Leadership Skills in Business - Free Online Course | Alison

Leadership Skills in Business

Boost your business leadership and management abilities, organisational skills, and recruitment know-how, for free.

Leadership and Management
Free Course
Entrepreneurs need more than unique business ideas to succeed; they need to be good leaders too. This course will teach you the effective leadership skills entrepreneurs and business professionals use to reach their goals. This will include lessons on how to organize your company, how to select your business team, how to manage your business team, and how you should behave as a business professional to bring success to your organisation.





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Being an entrepreneur requires a great sense of responsibility and an awareness of what your main priorities should be. This course will begin by teaching you the three critical duties of a business owner. The course will then cover the three main types of organizations business leaders deal with, namely the sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporations. You will also learn about the four stages of organizational growth, how to recruit employees, how to conduct an interview, and why you should treat employees as assets.

Once a team of employees has been built, a good entrepreneur needs to manage them efficiently. With this course, you will learn the importance of staff training and appraisal as well as how to give and receive feedback. Do you know how to determine employee salaries? Don't worry. This course will teach you the four steps in determining staff pay. You will also learn the four disciplines of business ethics as well as the most important corporate responsibilities.

They say that the difference between a boss and a leader is that a boss says "Go!" while a leader says "Let's go!" With this course, you will learn everything you need to know to become a successful and effective entrepreneur with a team that will follow your lead. These leadership skills will not only help you grow, but your employees as well. So, check out the course and start climbing the ladder to success!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will improve your leadership skills by learning about different types of organisations and the four stages of organisational growth. You will gain a good knowledge of recruitment methods and of successful ways to manage your employees. This course will help you to understand corporate responsibility and the four important disciplines of business ethics.


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