Course Code: ldr
Do you think you know what leadership is? In your first lesson, you will see how many ways there are to answer that question. And you will start to get a sense of what leaders really do.
This lesson introduces the responsibilities that leaders hold to organizations and to other individuals. And you will begin to look at some of the leadership tools used in this course—readings, ideas from great leaders, and your journal—to get you thinking about what you can do to behave like a leader.
This lesson looks at two important aspects of leadership: its relationship with principles and its relationship with emotional intelligence. If you have ever known someone whose behavior seemed out of touch, you will find out why in this lesson.
Leaders know themselves well. This lesson introduces methods you can use to get to know yourself better. This study will be particularly fun and will have an impact on your behavior in all aspects of your life.
You probably already know that successful leaders are team builders, but do you know what types of teams are possible or how to build them? This lesson will focus on team types. Every person has been on some kind of a team, so this lesson has guidance and insights for everyone.
Leaders are often differentiated from others by the power of their communication skills. This lesson will guide you through some simple but insightful methods you can use to improve your communication skills.
This lesson explores the types of behavior that successful leaders portray—leaders guide and support others by asking questions, providing advice and feedback, supporting others, and building morale.
If you're wondering how leaders can balance being themselves and being a public figure, this lesson will help. You will learn about Situational Leadership and how leaders relate to their organizations.
Ready to learn more about your own behavior? This lesson examines how leaders make decisions and influence others without forcing them. You will learn how to answer challenging questions with some practical guidelines.
Everyone turns to a leader for strategic vision, but do you know how to think strategically? This is an important lesson because it takes some of the mystery out of the terms "strategy" and "vision".
This lesson introduces another big topic: how leaders effect change. You will learn some very specific things that leaders—and you—can do to effect change. As in all your lessons, you will read quotes from famous writers about change and leadership that will help stimulate your own ideas.
Leaders are not the only ones who have great new ideas, and so your course will end with a look at how leaders inspire creative thinking in others. It's a logical and fun way to end—pointing you in the direction of your own new ideas.
Lynne Morton is a management consultant and executive coach with 20 years of experience helping individuals and organizations improve their performance. Her professional experience includes having served as an Associate Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a Vice President at Seabury & Smith (Marsh & McLennan), and an Account Supervisor at Burson-Marsteller.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.
Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.
Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.
Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.
This course was great. I am a high school coach and I learned a lot of useful tips that I will use in the future. It would be an excellent course for anyone in the business field as well. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The instructor was very insightful and always responded to everyone's posts in the discussion area. This was my first online class and I will definitely sign up for more."
I enjoyed this course. It provided relevant information personally and for my work in a position of leadership. I have used much of the information already. Thank You."
I really enjoyed the course and wish that I would have had time to spend in the discussion area. It was obvious that the instructor's knowledge of leadership could help anyone to hone their leadership skills."
It was a great course. I gained a lot of insight about Leadership. Thank you."
This was my first time taking an online class. The online format and class instruction were excellent. I will definitely recommend it to others. The instructor did a very good job. I am looking forward to taking another online class."
I've enjoyed my first on line class. I fell behind after having the flu but loved the way I would move at my own pace. The instructor was interesting and knowledgeable. Her replies where insightful and helpful along with being to the point."
Extremely happy with the course. Perfect for what I was looking for. I really enjoyed it!!!!"
Thank you for a thought-provoking course and many valuable resources to help me continue my pursuit of leadership skills and insights."
Your class offered real tools to improve my leadership abilities and I started to use them right after the very first lesson. It made me think about leadership in a whole new light. Generally I find myself in leadership roles when no one else will step up and take the role. I do not seek these roles, but armed with some of your tools, that will most likely change. The class was well worth my time and I am using what I learned every day in the real world, both in professional and personal situations, even parenting. I greatly appreciated the class and I would recommend it to anyone."
This has been a great course! Thank you so much for your insight and inspiration! I have learned many new strategies and have also recognized my own strengths and talents. I thank you very much for sharing your gift of leadership with us!"