Become an adaptable leader, ready to face the challenges of the disrupted workplace. This Specialization will equip you with the skills to lead and navigate the ever-changing global environment we now work in. Through four themed courses you will: learn how to motivate staff with meaningful work (Become a Meaning Maker); better enable your organization to deliver on its strategic objectives (Know Your Organisation); harness your team’s diversity and use teamwork to innovate and increase your organization’s output (Know Your People), and strengthen your personal leadership skills (Adapt Your Leadership Style).
In each module, you will review how organisational science can help address real-life leadership and organisational challenges. Based on these reviews, you will learn how to develop and evaluate strategies that can help ensure you, your people and your organisation can adapt, compete and succeed.
- Organisational design: Know your organisation
You will examine what organisational culture is, the primary organisational structures, and what we mean by systems, before building on your foundational knowledge and taking a more strategic perspective. The structured learning activities that complement this course (video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments) will not only prepare you to take your organisation forward in a more strategic direction, but to make better decisions along the way.
- Organisational behaviour: Know your people
Via structured learning activities (video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments) you will be exposed to the latest best-practice leadership strategies to enable your employees to achieve more at work. You’ll examine case studies on advanced leadership strategies and be challenged to consider how these might apply to your own workplace.
- Adapt your leadership style
You’ll learn how the digital revolution, along with an increased focus on projects and teamwork, has dramatically altered the perception of leadership in a way that now demands all organisational members take on some form of self-leadership.
- Visionary leadership, identity & motivation: Become a meaning maker
In this course you will explore how leaders can create a compelling vision and communicate it, and how they create meaning and make work more meaningful. You will look at the role the brain and the body play in processing meaning, and how this can inspire your employees to follow you and your vision.
What will you learn
- Analyse how to motivate staff with meaningful work.
- Understand how to enable your organisation to deliver on its strategic objectives.
- Examine the ways you can harness your team’s diversity and use teamwork to innovate and increase your organisation’s output.
- Evaluate leadership theories and develop your personal leadership skills.