About this Specialization
100% online courses

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...
100% online courses

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

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When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Organisational design: Know your organisation

5.0
9 ratings
3 reviews
When you become responsible for leading an organisation as a whole, your most important leadership challenge will be enabling your organisation to deliver on its strategy, whilst also ensuring that it remains sufficiently agile. This requires significantly more of a leader than the effective application of people related leadership skills. It also involves making tough decisions on the desired structure, culture, systems, and people practices of the organisation. In this course you will learn how to enable successful strategy execution through the design of these foundational elements of organisation....
Course2

Organisational behaviour: Know your people

4.8
4 ratings
1 reviews
As you move through an increasingly globalised, competitive business environment, it's your ability to manage and lead people in a flatter, more team-driven context that is the key to organisational success. This course teaches you how to motivate and manage different personality types, focusing on strategy, employee experience and performance management. You'll also be introduced to a range of useful concepts, theories and methodologies to navigate and bolster workplace relationships. Through the lenses of talent, diversity, culture, and human resource management you'll look at latest evidence to see which approaches and contingencies are available for improving outcomes. We'll also use case studies to take you through some advanced strategies for success, examining predictions for the future of work and the implications of managing people in the complex, dynamic environments of tomorrow....
Course3

Adapt your leadership style

5.0
1 ratings
The popular business press routinely romanticises the idea of the heroic business leader, who boldly and with great vision takes his or her company forward in brave new strategic directions and through dramatic organisational transformations. But how true are these descriptions of leadership? If the world is producing so many great leaders, why is the World Economic Forum reporting an 86% distrust of contemporary leadership? Why are organisational misbehaviours, such as cynicism, apathy, bullying and disengagement, seen to be increasingly prevalent? This course examines these tensions by looking at how transformational, authentic, and inclusive leadership styles are, in theory and practice, providing an alternative to more autocratic, job-centred, and command and control leadership styles. Students will examine how the digital transformation of work has dramatically altered the perception of leadership, with all organisational members being expected to take on some form of self-leadership in the complex team and project work that is increasingly framing the "future of work". This demand is causing tensions between the expectations of traditional leaders and the good and emergent practices and strategies necessary to being agile and nimble in today's ultra-competitive and increasingly disruptive marketplace. Students will be asked to critically examine what practices of leadership and followership might be employed to minimise these tensions and the dysfunctionality that accompanies them....
Course4

Visionary leadership, identity & motivation: Become a meaning maker

5.0
1 ratings
1 reviews
Faced with complex and ambiguous environments, how do leaders envision the future and instill their vision in a way that conveys its meaningfulness and drives change and innovation? This course addresses this challenge using the lenses of leadership, vision and identity. Drawing on a wide body of literature , the course explores how students, as leaders, can create a compelling vision and understand how to communicate with impact and meaning. Students will develop awareness of brand identity and the role of brand in clarifying and reinforcing the vision, both within the organisation, and for partners and customers. Special attention will be given to the role of identity and making messages meaningful. In exploring these concepts, the course also explores creating meaning through neuroscience by looking at the role of the brain in processing meaning. A physiological approach in delivering meaning through voice and body language offers learners different techniques to project authenticity in delivering meaning....

Instructors

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Jaco Lok

Professor of Management
Department of Management
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Arabella MacPherson

Director
Resonate Communications
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Abas Mirzaei

PhD, Marketing
Department of Marketing
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Rebecca Mitchell

Professor of Management
Department of Management
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Edward Wray-Bliss

Associate Professor
Department of Management
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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....

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