6 Leadership Styles
SECTION 4: BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE LEADER
Lesson 12 – Transformational Leadership
Video – Transformational Leadership Theory
Lesson 13 – Wrapping-up