Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles
Mobilize people to tackle tough problems and build the capacity to thrive through the dangers of change with this free online course from Harvard University.
Ideal for new managers and requisite professional development for seasoned leaders, Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles focuses on essential skills employers value most, from communication in the workplace to strategic problem-solving. Mobilize people to tackle tough problems and build the capacity to thrive through the dangers of change.
Exercising Leadership Course Description
The crises of our time generate enormous adaptive challenges for our families, organizations, communities, and societies. The need for leadership that can mobilize people to meet these challenges and improve life is critical.
In this free online course, you will explore strategies for leading in a changing world where adaptive pressures will continue to challenge all of us. You will discover new ways to approach complex organizational systems and take thoughtful action on the work we all face ahead. Most importantly, you will reflect on how to move forward on the leadership challenges you care about most.
In this short introductory course, you will discover a diagnostic-and-action process for exercising leadership that explores the following foundational principles and strategies:
- Identify and unbundle complex challenges
- Understand the role of formal and informal authority
- Identify the key perspectives of stakeholders
- Build and renew trust relationships
- Approach conflict
- Implement personal strategies for surviving and thriving amidst change