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What Great Leaders Do


What Great Leaders Do

What Great Leaders Do

Learn about the practices of great leaders.


Students: 3,098
Course Description

In this free online course Professor Bob Sutton reveals the successful habits of well respected leaders, and outlines the type of habits practised by those who fail to lead. He points out that when people move into positions of power, they can easily loose sight of the needs of those they lead.
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In this course you will learn what the hallmarks of great leaders are, how leaders need to hear the truth and how to deal with team disagreements. You will learn about rotten apples and how they must be removed for the health and longevity of a team. He also explains the best way to "wage war" with an ineffective leader. This course will be of great interest to all business professionals who lead a company or a team and want to improve their leadership skills. This course will also be of great interest to those who are moving into a management position and want to unlock their leadership potential.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes - Learn the best habits of effective managers and the worst habits of those who fail to lead; - Why the best bosses work hard to remain in-tune with those they manage; - What happens when bosses does not pay attention to their employees while being closely watched by those same employees; - Explain the three things that can happen to cause “power poisoning”; - Learn the hallmarks and strategies of smart in-tune bosses; - Why managers often find it difficult to hear the truth; - What are the strategies for dealing with team disagreements; - What indicators to look for to determine if a prospective boss will be pleasant and effective; - The best approach to telling an ineffective manager what you really think.


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Course Title What Great Leaders Do
Course # 398
Course Publisher Stanford
Course Category 9
Content Origin
Course Description  In this free online course Professor Bob Sutton reveals the successful habits of well respected leaders, and outlines the type of habits practised by those who fail to lead. He points out that when people move into positions of power, they can easily loose sight of the needs of those they lead. In this course you will learn what the hallmarks of great leaders are, how leaders need to hear the truth and how to deal with team disagreements. You will learn about rotten apples and how they must be removed for the health and longevity of a team. He also explains the best way to "wage war" with an ineffective leader. This course will be of great interest to all business professionals who lead a company or a team and want to improve their leadership skills. This course will also be of great interest to those who are moving into a management position and want to unlock their leadership potential.
License  This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 07 November 2012
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Jihad Muhamed Egypt It is an amazing course I advise all of you to study it perfectly... 2014-11-24 16:11:57
  • Amesh Naidoo South Africa Its Awesome The ideas shared challenge the status quo positively 2014-11-24 12:11:43
  • Sabrina Menon United States of America good input on how to be effective as a potential leader 2014-11-07 04:11:30
  • Mkuleko Hikwa Zimbabwe Good bosses expect more -- from themselves and from others. Top bosses show you how to get there. And they bring you along for what turns out to be an unbelievable ride. Tough and smart bosses see opportunity in instability and uncertainty. 2014-10-14 22:10:37
  • Hattie Stallworth United States of America Overall, I enjoyed the presentation and agree with what was said. 2014-10-07 21:10:27
  • Frances Mcconnell United States of America Excellent course. Loved Mr. Sutton's presentation, was very engaging and enlightening! 2014-09-02 23:09:18
  • Thomas Spangler United States of America I thought this was a very well developed and informational course. I have started implementing some of the ideas in this course with the team that I manage. 2014-09-02 16:09:34
  • Maria Chavez-Maestas United States of America Very informative. I enjoyed the video format. 2014-07-25 17:07:34
  • Vladimir Raykov Bulgaria I liked it, thank you very much. 2014-04-22 19:04:35
  • John Moylan United States of America I'm a "seasoned" manager and previuos leadership roles in several companies including one of my own. Unfortunately I self-identified with several of the bad boss scenarios. Excellent program and reorientation even for bosses with assholish tendencies! When I feel my renewed management skills backsliding I'll revisit this training. Great Program!!!! 2014-03-29 20:03:39
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