Leadership: Working with Leadership Styles
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Leadership: Working with Leadership Styles

Learn to develop your leadership strengths using emotional intelligence to become an agile leader in any situation.
3.6 (14 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,260 students enrolled
Created by Robin Hills
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 articles
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Explore the six styles of leadership
  • Identify which leadership style to use and in which situation
  • Recognise the effect that each leadership style has on other people in positive and negative ways
  • Enhance your capabilities to adapt your leadership capabilities to suit the circumstances
  • Determine ways that you can increase or tone down the use of each style
Requirements
  • An interest in understanding more about leadership
  • Anyone in a leadership role who wants to try to get the best out of people
Description

Great leaders can be many things, but they can only be measured by one criterion - the performance that they influence through others

In today's volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous workplace, it’s not enough to be a manager. You must truly learn how to be a leader - someone who influences and transforms how others feel about themselves and the work they do.

Your leadership behaviour has the greatest impact on the people you lead and your team.  This will impact the productivity and the motivation of everyone.  It affects the effort that people are prepared to contribute.  The more they contribute, the more successful the team will be. 

Become a leader in your workplace by harnessing the power of the six leadership styles

  • Directive - securing immediate compliance

  • Pace-setting - accomplishing tasks to high standards of quality

  • Affiliative - creating harmony 

  • Democratic - getting everyone's commitment and generating ideas

  • Visionary - providing long term vision and direction

  • Coaching - long term professional development

There is no right or wrong leadership style - the most effective style will vary depending upon the demands of the situation.

Effective leaders use these styles in the right measure and at the right time to create a positive, energising work climate for their teams.

Understanding the six leadership styles, you will be able to:

  • Determine how to adapt your style to be an effective leader

  • Identify daily practices that will enable you to shift your style to do the right things, at the right time, in the right circumstances and with the right people

  • Recognise how each style of leadership plays a crucial role in influencing others and leading a company to success

Leadership is not something you’re born with, it can be learned.

Whether you have been recently promoted to a leadership role, have an interest in being promoted to a management position, or are simply looking for the next step in your career, you probably have or will find yourself asking, “How can I understand what to do to become a good leader?”

This course will introduce you to the six leadership styles of effective leadership and how to adapt them to influence others, lead effectively, work with different types of people, and create an engaging team environment.

The course also includes practical strategies for you to consider to increase the use of each style and to tone down the use of each style.  Putting these into practice will help you to be more flexible in your approach as a leader.

The interactive practical activities within this course will help you to define your preferred style of leadership.  By completing these practical activities, you will be able to

  • recognise your preferred leadership style

  • identify what you need to do to tone down the use of this leadership style at critical times

  • determine which leadership style you need to increase to have the greatest success

  • choose the actions and behaviours to develop the use of this leadership style

  • assess how to become more comfortable using all the styles of leadership for specific work scenarios you’ll face as a leader

There is a challenging quiz based around a range of leadership situations .

You are going work through a range of typical scenarios / case studies that leaders experience in business.

The series of questions gets you to consider all the leadership styles and to choose the style that will give the best outcome and the best chance of success.

You’ll walk away from this course able to communicate powerfully to your colleagues, develop effective relationships, and improve the overall performance of yourself, your team and your organisation.

Take action and learn how to harness the power of using different styles for effective leadership today! 

Recently, the course has been hit with a number of low ratings without comments, which affect the overall course ratings.  Constructive feedback is always welcome.  The course is being continually revised to ensure it remains current and relevant, but this has not been reflected in the ratings so far.

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Latest update - June 2020

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone in an organisational role that involves leading, influencing and developing people.
  • Anyone leading people at work, running a club, or a starting a new business.
  • Anyone who is in a management role and who is keen to develop their leadership qualities.
Course content
Expand all 41 lectures 01:18:36
+ Introduction to the Course
3 lectures 04:48

Welcome to the course "Working with your Leadership Style".  This video introduces the course and looks at what is covered. 

Preview 02:15

Before we start the course, here is a practical activity that encourages you to think about why you are taking the course and what you want to get from it.

