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Transitioning From Friend To Leader

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

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Support yourself to move into a leadership 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.

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

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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 leadership, looking to transition into a leadership role 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).

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    1967
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    Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich in Queensland, Australia
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