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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

The Leadership Challenge

Welcome to your first week in the Adapt your leadership style course. This week you will take a look at the material that will be covered in this course, what you can expect to learn, and the questions that you explore. This week presents you with a number of models and tools to help you develop a helicopter view of the challenges of contemporary leadership and become confident in your ability to critically analyze the wide range of ideas and theories you will encounter. This week you will examine the concept of leadership as something possessed by an individual, looking at personality traits, profiles, attitudes and behaviors associated with the practice of leadership....
Reading
9 videos (Total 44 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Week 1 Outline1m
The importance of leadership6m
The messy practice of leadership10m
Leadership traits3m
Leader needs - follower motivation6m
Leadership styles5m
Leadership grid3m
Habit corner – sample2m
Reading8 readings
Special welcome to beta testers1m
Course overview1m
Learning activities and assessment1m
Which continent do you hail from?1m
Preconceptions: Which leadership style is best?1m
Orientate: Leadership behaviour theory10m
About the habit corner1m
(Optional) Why a global MBA?1m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Recall: Traits, personality, attitudes, behaviour, motivation30m
Week 1 Graded Quizm
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

The Practices of Individual Leadership

Welcome to the second week in the Adapt your Leadership Style course. This week you will deepen your understanding of leadership as a set of behaviours or traits possessed or displayed by an individual. In doing so, you will see how the relatively self-enclosed leadership concepts presented in the first week have increased in sophistication and complexity via notions of leadership styles and decision-making variables. The models examining this range from the academically pure, but perhaps unrealistic in practice, contingency models of leadership, to the highly pragmatic interpretations of leadership action and style found in the politics and power struggles of organisational life. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 39 min), 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Contingency leadership models9m
Organisational power13m
Formal and informal leadership networks12m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Recall: practice of individual leadership30m
Week 2 Graded Quizm
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Leading Teams

Welcome to the third week in the Adapt your Leadership Style course. This week you will leave the ideas of individual leadership traits, behaviors, and styles behind and focus on the theories and practices of team leadership. Building from the baseline skills of communication, coaching and conflict resolution, you will then examine the complex interrelationships in teams through concepts of in-group and out-group behavior, and leader-follower roles and interactions. Finally, you will examine how teamwork itself is becoming complex and varied, with many people charged with leading virtual teams or displaying informal leadership qualities in self-managed teams....
Reading
6 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
The rise of the team2m
The role of leaders7m
The role of followers5m
Leading with psychological safety4m
Teams and the future of work4m
Reading1 reading
Practice task15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Recall: Leading teams 115m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Leading the Organisation

Welcome to the fourth week in the Adapt your Leadership Style course. Having covered individual leadership theories and the demands of leading teams, it is now time for the big league – how to lead an organization. Starting with an examination of the shift from transactional to transformational leadership, this week illustrates why the challenge of leading a contemporary organisation can be so mystifying. Ranging from the way in which leaders must generate emotional responses in their followers through charisma, vision and culture, to the complex challenge of leading diverse groups of people, this week concludes with the concept of authentic leadership – which questions the very validity of all the theories that precede it. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Charismatic and transformational leaders10m
Qualities of an ideal charismatic leader4m
The dimensions of authentic leadership6m
Reading1 reading
Practice task30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Recall: Charismatic, transformational, and authentic leadership30m
Week 4 Graded Quizm

Instructor

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Richard Claydon

PhD (Management)

About Macquarie University

Macquarie is a hub of inspired and unconstrained thinking. Macquarie was founded with a unique purpose: to bring minds together unhindered by tradition. Created to challenge the education establishment, Macquarie has a rich track record of innovation. Macquarie actively shapes the complex issues that define the future of humanity....

About the Leading: Human Resource Management and Leadership Specialization

In this specialisation you will strengthen your capability to effectively lead your people and organisation in an increasingly competitive and complex work environment. Through four themed courses, you will learn how to motivate by creating meaning at work and to harness the power of conflict, diversity and teamwork to innovate and increase productivity. You will strengthen your leadership skills and your capacity to adapt and align your organisation. Learning from psychology, sociology and organisation science will help you inspire, influence and drive change across your organisation so that you can position yourself and your organisation to taking full advantage of emerging opportunities. This involves learning how to: Apply key principles of organisational leadership to develop and evaluate strategies for attracting, motivating and resourcing talent; Take a strategic perspective in designing and aligning competitive, sustainable organisations; Meeting the challenge of interruptive complexities through agile shifts between different leadership styles; Creating vision and meaning to drive change and influence....
Leading: Human Resource Management and Leadership

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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