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Leadership and followership - Free Digital Badged course, CPD endorsed Free @ Open Learn
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Leadership and followership - Free Digital Badged course, CPD endorsed Free @ Open Learn

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Posted 12th Jun
You’ll start this course by considering your own leadership experience and learning more about different leadership styles. As you progress, you’ll focus on key leadership skills and how you might develop them yourself, exploring elements of both good and bad leadership and looking at possible solutions to problems that can arise. Followership has an important connection with leadership and you’ll find out more about what makes a good follower and how leaders can develop their followers to create more productive relationships and encourage them to consider leadership roles in the future. You’ll look at common leadership challenges and the future of leadership in this changing world. Finally, you’ll identify how you want to develop your own leadership skills and devise a plan to build your experience.

After completing this course, you should be able to:
  • describe a variety of leadership styles and approaches and analyse how they fit with personal preferences
  • recognise the skills required for leadership and assess personal experience and capability
  • define followership, from the perspectives of both the leader and the follower
  • identify how effective leadership can overcome a variety of common challenges
  • reflect on personal experience, start a leadership journal and devise an appropriate plan of action to develop leadership skills.

Earn a free Open University digital badge if you complete this course!
This course is endorsed by the CPD Standards Office . It can be used to provide evidence of continuing professional development but is not accredited learning.
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Mizz_Chilli12/06/2020 13:57

Sad reality but happens. Some incredibly competent people refuse to become …Sad reality but happens. Some incredibly competent people refuse to become managers because it a whole load of additional responsibility for not a lot of extra bucks


Happens? Every big company is like that unless you are the CEO of a company you're going to always have a boss
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Imagine doing a leadership course and still having a boss Jk
thetechyguy12/06/2020 13:47

Imagine doing a leadership course and still having a boss Jk


Sad reality but happens. Some incredibly competent people refuse to become managers because it's a whole load of additional responsibility for not a lot of extra bucks
Edited by: "Mizz_Chilli" 12th Jun
Mizz_Chilli12/06/2020 13:57

Sad reality but happens. Some incredibly competent people refuse to become …Sad reality but happens. Some incredibly competent people refuse to become managers because it a whole load of additional responsibility for not a lot of extra bucks


Happens? Every big company is like that unless you are the CEO of a company you're going to always have a boss
alex385012/06/2020 14:57

Happens? Every big company is like that unless you are the CEO of a …Happens? Every big company is like that unless you are the CEO of a company you're going to always have a boss


LOL True. I was thinking more along the lines of being in a leader/manager position rather than not being in one.
alex385012/06/2020 14:57

Happens? Every big company is like that unless you are the CEO of a …Happens? Every big company is like that unless you are the CEO of a company you're going to always have a boss


It's true, there's always a boss, even the CEO serves the board and shareholders!.
polarbaba12/06/2020 15:39

It's true, there's always a boss, even the CEO serves the board and …It's true, there's always a boss, even the CEO serves the board and shareholders!.


There's usually a boss, not always. Don't forget all the small businesses.
Will this help getting the ring to mount doom?
polarbaba12/06/2020 15:39

It's true, there's always a boss, even the CEO serves the board and …It's true, there's always a boss, even the CEO serves the board and shareholders!.


The board and shareholders have to answer to wives, girlfriends, children, paying for those large mansions and private jets
"reflect on personal experience, start a leadership journal and devise an appropriate plan of action to develop leadership skills."

And this, ladies and gents, is why middle managers are all a bunch of wonkers.
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Mizz_Chilli12/06/2020 13:57

Sad reality but happens. Some incredibly competent people refuse to become …Sad reality but happens. Some incredibly competent people refuse to become managers because it a whole load of additional responsibility for not a lot of extra bucks


Some incredibly sensible people lol.
alex385012/06/2020 14:57

Happens? Every big company is like that unless you are the CEO of a …Happens? Every big company is like that unless you are the CEO of a company you're going to always have a boss


Even the CEO has a boss. The point was mainly being in a position of power. Having management responsibilities under your belt. Eg. If you are an analyst you don't manage no one. But if you are a manager ofcourse you get to "lead"
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