Seasoned project leaders sometimes apply the same leadership approach to every situation. In this course, authored by Cornell Instructor Robert Newman, you’ll explore a number of leadership styles to assess their relative strengths and weaknesses. You’ll learn how to manage safety concerns, when to be directly coercive, and see how creative collaboration and a shot of inspiration can turn things around for a team.
After taking this course, you’ll be ready to employ a particular style or model of leadership just as a carpenter would a tool. Does the occasion call for a hammer or a saw? Every style of leadership has its merits and its place. Find out what style works best for the situation.
These courses are required to be completed prior to starting this course:
Leverage Emotional Intelligence for Project Results
Communicate Well to Drive Project Outcomes
Turning Groups into Teams
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Identify the pros and cons of various leadership styles
Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your default leadership style and when you might consider applying other techniques
Consider what style will work best for your team in general and what styles apply only to certain situations
Identify strategies for influencing others outside your circle of control
Senior Lecturer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
Experienced upper manager and change agent with an outstanding track record of delivering organization development, business growth, and management at providers of technology, capital equipment, consumables, and support services at world-leading engineering focused organizations. Successfully managed the integration of teams following four acquisitions, performed a very successful business turn around, and drove seven years of dramatic growth at a start-up.
Formerly CEO of MiTeGen, a small bio-tech manufacturing company. Prior to that served as COO of AeroFarms LLC, a start-up company providing capital equipment for controlled environment agriculture; Business Manager of Service and Customer Support at Mettler Toledo Hi-Speed, North America’s leading manufacturer of checkweighers and integrated product inspection solutions; and as Vice President of Customer Support and Implementation at Moldflow Corp., the global leader in CAE for polymer processing, hot runner controllers, and related injection molding and production monitoring equipment.
Undergraduate Degrees, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Team leaders, managers, and individual contributors responsible for the success of projects of initiatives of any size that involve teams of people. Students need no formal project management training or background.
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