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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

What Makes a Good Leader?

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

A Toolkit for Demonstrating Abilities Beyond Your Role

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

Creating Your Own Opportunities for Personal Development

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

Demonstrating Leadership Through Vision, Mentorship & Crisis Handling

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

Driving Organisational Change With Proactive & Inspiring Leadership

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

How To Be an Effective Leader Through Continuous Development

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