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We explore what leading looks like and explain how leadership can take place on every level within an organisation’s hierarchy. On your journey to becoming a leader you’ll need a strong selection of professional tools at your disposal to help you develop, practice, refine and implement your leadership strategies; but leadership doesn’t just take place at work, and successful leaders find ways to expand and exhibit their leadership skills outside of a business context - and, in doing so, develop as a person as well as a leader.

By the end of these 6 lessons you will understand:

  • What good leaders do and don’t do
  • The core skills that make for useful workplace communication
  • How to expand your subject matter expertise both inside and outside the workplace

Lesson Overview

Lesson 1

In this lesson we consider what makes a good leader, and how you can exhibit leadership skills no matter what your current job role is.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • About the different forms leadership takes within an organisation
  • About the different types of responsibility and how to approach each one

Lesson 2

In this lesson we explore the tools you can use to expand beyond your current job description and develop vital leadership skills.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to build and maintain an effective collaborative relationship with your manager
  • How to implement project management or digital collaboration tools successfully

Lesson 3

Considering strategies for personal development and how this forms an integral part of becoming a successful leader.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Methods for understanding and exploring your own motivations
  • How activities outside the workplace contribute to your development as a leader

Lesson 4

A look at three main channels leaders use to express their leadership: vision, mentoring, and dealing with crises.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How strong company visions are developed
  • How to act as an effective and supportive mentor
  • How to recognise procedures and priorities in crisis situation

Lesson 5

A look at the role leaders play in driving organisational change.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to position your team at the forefront of organisational change
  • About methods to support team members, peers and senior leadership through transformation periods

Lesson 6

A look into the role that individual adaptability plays in supporting organisational change, and how leaders can continue to develop their leadership skills.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to differentiate between leadership skills and the routines they're used for
  • About the benefits of failure and how to take risks