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Approx. 28 hours to complete
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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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

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

  • 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
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Beginner Level

Approx. 28 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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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.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

The Leadership Challenge

5 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 44 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Week 1 Outline1m
1.1 The importance of leadership6m
1.2 The messy practice of leadership10m
1.3 Leadership traits3m
1.4 Leader needs - follower motivation6m
1.5 Leadership styles5m
1.6 Leadership grid3m
Habit corner2m
6 readings
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 Quiz1h
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

The Practices of Individual Leadership

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 39 min)
4 videos
Video 2.1 Contingency leadership models9m
Video 2.2 Organisational power13m
Video 2.3 Formal and informal leadership networks12m
2 practice exercises
Recall: practice of individual leadership30m
Week 2 Quiz1h
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Leading Teams

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Video 3.1 The rise of the team2m
Video 3.2 The role of leaders7m
Video 3.3 The role of followers5m
Video 3.4 Leading with psychological safety4m
Video 3.5 Teams and the future of work4m
2 readings
Become a Global MBA learner10m
Practice task15m
1 practice exercise
Week 315m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Leading the Organisation

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Video 4.1 Charisma and transformational leaders10m
Video 4.2 Qualities of an ideal charismatic leader4m
Video 4.3 The dimensions of authentic leadership6m
1 reading
Practice task30m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Charismatic, transformational, and authentic leadership30m
Week 4 Quiz1h

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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 organization to deliver on its strategic objectives (Know Your Organisation); harness your team’s diversity and use teamwork to innovate and increase your organization’s output (Know Your People), and strengthen your personal leadership skills (Adapt Your Leadership Style)....
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