Practical Activity: Reflecting about this Leadership Course
00:46

In this lesson I am introducing the course looking at what we will be covering as you work through the course material.

Preview 01:47
+ The Principles of Good Leadership
7 lectures 15:38

An effective leader affects the climate of the team and therefore the team's performance.  This lesson looks at what makes a great leader.

What Makes an Effective Leader?
01:21

Self-awareness is a fundamental part of emotional intelligence and good leadership.  This lesson looks at self-awareness as a leadership capability - its advantages and disadvantages.

Why Self-Awareness is so Important in Leadership
03:41

Being a leader is like being connected to Wi-Fi. With emotional intelligence- a strong Wi-Fi signal - you are able to tune into yourself, other people and the situation that you find yourselves in.

Preview 02:20

We all experience a range of emotions at work.  This lesson covers why emotional intelligence at work matters. 

Why Emotional Intelligence is Important as a Leader
03:45

What is leadership?  It's the same as management, isn't it?

Preview 01:11

A mode of leadership is the way or manner in which your leadership occurs or is experienced, expressed, or done.

This lecture looks at three distinctive modes of leadership.

  1. Authoritarian

  2. Participative

  3. Enabling

The 3 Modes of Leadership
03:06

This pen and paper questionnaire contains statements about beliefs around modes of leadership and will help assess what leadership mode you normally use.

Practical Activity: Assessing your Mode of Leadership
00:14
+ The Six Styles of Leadership
9 lectures 17:05

In his book "Leadership That Gets Results”, Daniel Goleman identified six Leadership Styles.  This lecture covers the six styles.

This lesson includes a downloadable document, which is a reference chart covering the six leadership styles.

The 6 Leadership Styles
00:45

This questionnaire gives you the chance to determine which leadership style(s) you are currently using in your current work situation and which leadership style(s) you are least comfortable using.

Practical Activity: What Is My Leadership Style?
00:25

What is the Commanding Style of leadership?  When and where should it be used?

Preview 03:02

What is the Pacesetting Style of leadership?  When and where should it be used?

"Do What I Do" - The Pacesetting Leadership Style
03:27

What is the Democratic Style of leadership?  When and where should it be used?

"Let's Decide What To Do Together" - The Democratic Leadership Style
02:23

What is the Afiliative Style of leadership?  When and where should it be used?

"Let's Do What's Best For Everyone" - The Affiliative Leadership Style
02:30

What is the Visionary Style of leadership?  When and where should it be used?

"Do What Will Help Us To Reach Our Goals" - The Visionary Leadership Style
02:04

What is the Coaching Style of leadership?  When and where should it be used?

"How Can I help You Do It Better?" - The Coaching Leadership Style
02:21

This lesson contains a booklet that summarise all of the six leadership styles.

The Six Leadership Styles Summary Booklet and Poster
00:08

This quiz is designed to make you think about each of the leadership styles to support your learning. 

Quiz to Test your Knowledge of Leadership Styles
8 questions
+ The Underpinning Skills and Behaviours of the Leadership Styles
3 lectures 08:40

This lecture looks at the underpinning skills and behaviours of leadership styles.

The Skills and Behaviours of Each Leadership Style
01:15

This lecture covers the skills that underpin each leadership style.

The Underpinning Skills of Each Leadership Style
03:50

This lecture covers the demonstrated behaviours that underpin each leadership style.

The Demonstrated Behaviours of Each Leadership Style
03:35
+ Increasing and Toning Down the Use of Each Leadership Style
14 lectures 22:44

This lecture introduces this section looking at the ways that each of the leadership styles can be changed by increasing the use or by toning down the use.

Introduction to Increasing and Toning Down the Use of Each Leadership Style
01:11

The Commanding Style is a task focused style of leadership.  Leaders who are good at the relationship side of leadership often find using this style of leadership can be quite challenging. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Commanding Style of Leadership can be increased.

How to Increase the Use of The Commanding Style
01:31

The Pacesetting Style is also a task focused style of leadership.  Leaders who are good at the relationship side of leadership often find using this style of leadership can be quite challenging. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Pacesetting Style of Leadership can be increased.

