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Transitioning From Friend To Leader

Support yourself during a move into management by implementing effective strategies for success.

13,635 enrolled on this course

Transitioning From Friend To Leader
  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours
  • Digital upgrade

    Free

Support yourself to move into a management position, and develop your own style.

This course presents you with frameworks, theories and skills to support you in the transition from colleague and friend, to leader and manager. It is very common to move from an existing team into a management position, but making that leap is often under-supported. Through this course you will gain an understanding of the behaviours that are common in leaders, as well as the behaviours to curb during your transition into leadership. Topics such as emotional intelligence, authenticity and interpersonal communication will help you cultivate confidence.

Being a good leader does not preclude being friends with your reports, it does however require you to be mindful of your relationships and acting in a way that promotes success within your team.

This course is part of our Study with Australia collection, with free upgrades and digital certificates supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission until 31st July, 2020. Explore more courses from leading Australian education providers.

What topics will you cover?

  • Leadership groupings and leader-member exchange
  • Transforming and inspirational behaviours
  • Becoming an authentic leader
  • Building trust
  • The role of emotions
  • Developing your own leadership plan

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. 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...

  • Accurately summarise and reflect on leadership theories and their value in a given context.
  • Effectively communicate complex leadership ideas through appropriate models.
  • Understand interpersonal relationship theories for workplaces
  • Demonstrate capacity to provide effective feedback

Who is the course for?

This course will be helpful for anyone new to management, looking to transition into management or struggling with interpersonal relationships at work either for yourself or for a member of your leadership team.

Who developed the course?

University of Southern Queensland

USQ provides career-focused, quality on-campus and online education and has done for over 50 years. USQ has scored five stars for employability and internationalisation (QS Stars rankings, 2019) and is Australia’s No. 1 university for the highest graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide 2018-20).

  • Established

    1967
  • Location

    Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich in Queensland, Australia

What's included?

University of Southern Queensland are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible
  • Learning on FutureLearn

    Your learning, your rules

    • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
    • 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
    • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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