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334 reviews
Specialization
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Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Decision-MakingCommunicationGroup Decision-MakingLeadership
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course....
Reading
3 videos (Total 7 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Know More about Professor Jack Goncalo1m
Know More About Professor Jeff Loewenstein1m
Reading6 readings
Syllabus10m
Information About the Case Study Activity10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz20m
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Head and Heart of Everyday Leadership

This module will examine what critical levers an everyday leader has available (the management of information and the management of motivation) to accomplish a leader’s core tasks (making and implementing decisions), and why inclusiveness may be the most important skill in a leader’s toolbox.   ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 53 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
Lecture 1-1.1: The Challenge of Everyday Leadership4m
Lecture 1-1.2: The Tasks of Everyday Leadership6m
Lecture 1-1.3: The Levers of Everyday Leadership10m
Lecture 1-1.4: Leading in a Virtual World12m
Module 1 Case Study Activity Debrief Video13m
Module 1 Summary4m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (optional)1m
Reading4 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
Module 1 Class Notes from Professor Northcraft10m
Module 1 Case Study Activity10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Concepts of Everyday Leadership4m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 1 Debriefing2m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Individual Decision Making

This module will focus on the management of information (head) side of everyday leadership. We will examine decision analysis as a systematic approach to using information to make decisions, as well as the weaknesses and limitations of decision analysis. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 35 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Lecture 2-1.1: Decision Analysis8m
Lecture 2-1.2: Subjectivity and Anchoring8m
Lecture 2-1.3: Fostering Creativity in Decision Making8m
Module 2 Case Study Activity Debrief Video5m
Module 2 Summary3m
Reading3 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
Module 2 Case Study Activity10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Concepts of Individual Decision Making4m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 2 Debriefing2m
Graded Quiz over Modules 1 & 210m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 3: Group Decision Making

This module will focus on group decision making as a vehicle for helping an everyday leader address some of the limitations of individual decision making. We will also consider the three key determinants of process loss in group decision making that need to be overcome for group decision making to be effective. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 53 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Lecture 3-1.1: The Composition Problem5m
Lecture 3-1.2: The Participation Problem8m
Lecture 3-1.3: The Influence Problem13m
Lecture 3-1.4: Diversity as a Resource12m
Module 3 Case Study Activity Debrief Video7m
Module 3 Summary4m
Reading3 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
Module 3 Case Study Activity10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Group Decision Making4m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 3 Debriefing2m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Managing Motivation

This module will focus on the managing motivation (heart) side of everyday leadership.  We will examine how leaders can best manage motivation, and the importance for individual motivation of a leader's management of interdependence among group members. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Lecture 4-1.1: The Law of Effect and Expectancy Theory8m
Lecture 4-1.2: Managing Perceptions & Social Dilemmas9m
Lecture 4-1.3: The Promise of Groups Realized4m
Module 4 Case Study Activity Debrief Video7m
Module 4 Summary8m
Reading3 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Module 4 Case Study Activity10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Managing Motivation4m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 4 Debriefing2m
Graded Quiz over Modules 3 & 410m
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Top Reviews

By DBFeb 22nd 2018

This course is a very good introduction to the iMBA program. The content is exactly the sort of knowledge I want to gain; which is how to be a purposeful leader. Great foundation! Thank you!

By PJNov 17th 2016

Wonderful course\n\nHelped me on the job. If you are part of a team, learnings from this course can be immediately applied to have a successful team. Especially helpful for a team leader

Instructors

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Gregory Northcraft

Professor of Business Administration and Harry J. Gray Professor of Executive Leadership
College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Jack Goncalo

Professor
Department of Business Administration
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Jeffrey Loewenstein

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Department of Business Administration
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Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

About the Strategic Leadership and Management Specialization

Enhance leadership and business skills for immediate impact. Practice everyday leadership, manage people, learn and apply concepts and techniques to effectively manage organizations through organizational design, and formulate and implement strategy. Through the courses in this specialization, you will learn the fundamentals to effectively lead people and teams, manage organizations as well as tools to analyze business situations and develop strategies. The Specialization covers the strategic, human resource, and organizational foundations for creating and capturing value for sustainable competitive advantage – including how to manage people and organizations, analyze the competition, and develop strategies both within a business and across a portfolio of businesses. The capstone is a strategic leadership and management plan where you’ll apply what you will learn to an actual business situation with participation by one or more focal companies. The deliverable will be designed to create value from the perspective of potential employers while achieving pedagogical and experiential goals for learners. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois Masters of Business Administration degree program, the iMBA. Learn more about the admission into the program here and how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into the program. You can also start with for-credit courses within the Illinois iMBA degree program....
Strategic Leadership and Management

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