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What Great Leaders Do


What Great Leaders Do

What Great Leaders Do

Learn about the practices of great leaders.


Students: 3,425
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 Post-Secondary
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Khalid Al Habsi Canada It is a good introduction to the life of good and bad leaders 2015-02-26 00:02:11
  • Joshua Suku Liberia This is a great course that needs to be lengthened in contents. I never wanted this course to end....Bravo Mr. Sutton 2015-02-25 16:02:07
  • Sourindra Mozumder India Excellent knowledge improving short term leadership course. 2015-02-12 19:02:16
  • Mariah Fults United States of America Great course. Short but very informative. 2015-02-11 23:02:58
  • Jack Comer United States of America Was a good course. A very short course but it takes in many important features when it comes to personnel management and human relations. One issue I have with the course is that the camera man doesn't stay long enough with the slide show. So you don't have time to write down or even contemplate what is being shown. The camera focuses too much on the speaker and we already know what he looks like. Also if you see the whole video you suffer from information overload because the speaker talks a little too fast. Good thing they broke the whole thing down. Much easier. 2015-01-28 21:01:15
  • Michael Gus United States of America I felt the course had good content and would recommend to others 2015-01-25 20:01:17
  • Cassandra Tribe United States of America really good, not just for bosses but for employees too 2015-01-19 22:01:11
  • Ivan Camacho Colombia Una parte aunque no la más importante, es la de poder luchar contra esos lideres negativos que a cambio de incentivar y apoyar a su equipo lo que buscan es intimidarlo y no permiten el desarrollo de sus integrantes. es cierto no es una tarea de uno solo y menos de un camikaze 2014-12-30 00:12:47
  • Stoyan Gechkov Bulgaria This is a nice course. I learned some new useful things from it. 2014-12-23 20:12:20
  • Jihad Muhamed Egypt It is an amazing course I advise all of you to study it perfectly... 2014-11-24 16:11:57
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