For a long time, it was believed that soft skills such as leadership skills can be developed only through face-to-face training. However, now it is increasingly recognized that formal training has to be complemented or even supplanted with other activities such as reflective journaling, mentoring, action learning, high ropes course, and challenging job assignments. While outdoor activities such as high ropes courses and hands-on activities such as challenging job assignments continue to be relevant and essential, technology can play an effective role in complimenting or even supplementing some of the other traditional leadership training methods.
One of the important roles of leaders is to manage their teams' performance. They do this by setting performance standards and expectations in consultation with their team members. They coach their team members through observation and feedback. Performance management is one of the important leadership traits required by managers. But can this be taught? This on-demand webinar is about how performance management can be effectively taught using e-learning and specifies instructional strategies that work.
Heraclitus said "The only thing that is constant is change" and nothing is farther from truth in today's organizations. Yet, people resist change and therefore when the management needs to change the way they do something in their organization, they look to leaders to manage the change process. Change if not managed could impact employee morale, productivity, and in serious cases, legal hassles. Change management is yet another requirement expected of good managers. Check out this short course that provides an overview of how change management can be handled in an organization.
Simon Sinek is a leadership expert and author of "Start With Why" and "Leaders Eat Last." In this TED talk, Simon explores why some organizations are more successful than the others and become leaders in their domain, even though their competitors have access to the same knowledge and resources. He shares about a common pattern in which leaders think, act, and communicate. He calls the idea 'the Golden Circle' that contains three terms WHY, HOW, and WHAT. An organization or an individual’s relationship with these three terms defines their leadership. Curious? Check out the video.
edX (founded by Harvard and MIT) announced a new MOOC titled, "Inclusive Leadership Training: Becoming a Successful Leader." The 4-week long course starts on 19th January 2016 but registrations are currently open. The course uses research, best practices, and examples from great leaders to inspire participants to hone and apply key leadership skills such as empowerment accountability, courage, and humility. You get a firsthand experience on how technology can be used for leadership training.
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