Queen Mary University of London
Stepping Up: Preparing Yourself for Leadership
Queen Mary University of London

Stepping Up: Preparing Yourself for Leadership

Dr Nigel Spencer
Mike Mister
Arun Singh

Instructors: Dr Nigel Spencer

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Advanced level
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18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • How to increase your emotional intelligence as a leader, manage conflict, and how to increase your influence and authority.

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7 quizzes

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Advanced level
Designed for those already in the industry
18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

This week we are going to be focusing on you and your understanding of your leadership identity. We shall be asking you to reflect on who you are and to consider some of your strengths before exploring two of the biggest challenges for many leaders: imposter syndrome as you build your identity as a leader, and also the need to leverage your time by learning to let go and using delegation to “achieve through others”. We are going to encourage you to step outside your comfort zone, stretch your leadership potential, and consider the types of activity you need to be focussing on to become the leader you want to be.

What's included

7 videos9 readings2 quizzes3 discussion prompts

This week we will be looking at how you can know when to “step in” as a leader and how to do this effectively. We shall explore some of the leadership tools and styles that are available to you and consider how you might adapt your approach in response to your context. We will also discuss boundaries and how you might go about setting these, as well as conflict, looking at how you can constructively respond to conflict and how to find the value in such interactions.

What's included

6 videos8 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This week we shall be focussing on your boss’s or leader’s agenda and considering how you can best align yourself with it whilst also pursuing your own leadership goals. We look at how you can better understand your boss’s motives and aims, as well as how you can influence your boss. We will use the “Authority-Presence-Impact” frame of thinking to help you to further develop your ability to lead, and will take you through the process of having challenging, but invaluable, conversations with your leader or boss.

What's included

4 videos5 readings1 quiz3 discussion prompts

This week we are going to focus on how you can maintain your own energy levels whilst also energising and motivating those around you. We will look at how you can embed self-care and wellbeing into your leadership practices and ways in which you can radiate energy to others. We shall explore what motivates you as well as those you lead, and think about how you can use language to achieve your leadership goals and motivate your team.

What's included

5 videos9 readings2 quizzes1 peer review2 discussion prompts

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4.5 (10 ratings)
Dr Nigel Spencer
Queen Mary University of London
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