Leadership Theory: The Basics (FutureLearn)

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This course is for experienced professionals looking to understand how a modern business succeeds through leadership, culture, decision making and change management.
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Leadership Theory: The Basics (FutureLearn)
Get introduced to the theory behind leadership and leadership styles and find out the difference between managers and leaders. Learn the basics of leadership theory. On this leadership course, you will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of leadership, different styles of leadership and their respective strengths and weaknesses.

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You will have the opportunity to learn the differences between management and leadership and will investigate in detail the ethical issues that surround the issue of leadership.


What topics will you cover?

- Fundamentals of leadership: what is the evolutionary process of leadership theories?

- What are the major conclusions of the trait theories?

- The skills approach to leadership

- What are the major conclusions of the behavioural theories?

- Identifying the major components of the contingency theories

- Transactional and transformational leadership


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Differentiate between leadership and management

- Critically analyse the trait, skills, style and contingency theories of leadership

- Appraise the strengths and weaknesses of the different theories of leadership

- Investigate the different types of leadership and their implications for organisations



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This course is for experienced professionals looking to understand how a modern business succeeds through leadership, culture, decision making and change management.

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