Last updated : 16 Dec 2016

What Great Leaders DO

Summary

In this free online course Professor Bob Sutton reveals the successful habits of well respected leaders, and outlines the type of habits practised by those who fail to lead. He points out that when people move into positions of power, they can easily lose sight of the needs of those they lead. In this course you will learn what the hallmarks of great leaders are, how leaders need to hear the truth and how to deal with team disagreements. You will learn about rotten apples and how they must be removed for the health and longevity of a team. He also explains the best way to "wage war" with an ineffective leader. This course will be of great interest to all business professionals who lead a company or a team and want to improve their leadership skills. This course will also be of great interest to those who are moving into a management position and want to unlock their leadership potential.

Programme

The course is articulated in several short modules:


What Great Leaders Do
Listen to Those You Lead
The Toxic Tandem
Power Poisoning
Hallmarks of Great Bosses
Listening for the Truth
Accept Defeat and Commit
Pruning the Rotten Apples
A Good Boss or a Bad Boss?

Fighting a Bad Boss

Learning outcomes

- Learn the best habits of effective managers and the worst habits of those who fail to lead;

- Why the best bosses work hard to remain in-tune with those they manage;

- What happens when bosses does not pay attention to their employees while being closely watched by those same employees;

- Explain the three things that can happen to cause “power poisoning”;

- Learn the hallmarks and strategies of smart in-tune bosses;

- Why managers often find it difficult to hear the truth;

- What are the strategies for dealing with team disagreements;

- What indicators to look for to determine if a prospective boss will be pleasant and effective;

- The best approach to telling an ineffective manager what you really think.

Teaching-Learning methodology

Instructor-led course (no detailed data).

Assessment

dedicated module

  • Soft skills Conflict management, Leadership
  • Language English
  • Other languages (eg. Subtitles) Unknown
  • Period of activation Self-paced  
  • Date Unknown
  • Duration 1-2 hours
  • Level of commitment required 1-2 hours
  • Cost Free MOOC, Paying certification * See platform for details
  • Providing institution Stanford
  • Mooc Platform Alison
  • Target group no data
  • Instructor Bob Sutton
  • Level of assistance offered no data
  • Keywords leadership, conflict, listening