How to Increase the Use of The Pacesetting Style
01:36

The Democratic Style is a people focused style of leadership.  Leaders who are good at the task side of leadership often find using this style of leadership can be quite challenging. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Democratic Style of Leadership can be increased.

How to Increase the Use of The Democratic Style
01:08

The Affiliative Style is also a people focused style of leadership.  Leaders who are good at the task side of leadership often find using this style of leadership can be quite challenging. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Affiliative Style of Leadership can be increased.

How to Increase the Use of The Affiliative Style
01:31

The Visionary Style is an enabling focused style of leadership.  Leaders who are good at day to day, tactical part of leadership often find using this style of leadership can be quite challenging. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Visionary Style of Leadership can be increased.

How to Increase the Use of The Visionary Style
01:45

The Coaching Style is also an enabling focused style of leadership.  Leaders who are good at day to day, tactical part of leadership often find using this style of leadership can be quite challenging. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Coaching Style of Leadership can be increased.

How to Increase the Use of The Coaching Style
03:03

The Commanding Style is a task focused style of leadership.  It gets quick results.  However, used consistently and over a long period of time, it can have a negative impact on the leader's effectiveness. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Commanding Style of Leadership can be toned down.

How to Tone Down the Use of The Commanding Style
01:49

The Pacesetting Style is a task focused style of leadership.  It sets standards and drives quality.  However, used consistently and over a long period of time, it can have a negative impact on the leader's effectiveness. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Pacesetting Style of Leadership can be toned down.

How to Tone Down the Use of The Pacesetting Style
01:41

The Democratic Style is a people focused style of leadership.  It gets involves everyone in decision making.  However, used consistently and over a long period of time, it can have a negative impact on the leader's effectiveness. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Democratic Style of Leadership can be toned down.

How to Tone Down the Use of The Democratic Style
01:25

The Affiliative Style is a people focused style of leadership.  It engages the minds and hearts of people.  However, used consistently and over a long period of time, it can have a negative impact on the leader's effectiveness. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Affiliative Style of Leadership can be toned down.

How to Tone Down the Use of The Affiliative Style
01:52

The Visionary Style is an enabling style of leadership.  It gets sets the long term vision.  It is a style that can cause problems if the leader is too visionary and lacks an understanding of day to day delivery and tasks. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Visionary Style of Leadership can be toned down.

How to Tone Down the Use of The Visionary Style
01:24

The Coaching Style is an enabling style of leadership.  It gets develops people for the future.  It is a misunderstood style as many leaders using other styles mistakenly think that they are using the Coaching Style. 

This lecture covers some ways that the Coaching Style of Leadership can be toned down.

How to Tone Down the Use of The Coaching Style
02:01

This lecture reviews and concludes this section looking at the ways that each of the leadership styles can be changed by increasing the use or by toning down the use.

Conclusions About Increasing and Toning Down the Use of Each Leadership Style
00:47
+ Working with Leadership Styles - Course Review and Leadership Case Studies
2 lectures 03:42

This lecture reviews the course on Leadership Styles and introduces the assignment.

Review of the Leadership Styles Course
02:19

As a leader, you must be able to assess any situation.  This requires you to be able to identify what the situation demands and which style of leadership you should adopt to give you the greatest chance of success.

In these scenarios which style of leadership should you adopt for success?

Situational Leadership Case Studies - Which Style Would You Use?
10 questions

This is a practical activity to conclude the course.  It requires you to consider your goals and objectives for taking the course that you set for yourself at the beginning of the course.

You can easily build this activity into your team meetings to build and enhance your reputation as a leader. 

Practical Activity: Three Good Things to Develop your Leadership
01:23
+ Further Resources
3 lectures 05:56

Download a series of 28 Lightbulb Moments cards that act as a resource to remind you of what you have learnt in this Leadership Masterclass.

Lightbulb Moments Cards - Understanding your Leadership Style
00:10

This video will help you if you are having issues accessing your Certificate of Completion.

How to Access your Udemy Certificate
03:02

Free stuff and some special offers.

Bonus Lecture
02:44