• University of Glasgow

Data-Driven Leadership Skills

Learn how leadership is explicitly dealing with the fourth industrial revolution: the age of data and digital technology.

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  • Duration

    10 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Explore how data can be used to inform leadership decision making

This course engages with the biggest factor to affect 21st Century leadership, the digital revolution, especially data.

The Modern Leader

Many modern leaders find themselves ill equipped for the volume of data and the speed of digital communication. Most leadership training focuses on 20th Century research and models of behaviour. This specifically fails to help leaders to adapt to the volumes of data they receive in the modern firm. Traditional leadership models influence leaders to attempt sense making and decision making on their own.

This course will demonstrate how modern leadership uses agility and power to the edge to gain competitive advantage.

What topics will you cover?

The leadership narrative and the Great Man The replication crisis and scientific management SWAN leadership model and black box thinking The planning paradox Agile leadership Power to the edge Leadership indentity and data Information Supply Chains: data driven decision making Data Driven Leadership Skills The 21st Century Leader

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

In order to join this microcredential you should hold an undergraduate honours degree and have an IELTS equivalent of 6.5. candidates who have current managerial or leadership experience will also be encouraged to apply

Who will you learn with?

I am a leadership scholar at the Adam Smith Business School and a former naval officer and business owner, leadership writer, blogger and podcaster talking about leadership in the age of data.

Who developed the course?

The University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

  • Established

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 70Source: QS World University Rankings 2020

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Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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