About this Course
4.9
9 ratings

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Check

    Critically evaluate the similarities and differences between traditional and contemporary theories of leadership

  • Check

    Examine the complexities and challenges of day-to-day organisational life might require agile shifts between different leadership styles

  • Check

    Analyse how post-industrial forms of participative and self-organising leadership might enable or disable effective cross-functional teamwork

Skills you will gain

CommunicationStaff ManagementLeadership Development

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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....
9 videos (Total 44 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
9 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
7 readings
Become a Global MBA learner1m
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
2 practice exercises
Recall: Traits, personality, attitudes, behaviour, motivation30m
Week 1 Quizs
Week
2
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. ...
4 videos (Total 39 min), 2 quizzes
4 videos
Contingency leadership models9m
Organisational power13m
Formal and informal leadership networks12m
2 practice exercises
Recall: practice of individual leadership30m
Week 2 Quizs
Week
3
4 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....
6 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The rise of the team2m
The role of leaders7m
The role of followers5m
Leading with psychological safety4m
Teams and the future of work4m
1 reading
Practice task15m
1 practice exercise
Recall: Leading teams 115m
Week
4
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. ...
4 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Charismatic and transformational leaders10m
Qualities of an ideal charismatic leader4m
The dimensions of authentic leadership6m
2 readings
Practice task30m
Become a Global MBA learner10m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Charismatic, transformational, and authentic leadership30m
Week 4 Quizs

Instructor

Avatar

Dr Richard Claydon

Chief Executive, Organisational Misbehaviourists

Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Business Administration (Global MBA) from Macquarie University. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About Macquarie University

Macquarie is ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world, and with a 5-star QS rating, we are recognised for producing graduates who are among the most sought-after professionals in the world. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society....

About the Leading: Human Resource Management and Leadership Specialization

Become an adaptable leader, ready to face the challenges of the disrupted workplace. This specialization will equip you with the skills to lead and navigate the ever-changing global environment we now work in. Through four themed courses you will: learn how to motivate staff with meaningful work (Become a Meaning Maker); better enable your organisation to deliver on its strategic objectives (Know Your Organisation); harness your team’s diversity and use teamwork to innovate and increase your organisation’s output (Know Your People); and strengthen your personal leadership skills (Adapt Your Leadership Style)....
Leading: Human Resource Management and Leadership

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • 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.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.