Introduction to Leadership

Course Description:

No matter your age or what phase of your career you're in, leadership is a crucial skill on the path to success. This course examines how to be a successful (that is, effective) leader. This course asks the crucial questions about leadership in today's organizations: What is leadership and why is it important? What does effective leadership require? What is visionary leadership? What is the role of charisma? What is the difference between managing, administering, and leading? This course offers a balance of the theory of leadership with some real-world application to help you develop this critical skill for personal growth and success.
 
This course is based on D. Quinn Mills' book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School. Excerpts of the book are made available via PDF download and no additional purchase is required.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define leadership and explain its importance
  • Discuss some of the better-known leadership theories (Fiedler's contingency theory; Path-goal theory; Vroom-Yetton-Jago theory)
  • Distinguish leadership from management and administration
  • Recognize the role of leadership in setting the ethical tone for an organization
  • Describe the principles for building an ethical culture
  • Explore how leadership requires setting an ethical example
  • Discuss how leaders can deal with ethical lapses
  • Describe the role of leadership during an ethical crisis
  • Apply ethical principles to workplace scenarios
  • Discuss the positives and negatives surrounding charismatic leadership
  • Recognize the importance of training, learning, and role-playing in leadership
  • Discuss the seven bases for leadership
  • Explain why formal authority alone does not guarantee leadership
  • Discuss the nine key qualities for leadership
  • Identify the five central skills needed for effective leadership and explain ways to strengthen or develop those skills in a leader
  • Explain the role of leadership in shaping an organization's culture
Estimated Length: 5 hours
 
CEUs: 0.5 CEUs | 5 PDUs
 
Notes:
 
This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
 
This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.
 
Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.
 
Project Management Institute, PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, Project Management Professional, PMP, Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional, PMI-RMP, the PMI Talent Triangle, and the PMI Talent Triangle logo are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
 
Information in this course has been taken from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) — Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013.
 
The following list outlines the PDUs you will earn for completing this course, based on the certification you have.
 
PMP®/PgMP®
 
Technical: 0 Leadership: 5
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 5
 
PMI-RMP®
 
Technical: 0 Leadership: 5
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 5
 
PMI-SP®
 
Technical: 0 Leadership: 5
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 5
 
PMI-ACP®
 
Technical: 0 Leadership: 5
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 5
 
PfMP®
 
Technical: 0 Leadership: 5
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 5
 
PMI-PBA®
 
Technical: 0 Leadership: 5
Strategic/Business: 0 TOTAL: 5 

  

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

$105

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CEUs Certificate

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. A fee is required for all complimentary webinars.

On-Site Training

This course can be customized and delivered on-site at your facility.

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