Last updated : 01 Jan 1970

What Great Leaders Do


In this free online course Professor Bob Sutton reveals the successful habits of well respected leaders, and outlines the type of habits practiced by those who fail to lead. He points out that when people move into positions of power, they can easily loose 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.



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;

Teaching-Learning methodology




  • Soft skills Teamwork, Conflict management, Leadership
  • Language English
  • Other languages (eg. Subtitles) Unknown
  • Period of activation Self-paced and periodicaly opened
  • Date Unknown
  • Duration Unknown
  • Level of commitment required 1-2 hours
  • Cost Free MOOC, Paying certification * See platform for details
  • Providing institution Stanford
  • Mooc Platform Alison
  • Target group Unknown
  • Instructor Unknown
  • Level of assistance offered Unknown
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