Leadership and Influence Course Online
They say that leaders are born, not made. While it is true that some people are born leaders, some leaders are born in the midst of adversity. Often, people who have never had a leadership role will stand up and take the lead when a situation they care about requires it. A simple example is parenting. When a child arrives, many parents discover leadership abilities they never knew existed in order to guide and protect their offspring.
Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership and Influence, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding.
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What are the Course Objectives for Leadership and Influence?
Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for this course.
By the end of this online course, you will be able to:
- Define “leadership”
- Explain the Great Man Theory
- Explain the Trait Theory
- Understand Transformational Leadership
- Understand the people you lead and how to adapt your leadership styles
- Explain leading by Directing
- Explain leading by Coaching
- Explain leading by Participating
- Explain leading by Delegating
- Kouzes and Posner
- Conduct a personal inventory
- Create an action plan
- Establish personal goals
How Does the Online Leadership and Influence Course Work?
This online course includes our course modules, allowing you to take it when you’re ready and at your own pace. The completion time is 2-3 hours of study. You can log in to the learning management system from anywhere, making learning self-directed and available 24/7 using any computer or smartphone.
Do I Need to Speak English Fluently in Order to Complete the Leadership and Influence Course?
English doesn’t have to be your first language in order to participate in this course. However, you must understand English in order to complete the coursework. Depending on your English level, some participants might use more than the designated time to complete the course.
Will I Receive a Certificate?
When you have successfully completed this course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. This official proof-of-completion document is issued by Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square, organized in 2014 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Based on best practices and standards in online education, all our courses meet the high standards of U.S. education. As a member of the Harvard Square Business Association, we are included in the Harvard community at Harvard Square and a member of the Harvard Faculty Club. We are also a member of AACSB International, which places us in the same elite group with the best educational institutions and business schools in the world.
The Leaders Excellence Certificate Courses℠ are an approved and registered service mark by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, classified under education class 41.
What Self-Reflective Question to Ask Yourself on Leadership and Influence?
Think of some skills or qualities you feel make up a good leader.
The debate in regards to leaders being born or made has been around for a long time, what are your thoughts on it?
To Sum it Up, What are Leadership and Influence?
Simply speaking, “leadership” is defined as “the ability to lead.” Unfortunately, this is not very helpful. A better definition comes from the BNET online Business Dictionary: “The capacity to establish direction and to influence and align others toward a common goal, motivating and committing them to action and making them responsible for their performance.” Although this is more descriptive, it is not substantial. It does not tell us what leadership actually is, but rather what it does.
Not everyone is on the same intellectual, maturity, compliance, or motivational level. Different people are motivated by different things, and this must be taken into account if one is to be a great leader. Communications experts consider it critical to tailor your message to your “target audience.” It is the followers that you want to motivate and influence and you cannot do that if you don’t know whom you are trying to motivate or influence.
The best leaders are able to influence others to do something and think it was all their idea. Don’t worry about taking credit for every good thing that happens on your watch. As the leader, you get credit whenever your followers succeed because you created the environment that allowed their success.
How Do I Register for the Leadership and Influence Course?
To register for the Leadership and Influence course, please complete the registration form below by scrolling down to find this course on the list. You will be forwarded to our payment page after you have submitted your information.
The cost for this course is $65 and is available for enrollment all year around with rolling admission. If you sign up for 2 courses at the same time the cost is $120 and $175 for 3 courses. Once we receive your registration and payment, you will be enrolled in the course(s) on the next business day with access for 5 days to the learning management system. As the courses are delivered 100% online, it is open to business professionals globally. The completion time for each course is 2-3 hours of study.
Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information at info@LeadersExcellence.com.