About this Course
82,457 recent views

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Group Decision-MakingManaging motivationIndividual decision-makingCommunication In Small GroupsLeadership

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

3 videos (Total 5 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Meet Your Instructor: Professor Denise Lewin Loyd2m
Meet Your Instructor: Professor Elizabeth A. Luckman1m
5 readings
Syllabus10m
Information About the Case Study Activity10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz20m
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Head and Heart of Everyday Leadership

7 videos (Total 49 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Lecture 1-1.1: The Challenge of Everyday Leadership4m
Lecture 1-1.2: The Tasks of Everyday Leadership6m
Lecture 1-1.3: The Levers of Everyday Leadership10m
Lecture 1-1.4: Leading in a Virtual World12m
Module 1 Case Study Activity Debrief Video13m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (optional)1m
4 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
Module 1 Class Notes from Professor Northcraft10m
Module 1 Case Study Activity10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Concepts of Everyday Leadership4m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 1 Debriefing2m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Individual Decision Making

5 videos (Total 31 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Lecture 2-1.1: Decision Analysis8m
Lecture 2-1.2: Subjectivity and Anchoring8m
Lecture 2-1.3: Fostering Creativity in Decision Making8m
Module 2 Case Study Activity Debrief Video5m
3 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
Module 2 Case Study Activity10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Concepts of Individual Decision Making4m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 2 Debriefing2m
Graded Quiz over Modules 1 & 210m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Group Decision Making

6 videos (Total 49 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Lecture 3-1.1: The Composition Problem5m
Lecture 3-1.2: The Participation Problem8m
Lecture 3-1.3: The Influence Problem13m
Lecture 3-1.4: Diversity as a Resource12m
Module 3 Case Study Activity Debrief Video7m
3 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
Module 3 Case Study Activity10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Group Decision Making4m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 3 Debriefing2m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module 4: Managing Motivation

5 videos (Total 31 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Lecture 4-1.1: The Law of Effect and Expectancy Theory8m
Lecture 4-1.2: Managing Perceptions & Social Dilemmas9m
Lecture 4-1.3: The Promise of Groups Realized4m
Module 4 Case Study Activity Debrief Video7m
3 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Module 4 Case Study Activity10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Managing Motivation4m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 4 Debriefing2m
Graded Quiz over Modules 3 & 410m
4.8
503 ReviewsChevron Right

38%

started a new career after completing these courses

27%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

14%

got a pay increase or promotion

Top reviews from Foundations of Everyday Leadership

By KSMar 29th 2019

The course provided an excellent foundation for the way a leader (rather than a manager) can leverage their knowledge to build a better team. It is an excellent primer for the following courses.

By AMJul 18th 2019

Very useful content, excellent teachers and well thought teaching methods. I couldn't recommend more for those tackling the problem of making a group help leaders decide and implement decisions.

Instructors

Avatar

Gregory Northcraft

Professor of Business Administration and Harry J. Gray Professor of Executive Leadership
College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Avatar

Jeffrey Loewenstein

Professor
Department of Business Administration
Avatar

Denise Lewin Loyd

Associate Professor of Business Administration
Department of Business Administration
Avatar

Elizabeth A. Luckman

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Business Administration

Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

About the Strategic Leadership and Management Specialization

Enhance leadership and business skills for immediate impact. Practice everyday leadership, manage people, learn and apply concepts and techniques to effectively manage organizations through organizational design, and formulate and implement strategy. Through the courses in this specialization, you will learn the fundamentals to effectively lead people and teams, manage organizations as well as tools to analyze business situations and develop strategies. The Specialization covers the strategic, human resource, and organizational foundations for creating and capturing value for sustainable competitive advantage – including how to manage people and organizations, analyze the competition, and develop strategies both within a business and across a portfolio of businesses. The capstone is a strategic leadership and management plan where you’ll apply what you will learn to an actual business situation with participation by one or more focal companies. The deliverable will be designed to create value from the perspective of potential employers while achieving pedagogical and experiential goals for learners. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois Masters of Business Administration degree program, the iMBA. Learn more about the admission into the program here and how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into the program. You can also start with for-credit courses within the Illinois iMBA degree program....
Strategic Leadership and Management

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.