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Principles and Practices of Leadership II

Build the leadership skills that are vital for effective management.

Every leader faces situations where they need to turn conflict into opportunities for themselves or others. Effective leaders know how to address and respond to a wide range of situations through effective communication, feedback, and effective conflict management techniques.

Gain valuable insight into the different techniques you can incorporate into your own leadership style to effectively manage situations. As you consider which style best suits your personality and leadership goals, you’ll learn the steps to take in initiating a conflict resolution model.

Within a team, a variety of relationships exist that can result in conflicts. You’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of teams by examining concepts such as group dynamics, leader-follower relationships, and delegation skills. Organizational climate can influence team creativity and you’ll look at factors that can impact performance. Teams that are able to make collective decisions are better able to manage themselves. You’ll consider ways to foster this self-management.

Culture, structure, and leadership philosophy directly influence a company’s or team’s creativity and innovation. As you explore ways to create a positive organizational culture and create ethical leadership and teams, you’ll analyze the behaviors associated with both charismatic and transformational leadership. You’ll also examine the benefits of fostering a diverse workforce as well as the benefits and obstacles to servant and stewardship leadership.

With technology is constantly changing the way every enterprise runs, companies that position themselves as learning organizations are better poised to survive and grow. Continually evolving to meet emerging needs can mean leading organizational change. You’ll analyze ways to create a more forward-looking organization as you also consider crisis management, the effects of globalization, and more.

Sample Topics

  • The leader as mentor and mediator
  • Creating effective teams
  • The intersection of leadership and corporate culture
  • Strategic operations and alignment

Topics are subject to change.

Sample Assignment

You’ll complete a final product, in either video or written form, that establishes your personal/professional mission and vision statements, and analyzes your leadership style.

Learning Outcomes

  • Obtain information.
  • Judge the qualities of things, services, or people.
  • Coach and develop others.
  • Resolve conflicts and negotiate with others.
  • Develop and build teams.
  • Communicate with persons outside the organization.
  • Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships.
  • Sell to or influence others.

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