About this Specialization

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Analyse how to motivate staff with meaningful work

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    Understand how to enable your organisation to deliver on its strategic objectives

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    Examine the ways you can harness your team’s diversity and use teamwork to innovate and increase your organisation’s output

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    Evaluate leadership theories and develop your personal leadership skills

Skills you will gain

Strategic ThinkingHuman Resources (HR)Visionary leadershipOrganisational design

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

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how it works

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Organisational design: Know your organisation

5.0
27 ratings
9 reviews
How do you lead your organisation when today’s work environment is so competitive and complex? When you become responsible for leading an organisation, your most important leadership challenge will be enabling your organisation to deliver on its strategy while ensuring it remains sufficiently agile. This course will prepare you to tackle this challenge. You will examine what organisational culture is, the primary organisational structures, and what we mean by ‘systems’, before building on your foundational knowledge and taking a more strategic perspective. The structured learning activities that complement this course (video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments) will not only prepare you to take your organisation forward in a more strategic direction, but to make better decisions along the way....
Course2

Organisational behaviour: Know your people

4.8
27 ratings
8 reviews
Organisations have changed and now, more than ever, personnel management is crucial to organisational success. In this course you’ll explore a range of concepts, theories and methodologies that will help you navigate and optimise your work environment. Via structured learning activities (video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments) you will be exposed to the latest best-practice leadership strategies to enable your employees to achieve more at work. You’ll examine case studies on advanced leadership strategies and be challenged to consider how these might apply to your own workplace. And you’ll discover that your ability to manage and lead people in a flatter, more team-driven context is now the key to organisational success. As the world continues to undergo dynamic change, this course will prepare you to be the one to lead your team and your organisation into the dynamic work environments of tomorrow....
Course3

Adapt your leadership style

4.9
9 ratings
Why are organisational misbehaviours such as cynicism, apathy, bullying and disengagement increasingly prevalent in the workplace? This course examines these tensions and how transformational, authentic and inclusive leadership styles offer an alternative to the more autocratic, job-centred and controlling leadership styles of the past. You’ll learn how the digital revolution, along with an increased focus on projects and teamwork, has dramatically altered the perception of leadership in a way that now demands all organisational members take on some form of self-leadership. And you’ll learn how this change is causing tensions between traditional leaders and the contemporary practices vital to maintain agility in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace. This learning will be complemented by structured activities such as video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments....
Course4

Visionary leadership, identity & motivation: Become a meaning maker

When faced with a complex and ambiguous work environment, how do you, as a potential leader, envision the future? How can you deliver on your vision in a way that conveys meaning and drives positive change within your organisation? In this course you will explore how leaders can create a compelling vision and communicate it, and how they create meaning and make work more meaningful. You will look at the role the brain and the body play in processing meaning, and how this can inspire your employees to follow you and your vision. This course will also teach you how to develop meaningful brand identity and the role it can play in clarifying and reinforcing your leadership vision within your organisation, for your partners and for your customers. You will discover that meaning crosses into almost every aspect of management. Finally, you will better understand how social and cultural factors can influence what you can achieve and your limitations when seeking to create meaning....

Instructors

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Professor Jaco Lok

Department of Management
Macquarie University
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Arabella MacPherson

Director, Resonate Communications
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Dr Abas Mirzaei

Lecturer, Department of Marketing
Macquarie University
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Professor Rebecca Mitchell

Department of Management
Macquarie University
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Associate Professor Edward Wray-Bliss

Department of Management
Macquarie University
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Dr Richard Claydon

Chief Executive, Organisational Misbehaviourists

Start working towards your Master's degree

This specialization 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.

About Macquarie University

Macquarie is ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world, and with a 5-star QS rating, we are recognised for producing graduates who are among the most sought-after professionals in the world. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society....

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  • It takes approximately 5 months (5 hours per week) to complete the Strategising specialization

  • No you do not need to take the courses in a specific order. What order you take the courses is entirely up to you!

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