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- Available Lessons: 13
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis course teaches your employees about different leadership styles and helps them develop important management skills. By watching the video lessons and completing short quizzes, managerial employees can learn to apply techniques to boost employee motivation and performance.
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About This Course
Managers who have with strong leadership skills can increase employee morale and improve productivity in a workplace. The lessons in this course look at the role of leadership in an organization and can help your employees learn about the qualities of effective leaders, types of power and why communication skills are vital in good leaders.
How It Works
This course consists of several short video lessons, each just a few minutes long, and quizzes that allow your employees to review what they've just studied. Our format allows them to watch the lessons as their schedules allow, on a computer or mobile device. The lessons can be presented as part of a group corporate training session.
This course offers the following training features:
- Engaging video lessons that discuss important aspects of leadership
- Online availability, allowing managers to watch lessons whenever they have time and Internet access
- A clickable timeline in each lesson that allows employees to return to key points for additional review
- A chapter quiz covering the role of leaders in an organization, leadership styles and types of power
- A chapter quiz on qualities of good leaders, independent thinking, the importance of communication skills in a leader, interpersonal skills for leadership and time management
- A final exam that tests all of the information delivered in this course
How It Helps
- Promotes employee productivity: Managers who watch these lessons can learn essential leadership skills, such as communication and interpersonal skills, which can help to boost employee performance.
- Provides understanding of personal leadership style: By determining if they are task-oriented or people-oriented leaders, workplace managers will be able to adapt their methods to suit their abilities.
- Improves employee morale: Working for an effective leader with good interpersonal skills can inspire employees to feel better about themselves and their work, resulting in increased productivity.
- Offers help with time management: Managing time and tasks are the bane of many supervisors, and this course offers tips on how to organize for greater productivity and control.
Leadership Styles and Responsibilities
- Roles of leaders in an organization
- Difference between managers and leaders
- Leadership styles
- Personal and positional powers
- Qualities of effective leadership
- Independent thinking
- Communication skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Emotional intelligence
- Time management techniques
- How would you define leadership? What is the difference between being a leader and being a manager?
- What are some of the different ways leadership can be exercised? Give some examples of leadership exercised with or without formal power.
- Think of a time at work where you saw strong leadership displayed. How did this impact the work environment or the situation you were in?
- How have you learned leadership skills (through reading, another's example, trial and error, etc.) in the past? How would you rank your own leadership skills? What was the most effective way for you to learn and improve your leadership skills?
Ask the participants to imagine they can invite anyone who they consider a leader, alive or dead, famous or not, to a dinner. Ask them to choose a maximum of five people to invite to the dinner. Give the participants of the group about five minutes to write down who they would bring and then have them come back together and each share who they would invite. Then discuss these questions:
- Why did you invite who you invited?
- Did any of the other people's choices surprise you? Why or why not?
- How can you model the leadership skills displayed in the people you chose?
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