Learn the Basics of Business Leadership
At its core, leadership means setting goals, lighting a path, and persuading others to follow. This course will show you how leaders can get their message out in a way that inspires, make the most of their limited time, and build roads to precious resources.
The first part of this Business Leadership: Becoming Management Material Course will teach you about Peter Senge’s five learning disciplines: personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning, and systems thinking. You will also learn about Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership II® model, servant leadership, and the five practices in James Kouzes and Barry Posner's “The Leadership Challenge.” In addition to these leadership models, basic skills (such as building trust, managing change, personal productivity, resolving conflict, solving problems, and leading meetings) will also be covered.
Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.
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What The Course Will Teach You:
- Define your role as a manager and identify how that role differs from other roles you have had.
- Understand the management challenge and the new functions of management.
- Discover how you can prepare for and embrace the forces of change.
- Identify ways to get you and your workspace organized and get a jump on the next crisis.
- Identify your leadership profile and explore ways to use this knowledge to improve your success as a manager.
- Enhance your ability to communicate with others in meetings and through presentations.
- Create an action plan for managing your career success.
- Much more...
Units Of Study
Certificate In Business Leadership: Becoming Management Material Online Course
Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course.
Session 1: Course Overview
Pre-Assignment: Areas of Improvement
Session 2: About the Learning Organization
What is a Learning Organization?
Are You a Lifelong Learner?
Lifelong Learning Questionnaire
Session 3: Achieving Personal Mastery
What is Personal Mastery?
Your Personal Vision
Developing a Vision
Step One: Identify Your Values
Step Two: Define Your Values
Step Three: Put It All Together
Session 4: Analyzing Our Mental Models
Our Mental Models, Part One
Our Mental Models, Part Two
Mental Models in the Workplace
Strategies for Working with Mental Models
You Can Create New Mental Models!
The Ladder of Inference, Part One
A Ladder of Inference, Part Two
A Ladder of Inference, Part Three
A Ladder of Inference, Part Four
A Ladder of Inference, Part Five
Reflection: Using Your Own Experiences as a Resource
Applying the Concepts
Session 5: Achieving a Shared Vision
What is a Shared Vision?
Session 6: Team Learning
The Meteor Belt
Protocols for Skillful Discussion
Preparing the Ground for Skillful Discussion
Session 7: Systems Thinking
Session 8: Understanding Leadership
Your Leadership Style
Understanding Your Comfort Zone
Adapting Our Style
Cycling Through the Styles
Onboarding and Orientation
… And The Not So Great
Session 9: Five Practices
Practice One: Challenge the Process
Practice Two: Inspire a Shared Vision
Practice Three: Enable Others to Act
Practice Four: Model the Way
Practice Five: Encourage the Heart
Practices in Practice
Session 10: Building Trust
The Cycle of Trust and Performance
Session 11: Managing Change
Key Factors in Successful Change
A Step-by-Step Plan for Change
Case Study: Getting More from the Last Hour
Getting More From the Last Hour
Session 12: The Four Room Apartment
The Four Room Apartment
Making Connections, Part One
Making Connections, Part Two
Making Connections, Part Three
Session 13: Time Management Tips and Tricks
Getting Things in Order
Adding Up the Numbers
Assessing the Impact
Tackling the E-Mail Monster
Time Management Tips
Eight Exciting Ideas
A Planning Checklist
Putting Plans into Action with Scheduling Aids
Organizing Your Work Area and Your Paperwork
Going the Extra Mile
Session 14: Managers vs. Leaders
Managers vs. Leaders
We Need Leaders!
Managers vs. Leaders
Session 15: Types of Thinking
Considering the Consequences
Session 16: Influence Strategies
Common Influence Strategies
Cialdini's Six Strategies
Session 17: Managing Relationships
The Relationship Cycle
Coaching Through Conflict
Helping Others in Conflict
Choosing Your Style
The Turtle (Withdrawing, Avoiding)
The Shark (Aggressive, Forcing)
The Teddy Bear (Smoothing, Cooperating)
The Fox (Compromising)
The Owl (Confronting or Problem-Solving)
Preparing for Conflict, Part One
Preparing for Conflict, Part Two
Preparing for Conflict, Part Three
Preparing for Conflict, Part Four
The Positive Effect
Fifteen Steps for Dealing with Upset People
Five Tips for Dealing with Difficult People
Six Steps for Dealing with Angry People
Session 18: A Simple Problem Solving Process
Systematic Problem Solving
Breaking Down the Model
Session 19: Strategic Planning
Sample SWOT Matrix
What to Include in Your SWOT
Session 20: Doing Delegation Right
What is Delegation?
Levels of Delegation
Breaking Down the Model, Part One
Breaking Down the Model, Part Two
Breaking Down the Model, Part Three
Delegation Case Study
Session 21: Criteria for Useful Feedback
Giving Constructive Feedback
The Importance of Feedback
Session 22: Feedback Techniques
The Open-Ended Approach
More Feedback Options
Session 23: Mastering Your Body Language
Mastering Your Body Language
Things to Consider
Reading Cues and Adjusting Your Approach
Session 24: Meeting Management
Preparing for Meetings
Reading the Reports, Part One
Reading the Reports, Part Two
Reading the Reports, Part Three
Preparing for the Meeting
During the Meeting
Session 25: Pumping up a Presentation
Pumping up a Presentation
Seven Easy Steps
Session 26: A Personal Action Plan
Where I Want to Go
How I Will Get Ther
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