Full course description
The idea that leadership is an innate quality that is possessed only by a few people in the world, is not considered valid anymore. In truth, leadership can be studied and learnt through discussion, exercises and being open to different opinions. In which situations is what type of leadership required? How are group dynamics influencing leadership? What skills are necessary for a leader? And what about your personal skills: which skills do you want to (further) develop and what aspects suit you less? Which leadership style is most effective for you? This skills training is aimed to inspire you and further develop your personal leadership skills and is relevant for students at any level of leadership skills development.
At the end of the skills-training, students
- can distinguish different leadership styles and reflect on their own style of leadership
- have recognized the interrelationship between organizational culture and leadership and reflect upon their own leadership behaviour in groups
- have identified some of their personal VABEs (values, assumptions, believes and expectations) and reflected upon how they influence their communication as a leader
- can execute effective verbal and non-verbal active listening skills and reflect how their ability to listen affect their leadership skills
- can differentiate between conflict styles and have discovered their personally preferred conflict style with its advantages and pitfalls.
- can reflect on ethical leadership and appraise the value of authenticity and charisma for ethical leadership behaviour
Materials available on Student Portal.