Imagine what your organization would be like if you and your colleagues were not motivated. Motivation is what drives people to accomplish things, whether it be small tasks or large undertakings. Without motivation, things simply would not get done. The ability to create an environment that encourages motivation takes both practice and skill as it's not a quality inherent in most people. As a leader, your capacity for motivating plays a key element in the success of your organization.
This course provides you with an understanding of why motivating strategies are important as a leader. It also provides you with practical techniques for encouraging motivation among employees in your organization. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
- recognize the definition of motivation
- recognize tactics that encourage intrinsic motivation by addressing higher-order needs in the workplace
- recognize how to involve, validate, and develop employees
- recognize actions that encourage motivation by enlisting the support of workplace systems
- take steps to encourage motivation in an individual employee, in a given scenario
Today's leaders must be able to communicate vision in such a way that the audience is engaged and everyone understands and internalizes the message. Effective leadership communication gives purpose and meaning to the work that people do. Leaders should strive to communicate vision with a sense of integrity, building trust as an individual and as a leader.
This course provides a general introduction to vision communication, including its nature and its purpose. You will be guided through numerous techniques and methods for a leader to successfully communicate vision, such as personalizing and multiplying a clear message, communicating enthusiasm in an authentic way, and making the organization's vision the employees' own vision. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
- identify approaches to communication that are likely to be important to employees
- match techniques for communicating vision to examples of how to execute them
- communicate vision to employees, as a leader in a given scenario
Why is it so hard to get people to agree to a good idea? Why are some leaders constantly faced with challenges and objections? Reaching agreement as a leader does not mean you should manipulate or force people to accept your ideas and accomplish your objectives; there are ethical ways for leaders to successfully build influence. Leaders attempting to influence and persuade others are faced with the challenges of navigating through organizational politics. An effective leader recognizes that organizational politics can provide positive ways to influence others in order to accomplish goals.
In this course, you will be guided through numerous methods and strategies for effectively influencing a team to accept your ideas. You'll be introduced to the importance of political awareness and the essential skills involved in using positive politics and avoiding negative politics when persuading others. You'll also have an opportunity to practice methods for influencing effectively and ethically. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
- recognize and classify examples of techniques for influencing people
- recognize actions that use politics to influence others in a positive way
- use influence techniques to persuade others while avoiding the negative use of politics, in a given scenario
Poised, outgoing, cheerful, having empathy for others, being able to express feelings directly but appropriately, and having the capacity for developing relationships. All of these abilities distinguish individuals with high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is a more reliable predictor of success than intellect! Leaders with a strong mixture of emotional awareness, self-management, and social skills navigate relationships more effectively and are more likely to be successful in their personal and professional lives.
This course provides you with an understanding of why emotional intelligence abilities are important as a leader. It also provides you with practical, positive techniques for promoting and improving emotional intelligence as a leader within your business environment. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
- recognize why emotional intelligence is important in the workplace
- match emotional intelligence competencies to their associated domains
- recognize which perception competencies need improvement and recommend techniques for cultivating them, in a given scenario
- choose actions that demonstrate emotional intelligence in controlling emotions
- recognize actions that demonstrate emotional intelligence in facilitating
How many times have you and your team decided on new plans to make day-to-day processes more efficient, only to watch months slip by with those plans unexecuted? Why don't certain tasks get executed? Why do things stay the same, even when the change is critical to your team?
This course provides you with techniques and strategies for executing business strategy, and more importantly, ideas on how to cultivate a culture that supports the active business execution needed to keep pace with today's fast-changing world. Specifically, the course will explore techniques for fostering a culture of business execution, one that leverages planning, people, and practice in an integrated approach to business execution. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
- recognize the meaning of business execution
- recognize how to leverage your business planning to support business execution
- classify examples of strategies for leveraging the "people" component of business execution
- support business execution through people and practice, in a given scenario