Find out how to become a better leader in health services by developing deep self-awareness and appraising your values.

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The importance of reflecting on individual strengths

What’s the key to being an effective leader in healthcare services, and what are the tools to help you get there?

This self-paced leadership course will help you become a more persuasive and convincing leader through the consideration of specific methods and resources.

You’ll have the opportunity to examine models of reflective practice alongside the importance of engaging in reflective practice and soliciting feedback as a lifelong learner.

The course will help you to understand, develop, and use emotional intelligence to improve how you guide your co-workers. You’ll also learn how to put your personal values, qualities and beliefs to good use in the workplace.

Understand your co-workers using the Myers Briggs test

The MBTI test, or Myers Briggs test, will show you what personality types support good leadership.

The Myers Briggs personality test is a powerful tool used to gain insight into people’s strengths and weaknesses by exploring their personality types. It’s often used to improve performance in organisations and to develop better self-awareness as a leader.

You’ll learn how to better understand your own skills and how to achieve your goals through personal development planning.

Develop emotional intelligence skills and learn the value of communication in leadership

What are the values, beliefs and qualities of successful leaders in global healthcare? You’ll explore how your own personal values can help you provide better leadership.

You’ll examine how to develop emotional intelligence and the role it plays in leadership, how to communicate with impact, and what the essential values of a leader are.


  • Week 1

    Self-awareness development methods for the healthcare leader

    • Introduction to Week 1

      How can you as a future leader and manager develop self-awareness through critically reflecting on your own values?

    • Methods to assess leadership and management strengths and development areas

      Evaluation of methods and exploratory tools and to be able to identify strengths and development areas as a future leader.

    • Using the Myers Briggs (MBTI) personality tool to gain insight

      Using the MBTI to heighten your self-awareness and awareness of others and how you interact with them.

    • How to gain useful feedback

      Considering the importance of providing and obtaining feedback as an effective method for self-awareness and development

    • Using reflective practice tools

      Examining various models of reflective practice to highlight the importance of continual reflection to be able to improve your leadership approach and decision making

    • Personal Development Planning

      How to use different techniques to convert your enhanced self-awareness of your strengths and development areas into SMART objectives and produce a high-quality Personal Development Plan.

    • Summary of Week 1

      In this section we look back on what we have learned and what we will learn next week.

  • Week 2

    Impacting factors for the healthcare leader

    • Introduction to Week 2

      The importance of factors such as emotional intelligence and self-awareness in terms of impacting the success of a healthcare leader.

    • Emotional Intelligence and how to develop it

      Exploring the key principles of Emotional Intelligence to enable you to develop in this area.

    • Communicating with impact

      The importance of effective communication in order to help leaders improve their performance, impact, leadership and effectiveness as communicators.

    • Personal values, beliefs and qualities – how will these impact you as a leader?

      Having a deep awareness of our personal values and beliefs and considering the personal qualities we have will enable us to become a more successful, confident, strategic leader.

    • Values, beliefs and qualities of Global Healthcare Leaders

      In the previous section, we looked internally to increase self-awareness. Now we will look externally to healthcare leadership and the literature base.

    • Summary of Week 2

      In this section we look back on what we have learned and what we will learn next week.

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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.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Evaluate methods and exploratory tools to identify strengths and development areas as a future leader
  • Analyse psychometric tools to gain personal insight
  • Understand the key elements of emotional intelligence and how to develop it
  • Reflect on personal values, beliefs and qualities in relation to interpersonal skills
  • Understand methods to gain feedback on you as a leader and manager and how to use it
  • Examine reflective practice models and practices
  • Apply techniques to communicate with impact
  • Compare personal values and qualities with researched healthcare leaders and managers

Who is the course for?

This ExpertTrack is designed for students or healthcare professionals, administrators wishing to progress into middle or senior management roles, as well as policy makers, executives, consultants, and service providers in the health sector.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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Discover how to enhance your emerging healthcare management career through practical leadership theories and personal development.

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