Investigate leaders and leadership to improve your effectiveness as a leader.
In this course, we look to answer the question: ‘What is leadership?’ In the first week we explore two fundamental perspectives on leadership: leader as a person and leadership as a practice. In the second week we examine the difference between leadership and management so you can determine whether you are a leader in a management role, a leader without a management role, or a manager who needs to become a leader.
By exploring sources of power and influence, and how perception shapes behaviour, you will be able to address important issues more effectively.
This thought-provoking course will help you discover more about yourself and others.
What topics will you cover?
This thought-provoking course will help to discover more about yourself and others as we explore:
- why leadership is different to management
- what effective leadership is
- what types of power are needed to be a leader
- how you can influence other people at work
- how individual differences shape the way people see leadership.
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course will assist busy professionals who already have management responsibilities and experience but need to expand their knowledge and capabilities in leading organisations.
Take your learning to the next stage
This course is a free introduction to a Deakin University postgraduate degree in Leadership which can be done entirely on FutureLearn
Who developed the course?
Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.
World rankingTop 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021