Shaping Your Professional Brand (Coursera)
You've thought about who you are and how you want your career to be. You have some skills to deal with situations that could cause problems. What about the team around you? How do you build functional and constructive professional relationships? How can you add value? What do employers look for when they are promoting?
Skill-building in this course will include asking questions, listening, developing likeability (you’d better be stellar if you’re difficult), identifying cognitive bias, apologizing, receiving apologies, and the basics of whistleblowing. After this course, you will be able to:
- assess your own listening and reactions and retune them in advance or on the spot for a more constructive outcome
- add value at work by keeping situations easy instead of difficult
- manage your own approach
- be prepared when things go wrong
The prerequisite for this course is Course One of the Specialization "Professional IQ: Preventing and Solving Problems at Work".
Shaping Your Professional Brand is course 2 of 4 in the Professional IQ: Preventing and Solving Problems at Work Specialization.
In this Specialization, Professional IQ: Preventing Solving Problems at Work, learners use real-world dilemmas and ethical problems experienced by professionals around the world to clarify and articulate their personal values as a foundation for the issues they face. Successful people use these skills every day—and you should too: making strong decisions; recognizing and avoiding career-damaging pitfalls; preventing and resolving conflicts so as to be value-added members of teams; knowing how and when to apologize effectively; knowing how to ask constructive questions that advance work; and honing leadership skills—whether for being influential at work or holding a position of authority. Learners develop a Personal Leadership Credo, as part of a portfolio applying the skills from the course in situations that learners develop themselves.
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