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Organizational Leadership



The effectiveness of the organization's leadership is crucial. Every decision made inside the organization is made with input from the leadership. Leadership activities have an impact on a variety of organizational factors, including work environment, managing conflicts, organizational structure, power and politics, culture, and many others. This course examines leadership from that angle and offers participants the chance to learn how leadership influences and impacts organizational outcomes.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain leadership in the context of organizations.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of workplace organizational motivation.
  • Create an internal and external organizational communication plan.
  • Create a strategy for high-performance teams to achieve the best results for the organization.
  • Understand the role that leadership plays in maintaining an engaged organizational culture.

Targeted Audience

  • Current corporate leaders who are eager to develop their leadership abilities should take this course. Aspiring leaders, department heads, senior managers, and team leaders who want to hone their leadership abilities from an organizational standpoint in order to prepare for more significant leadership responsibilities are also catered for by the course.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Leadership and organizational behavior

  • Defining organizational leadership
  • Understanding organizational behavior
  • Trends and changes
  • People at work: individual differences and perceptions
    • Individual differences: values and personality
    • The power of perception
    • Attitudes and behaviors
    • The four foundations for a happy workplace
  • Organizational leadership and ethical standards
  • Leadership success measures

Unit 2: Leadership and organizational motivation

  • Organizational motivation - from theory to practice
  • Leading towards a motivated work environment
    • Motivation through job design
    • Motivation through goal setting
    • Motivation through performance appraisals
    • Motivation through performance incentives
  • Motivation success measures

Unit 3: Leadership and organizational communication

  • Defining organizational communication
  • The strategy behind organizational communication
    • Internal strategy
    • External strategy
  • Barriers to organizational communication
  • Overcoming those barriers
  • Communication success measures
  • The importance of communicating change
  • What people want to hear and what they need to see
  • Elements of a change communication plan 
  • Dos and don’ts when communicating change

Unit 4: Leadership and organizational teams

  • The individual contributor versus the team player
  • High-performing organizational teams
  • Characteristics of high-performance teams
  • Leading teams within an organization
    • Behavioral approaches to team leadership
    • The role of the context
    • Contemporary approaches to team leadership
    • The power within a team
    • Politics within a team
  • Performance success measures

Unit 5: Leadership and organizational culture

  • The power of organizational culture
  • Characteristics of an engaged organizational culture
  • Building an organizational culture
  • Sustaining the right organizational culture
  • Culture success measures

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