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In this course we explore different types of leadership styles including; Inspirational, Non-authoritarian, Take-charge, Balanced and Strategic. We identify specific characteristics of the various leadership styles and discover how to match the leadership style to the specific needs of your organization.

Upon completion of this course you will recognize the importance of these core leadership styles and understand how to appropriately apply them in your organization today. After completing this class, HR professionals will be able to train managers to identify their natural leadership style and coach them to choose different styles based on the needs of their organization; making leadership coaching more effective, specific and valuable.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore five leadership styles
  • Identify specific characteristics of the various leadership styles
  • Discover how to appropriately choose and use different leadership styles
  • Discover how to train and coach managers using leadership styles

 

 

 

Last updated/reviewed: June 04, 2018

28 Reviews (101 ratings)Reviews

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This course covered various leadership style, with pros and cons for adopting/applying each style. However, adding to the slides the pictures of “leaders” ( who may or may not have demonstrated certain leadership style) was a distraction and minimized the course’ effectiveness. For example, was Princess Diana an inspiration leader? Perhaps not! Was Dr. King a non-authoritarian leader? Absolutely not!!! This course is about organizational leadership. Therefore, perhaps the author should use corporate leaders (past and present) and specific corporate examples to depict each leadership type AND to make the course stronger.
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Heavily but well-focused on different leadership styles. Some may need for there to be more of a focus or examples around when to apply certain styles versus others. For example, I wonder if Martin Luther King, Jr. may have a different leadership style (such as Take Charge) with those who worked for him (so not Non-Authoritative as with the public). If so (or there were similar examples with leaders who generally well known), a lot could have been learned on how to maximize the different leadership styles beyond just learning them.
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The presenter struggled to get his words out in the beginning and it was hard to follow without getting distracted by the stutter, but by the end it was a fluid and great presentation with a lot of great insight.
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Anonymous Author
The course is all about different types of leaders and its characteristics. It was well outlined and discussed thoroughly. It will be great if the lecturer expanded more and gave realistic examples.
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nowaday the organizations must identify the rigth human resourse to improve the company every day, getting the best of their employes and this program give us a a very important tool to make it happen
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Five leadership styles were presented in a very balanced way with pros and cons of each listed and tips on when to use which. This can be a little arbitrary at times, but is still helpful.
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Good refresher on the major leadership styles, as well as how to mix these styles for effectiveness. Presentation is very easy to follow.
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Anonymous Author
Excellent examples used to differentiate styles. Would have liked to see more how to learn to adapt or change your style
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The detail with which the leadership styles were described, plus the real world examples, were informative and helpful.
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This course presents in a very effective way some of the different types of leadership styles seen in business today.
5
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A wonderful overview of leadership styles, pros and cons, and golden nuggets for the taking. well done.
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Anonymous Author
The instructor provided some very good ideas about different leadership styles and their pros and cons.
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good content, the instructor was way too wordy, too descriptive, but in general insightful
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Good course providing different leadership styles and their place in the organization
5
Member's Profile
Great explanation of leadership styles. Also presented in an easy format to remember.
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Good information, but it was a little challenging to follow along with the presenter
5
Member's Profile
Interesting but too easy and too much focused on leader's characteristic.
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Anonymous Author
maybe more situational examples would help better appreciate the program.
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Anonymous Author
I liked the breakout of types followed by examples and application.
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Used slightly different approach from other leadership courses.
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I like the topic but the presentation was a little dry.
5
Member's Profile
good, easy to follow instruction with lots of examples
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Anonymous Author
Mostly fluff and platitudes, not very substantive.
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Anonymous Author
Very informative and a great refresher.
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Very well explained
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very informative
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Anonymous Author
Inspiring! :-)
5
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great course

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

Please do read the supporting materials for this class prior to beginning the videos.

Education Provider Information

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Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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3 QuestionsCourse Questions and Answers

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Thanks for this course. I think it provided a great deal of info. However, I was totally distracted and somewhat offended by your characterization of Dr. King as a Non-authoritative leader. This leadership style is the most negative and absolutely is not the right characterization. Dr. king was an inspirational AND take-charge leader. On the other hand, Pricess Diana is not worth mentioning at all. Perhaps Mother Theresa. Yet again, an African-American formidable icon has been negatively portrayed. Is there a reason why you chose to assign this leadership style to Dr. King? Any examples?

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Hi there,
First, let me begin by thanking you for both taking my course and by providing valuable feedback. I use everyone's comments and questions to improve courses so that everyone has a better experience!
I hold Dr. King in the highest of esteem and I respect him beyond what words here allow me to express. The reason I see Dr. King as a non-authoriatarian leader is because he lead by advocating for peaceful means. He did not forcefully weild power over others. Rather he chose to inspire others to follow him through speech and by example. He advocated against violence throughout his life.
Leadership styles themselves are not inherently positive or negative. Many leaders, particularly good leaders, can change their style to meet needs as they change. In this regard, I think you are correct that Dr. King was exceptionally inspirational! He was such a gifted orator!
It takes a very strong person, perhaps the strongest of personalities, to be a non-authoriatarian leader! One must have immense self confidence to use this type of leadership.
There are many leaders, all worthy of inclusion as examples. Unfortunately, due to course time constraints, it's not possible to include them all.
Please accept my sincere apologies if you were offended by ANY aspect of my class. I can assure you it was not my intention, either directly or indirectly. The examples I used are not intended to "pigeon hole" any of the leaders I cited as their only style...many use a blended leadership style, including Dr. King.
I do hope that this helps. I encourage you to continue learning and asking questions as you have done here.
Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute and make this a better learning experience for us all!!
Best always,
Michael Capristo

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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  00:48Introduction to How to Become the Leader Your Organization Needs the Most
Leadership Styles
  14:20Are You a Manager or a Leader? Different Leadership Styles, The Inspirational Leader
  14:28The Non-Authoritarian Leader
  16:48The Take Charge Leader
  12:57The Balanced Leader
  11:33The Strategic Leader
  7:35Choosing The Right Leadership Style
CONCLUSION
  5:39Coaching, Mentoring, and Conclusion
Continuous Play
  1:24:08How to Become the Leader Your Organization Needs the Most
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: How to Become the Leader Your Organization Needs the Most
  PDFHow to Become the Leader Your Organization Needs the Most Glossary/Index
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM