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Leadership Effectiveness

Leadership Effectiveness

Create Work Environments That Maximize Team Effectiveness and Motivation

Change doesn’t happen overnight, nor does it happen in a vacuum. When you manage teams and are being counted on to initiate or implement change, you need skills to both mobilize and motivate your workforce. It takes true leadership to get buy-in for new ideas and processes. And it requires a vision for the impact of change to communicate its value to others.

Leadership Effectiveness

In this course, you’ll build leadership and team development skills, learn to overcome employee resistance, and develop strategies for increasing worker engagement. You’ll also learn how to use goal setting, incentives and evidence-based management to create and oversee teams that are driven to succeed.

What You’ll Learn

Leadership and Evidence-Based Management

  • How to define leadership as a social process
  • Leading vs. managing and the importance of both
  • How to put evidence-based management into practice
  • Theories about leader emergence and implicit leadership
  • Ways to use power and social influence effectively

Meeting the Needs of Followers

  • The human need for autonomy, competence and relatedness
  • Benefits of achieving a good person-environment fit
  • Ways to create high quality relationships with your followers
  • The difference between learning-oriented and performance-oriented followers
  • How to satisfy followers by meeting their needs and encouraging intrinsic motivation

Establishing Enriching, Fair Work Environments

  • Strategies for producing fair outcomes
  • How to create and leverage job design to motivate followers
  • Ways to ensure procedures and interpersonal treatment are impartial

Using Directive and Supportive Behaviors to Achieve Effective Leadership

  • Benefits and effectiveness of directive leadership
  • Ways to set goals that gain support from others
  • What it takes to be a supportive leader
  • Why mentoring and socialization are important
  • How to give feedback that is motivating rather than frustrating

The Impact of Participative, Transactional and Ethical Behaviors

  • How to apply participative, transactional and ethical leadership strategies
  • Ways to delegate tasks and empower your workforce
  • Best practices for rewarding or disciplining followers

Effective Leadership Through Transformational Behaviors

  • How to be a transformational leader
  • Why transformational leadership works
  • How to activate the interdependent identities of followers
  • Strategies for managing your emotions and expressing your confidence
  • Ways to be charismatic through emotional contagion, language and visioning

Leading and Managing Organizational Change

  • The truth about Lewin’s Model of Organizational Change
  • How to set guidelines for implementing change
  • Ways to evaluate, monitor, measure and institutionalize change
  • Types of change interventions and examples of successful change initiatives
  • How to develop an action plan, encourage participation and overcome change resistance

Credit & Tuition

ACE credit recommendation 3 semester hours in the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category. Register today and earn 3.5 CEUs for $1,980. 

Who Should Register?

This comprehensive eight-week course is designed for aspiring or current managers, consultants and organizational leaders across all position levels. It is for anyone who manages or wants to manage change within an organization and demonstrate the behaviors of a true leader.