What is this course about?
Leadership that empowers employees and encourages an unconditional move to excellence is often in short supply in organisations.
In this course, the emphasis is on:
- Differentiating between leading and managing
- What is meant by leadership?
- What is meant by visionary leadership?
- Leadership styles and differentiation between the facilitative/democratic, the autocratic/traditional and the free-rein styles of leadership
- Leadership and management challenges faced in the South African workplace/context
Who should be doing this course?
The key challenge for business managers is to create the conditions in which people are willing to do the work, not only because they have to, but because they want to. This module will equip business managers with skills to empower employees and encourage their unconditional move to excellence.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Define what is meant by leadership.
- Differentiate between leading and managing.
- Discuss how visionary leadership impacts on Kotter’s definition of leadership.
- Discuss the leadership role as outlined in the Law of Navigation.
- Discuss the leadership role as it pertains to the Law of Empowerment.
- List and discuss leadership roles.
- Differentiate between Facilitative/Democratic, and Autocratic/Traditional and Free-Rein styles of leadership.
- Discuss the concept of leadership competencies.
How is your course mark calculated?
Your course mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!
Study at your own pace!
We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!