Leadership … what is it and how do I know whether I am an effective leader or manager? This course will introduce you to different styles of leadership, and help you determine which one(s) you indentify with the most, as well as what kind of leader you want to be. You will meet historic and current experts in this field, and learn why certain styles are more effective in one situation than another. We will also challenge you to learn about other leadership styles that may work better in your organization, with a workforce that is becoming more diverse, and that includes people from different cultures, backgrounds, and generations.
This course is part of the Leadership Development series. While each course in the series is designed to stand alone, it is highly recommended that you complete this course before moving on to the other courses. This will ensure that we have a common understanding of what leadership entails, and common language to use in working through the entire course series.
The Leadership Development series was developed for Edumine by Dr. Elaine Cullen, President of Prima Consulting Services, and by Trudy Gallinger, Director of Curriculum Development for Prima Consulting Services. We draw upon a wealth of knowledge and wisdom from those who are thought leaders, practitioners, and professors in the art of leadership. We provide references for the many wise teachers and guides we used to create this series, and hope you will take the time to learn from them as well. How we have put the series together, however, and the unique ways we have presented the material as it relates to the mining industry, is ours alone.
Leadership Development - Introduction to Leadership consists of 4 viewing sessions of 30–45 minutes each with supporting figures, videos, activities, and an interactive course review. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 3 hours of viewing content.