Transformational Leadership (94-804)

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 global and digital world. The context of global leadership has significantly changed in the past 5 years. Technology and social media have been game changers and a number of leaders still do not use them effectively. 

Regardless of your title, or 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. 

Evidence based transformational leadership is driven from inner values and convictions. It is important to understand what research has shown us that constitutes effective leadership and the difference between transactional and transformational leadership. It is also important to identify how to adapt your leadership style to a situation, person or organisation’s culture. A number of people espouse principles of good leadership but are very poor at practicing them. 

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, respectfully and effectively lead in a culturally diverse environment and be rapidly adaptable to change. 

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 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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