Power And Influence (91-843)

The game is changing on the world stage! This requires a new type of leadership and new types of strategies. We will look at the role of the leader in the emerging world. The context of global leadership has significantly changed in the past 5 years. Technology and social media have been game changers that some still ignore. 

Regardless of your title, and regardless of the job you have you will have to display leadership qualities if you want to get ahead, get noticed and close the gap between your aspirations and your reality. 

Good leadership is driven from inner values and convictions. It is important to understand what research has shown us that makes up good leadership. It is important to identify how to match your leadership style to a situation, person or organisation’s culture. A lot of people espouse principles of good leadership but are very poor at practicing them. 

If you prove yourself to be a good leader you will virtually guarantee your success in whatever field you choose. Good leaders are rare. Whether you are leading in a global enterprise or a local organization, good leadership principles are the same. Regardless of your context, you will have to learn how to lead and communicate across social media platforms. 

This course will discuss the evidence base for transformational leadership, a variety of models of transformational leadership, what that means for you and how to match the right leadership model (it can be one that you create from the ones we discuss in class) to your personality, style and work context.
Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to: 
• Discern between transformational and transactional leadership; 
• Develop leadership paradigms to match our emerging global and digital society; 
• Discuss and debate good practice leading in a culturally diverse environment; 
• Identify the organizational barriers-and solutions- to transformational leadership; 
• Strengthen their emotional intelligence to become a more effective leader.


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