The University of Notre Dame

The Discipline of Leadership

This course is part of Ethical Leadership Specialization

Taught in English

Cindy Muir (Zapata)

Instructor: Cindy Muir (Zapata)

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level
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22 hours (approximately)
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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
22 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

This module will cover key concepts related to personality, leadership traits, and character that can help develop your capacity as an ethical leader as we begin to develop your knowledge of leadership (the K in KSAOs—Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Other). Through lectures, readings, and self-assessments, you will learn about predictors of leader emergence and leader effectiveness. These concepts include the “Big 5” (openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism), affect, and mindset. Finally, you will learn that, although your personality, traits, and character might be one way right now, these are also changeable.

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5 videos18 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

While Module 1 started to build your knowledge (the K in KSAOs), Module 2 goes in more depth to add to your knowledge while also covering key skills and abilities (the SAs in KSAOs) that impact leadership. Specifically, we will cover key leadership behaviors, including consideration, initiating structure, and transformational leadership. This week’s lessons also go over the importance of trust, and how to increase the likelihood that you behave in ways that show others you are worthy of their trust. In the second lesson, we will put the content that you have learned thus far together to help guide you through critical thinking about the discipline of leadership. Specifically, you will get to respond to a challenging leadership situation. Together, these elements contribute to your development as an ethical leader.

What's included

5 videos9 readings2 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Week 3 covers common leadership situations and includes learning fundamental negotiation basics and change management principles (including effective influence tactics). We will also review essential insights to help you respond effectively to emotionally charged conversations. Learners should leave this week understanding that leaders need a broad array of knowledge to identify and effectively implement optimal strategies for the situations leaders face at work. This insight is key to developing as an ethical leader.

What's included

5 videos18 readings4 quizzes1 peer review2 discussion prompts

The final week in this course addresses the other factors that can impact the extent to which you are able to execute the leadership lessons we’ve covered so far (the O in KSAOs). Although situational factors are discussed less frequently in the context of leadership, they nonetheless play an important role in leadership effectiveness. Ethical leaders are able to effectively address these situational factors to deliver optimal results.

What's included

2 videos16 readings3 quizzes1 peer review2 discussion prompts

Instructor

Cindy Muir (Zapata)
The University of Notre Dame
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