Becoming a Powerful Leader

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Course Focus

In this course you will define and differentiate between leadership and management, develop a strategy for overcoming new leadership challenges, and evaluate motivational techniques and determine when to use them. You will also identify the skills needed to develop relationships crucial to your career development as a leader, based on the research and expertise of Professor Kate Walsh, Ph.D. of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

Using tools provided in this course, you will explore what motivates others, assess leadership styles, and examine communication with your leadership team. With the completion of an action plan at the end of the course, you will be ready to apply what you learn to your own organization.

Who should take this course?

This course is intended for professionals with under three years of leadership experience, working at or aspiring toward leadership roles. Learners may come from every continent and industry and from a diverse range of organizations, including for profits large and small, NGOs, and governmental agencies.

Key Benefits

Participants who complete this course will be able to...

  • Define and differentiate between leadership and management
  • Develop a strategy for overcoming new leadership challenges
  • Evaluate motivational techniques and determine when to use them
  • Identify the skills and relationships you need to develop that are crucial to your career development as a leader

Topics Include

Module 1- Distinguishing Between Leading and Managing

  1. Leading versus Managing
  2. Recognizing Cultural Differences
  3. Best Practices in Leading Effectively

Module 2 - Overcoming Challenges

  1. Identifying Assumptions and Recognizing Cognitive Limitations
  2. Managing and Recognizing the Challenges Facing Your Boss

Module 3 - Motivating People

  1. Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Motivation
  2. Job Enrichment versus Job Enlargement

Module 4 - Evaluating Your Leadership

  1. Assessing Your Leadership Style
  2. Applying Emotional Intelligence
  3. Becoming an Authentic Leader


Course Cost US$769
Hours to Complete Course: 6
CEUS earned 0.6
This course is part of one or more online certificates:

Please choose from the following course start dates:

26 December 2018
09 January 2019
23 January 2019
06 February 2019
20 February 2019
06 March 2019
20 March 2019
03 April 2019
17 April 2019
01 May 2019
15 May 2019
29 May 2019
12 June 2019
26 June 2019
10 July 2019
24 July 2019
07 August 2019
21 August 2019
04 September 2019
18 September 2019
02 October 2019
16 October 2019
30 October 2019
13 November 2019
27 November 2019
11 December 2019
25 December 2019
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