Leadership Practice with Impact

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Develop leadership skills and strategies

In this 2-week course, we look to answer the question: What is leadership? This thought-provoking course will help you discover more about yourself and others as we explore leadership.

By delving into sources of power and influence, and exploring how perception shapes behaviour, you will be able to address important issues more effectively.

Explore effective leadership and what it means to be a leader

In the first week, we explore two fundamental perspectives on leadership: a leader as a person and leadership as a practice. You’ll also explore how leadership is defined by researchers and practitioners.

It’s important to have role models, and we’ll reflect on your responsibility as a leader to also be a good role model. What does your choice of role model say about you?

Discover your leadership style and influencing power

In the following week, we’ll examine the difference between leadership and management so you can determine where you lie on the scale. Your role will affect how relationships play out in the workplace.

Thinking about leadership in practice, you’ll also discover ways in which individual differences influence how people see leadership and learn how to manage perceptions as a leader.

What topics will you cover?

This thought-provoking course will help to discover more about yourself and others as we explore:

  • why leadership is different to management
  • what effective leadership is
  • what types of power are needed to be a leader
  • how you can influence other people at work
  • how individual differences shape the way people see leadership.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Explain what leadership means
  • Investigate leader role models and what they represent
  • Explore how you and others around you use personal power
  • Investigate the effect that individual differences have on leadership
  • Identify how leadership thinking has changed over the years

Who is the course for?

This course will assist busy professionals who already have management responsibilities and experience but need to expand their knowledge and capabilities in leading organisations.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

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