Leadership and Management

Leadership and management courses offer resources for both new and seasoned leaders to become more adept at developing employees, inspiring and guiding teams, managing change, and effectively influencing stakeholders across an organization.

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Leading People and Teams
University of Michigan
Leading People and Teams
SPECIALIZATION
Project Management: The Basics for Success
University of California, Irvine
Project Management: The Basics for Success
COURSE
Foundations of Everyday Leadership
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Foundations of Everyday Leadership
COURSE
Inspiring and Motivating Individuals
University of Michigan
Inspiring and Motivating Individuals
COURSE
Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees
University of Minnesota
Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees
COURSE
Leading: Human Resource Management and Leadership
Macquarie University
Leading: Human Resource Management and Leadership
SPECIALIZATION
Organizational Leadership
Northwestern University
Organizational Leadership
SPECIALIZATION
High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation
Northwestern University
High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation
COURSE
Managing Talent
University of Michigan
Managing Talent
COURSE
Leading Teams
University of Michigan
Leading Teams
COURSE
Job Success: Get Hired or Promoted in 3 Steps
The State University of New York
Job Success: Get Hired or Promoted in 3 Steps
COURSE
Managing Social and Human Capital
University of Pennsylvania
Managing Social and Human Capital
COURSE
Create Employee Management System with When I Work
Coursera Project Network
Create Employee Management System with When I Work
GUIDED PROJECT
Adapt your leadership style
Macquarie University
Adapt your leadership style
COURSE
Building a Data Science Team
Johns Hopkins University
Building a Data Science Team
COURSE
Professional development: Improve yourself, always
Macquarie University
Professional development: Improve yourself, always
COURSE
Sales Operations/Management
West Virginia University
Sales Operations/Management
SPECIALIZATION
Culture-Driven Team Building
University of Pennsylvania
Culture-Driven Team Building
SPECIALIZATION
Human Resources Management Capstone: HR for People Managers
University of Minnesota
Human Resources Management Capstone: HR for People Managers
COURSE

    Frequently Asked Questions about Leadership and Management

  • Perhaps because they are both skills attributed to C-suite executives, leadership and management are sometimes used interchangeably when people think about a business education. However, in practice, these are two distinct skillsets for business leaders to learn and develop - and both are essential for success.

    Management positions control key decisions and day to day operations across one or more units within an enterprise. Managers are responsible for setting business goals, planning how to achieve them, and overseeing their successful execution.

    Leadership, on the other hand, is all about people - and people can’t be ‘managed’ like a spreadsheet or a supply chain! Instead, people need to be led. That means inspiring, coaching, and mentoring your team in a way that reaches them as individuals as well as a group.

    In a sense then, management and leadership are two sides of a coin: on the management side, you’re responsible for setting and achieving plans, and on the leadership side, you’re motivating the people responsible for executing them. That’s why the best executives tend to excel at both - and why an education in both can help your career take you to the top of any organization!