Mar 23, 2021
Excellent instructors, material is reliable and more than sufficient, overall presentation of information is well-paced, and all activities, included peer-graded assignments have learning potential.
Jun 20, 2017
Great course, but perhaps forewarn students of the feedback assignment in week 4 a little bit earlier - it took me nearly a month to get feedback from people on my team because we are pretty busy.
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Jan 8, 2021
From a practical point of view, this was a very useful course. A significant amount of modern research, non-standard conclusions, which often forced to reconsider their stereotypes. Specific recommendations, absolutely ready to use. Many thanks to the authors!
A bit of a fly about the methodology of assessing the performance of practical classes by classmates: something needs to be done with the corrupt approach "Assess me well, and I will appreciate you well", because the course forums are almost completely filled with such proposals from peers. In general, the course is not so for beginners: a certain level of basic training on the topic is very desirable. Otherwise it will be difficult. I've been doing this for 20 years, but even under these conditions, if you take the lessons seriously, the course takes a lot of time every week, but it was worth it!
By Clara M•
Jul 26, 2019
The speakers are really great - you can easily follow them, the content is structured in such a way that it clearly conveys and explains the points we are supposed to learn. Tasks are highly useful in case you are an actual team-lead, since you can practice them immediately on your own team. This course has helped me to some good ideas for change in my work environment.
However, it is focussed on only one model of leadership (Michigan Model of Leadership) rather than comparing two or more. This course is clearly meant as an introduction for beginners, and in this setting I think the single model approach is fine.
Assignments are peer-graded, which always brings in a little random element. Be aware of the final assignment, which involves soliciting and reporting feedback from colleagues and hence requires some preparation time.
By Ingrid G•
Feb 27, 2016
I've enrolled in SIX mooc's over the last three years. This one has EIGHTEEN SEGMENTS in the WEEK ONE. That seemed daunting... until I did the first five. Short bursts of PURE ADRENALINE. This experience far outpaces all but one other mooc-- Creativity, Innovation & Change. I decided to take this one because a friend in my mastermind group asked if anyone else would take it with her. She is the Director of Coaching for a large soccer club in southern California. Makes sense for her. Simply BLOWS MY MIND. Well done! My only hesitation is that it will require at least 90 mins of concentration EVERY SINGLE DAY. That's more time than I bargained for. Hopefully it'll be worth it.
Oct 10, 2015
Thanks to team that put together the course, I really liked it
It covers the topics in sufficient detail with relevant cases /examples, which makes its really easy to get the concept.
Would be nice to also have (which is why I did not give it a 5 on 5) - A section on team structure (which in my view is the missing link for this course and which often is a challenge managers cope with and can have a big influence on motivation) and a few more corporate speakers / examples (beyond Menlo, people not from US don't really know much about this company)
Overall a course I would surely recommend to all people in my team
By Sabine W•
Apr 6, 2020
Great course, I like how it engaged me to actively apply the course content to my own team and to actively seek feedback. The content is presented in a light and often humorous manner, but also by using specific example videos that make it easy to remember the content.
The only critique I have is that the estimated hours that the different parts are supposed to take do not seem to take into account things like participating in the discussion forums. The links in the video to the discussion forum and to some of the youtube videos do not work or are outdated.
By T.R. B•
May 17, 2016
The course overall provided me with useful ideas and methods for understanding my organization better and the psychology of the workplace. What drives individuals in an organization is a question that permeates the course, and ... how can leaders tap into common organizational behaviors to improve their management? Some of the examples are a bit tired if you've taken just about any psychology course, but the kernels of advice are worth the time if you want to understand your workplace better.
By Borkica I•
Feb 19, 2016
the only problem i have with this course and the others in this specialization is that the instructors think we are all employed people, leaders, and we are responsible for a team. In fact I am taking this specialization because i will need it in near future. I am a college student and do not have a team i am leading. So some assignments are difficult to complete because they particularly ask you for real life experience, which students my age most probably don't have.
By Anjali M•
Feb 27, 2018
I very happy with my decision of selecting this course. It has been a learning journey so far and I believe that I would continue to enhance my skills and knowledge as I want to switch my career and work fora tier 1 company . I know the path is very challenging but I have high hopes that I would benefit a lot from this course.
By Oisin L•
Jan 8, 2021
The teachers and course content were excellent, however, many links were broken (e.g. some of the youtube videos had been removed) and the discussion forum was extremely messy with thousands of threads discussing the same topic (so rather than starting a real discussion, it felt more like an echo chamber).
By Artem F•
Nov 10, 2015
A good course which provides solid understanding on how to motivate and drive your colleagues and subordinates.The course particulary describes why it is essential to have a vision for you team and how to communicate it to your peers, gives the ideas on how to reward your employees based on their values.
By Milos M•
Feb 9, 2021
I find this course to be a very good introduction into the leadership and management skills. It talks about all relevant aspects when it comes to creating vision, inspiring individuals, setting SMART goals, and so on. I will keep on learning and will now move onto the next course in this specialization.
By Luis R G H•
Feb 1, 2016
This is a great course, and it can help you a lot to learn how to understand the motivation process, how to figure out what you may be doing wrong communicating with your team, and how to improve your results together with colleges, subordinates, peers and superiors in your company. Thanks a lot!
By Simeon V S•
Mar 26, 2020
The course was structured very well as a whole. It was easy to follow and it provided much insight in the matter of motivating and inspiring other people.
I've had some issues with accessing some of the videos, mainly because those videos were subject to copyright.
Jan 21, 2016
Great! I really feel good about this course, Which is quite perfect learning with advanced strategies. I thank to my Professor and University of Michigan.
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By Oumaima F•
Mar 21, 2021
It was really good course very performant and talented professors, and good way of teaching.
this course opened up my eyes about so many behaviors and what they mean and how should I treat my teamwork and inspire/motivate people.