Leadership Theory: The Basics
Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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Learn the basics of leadership theory
On this leadership course, you will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of leadership, different styles of leadership and their respective strengths and weaknesses.
You will have the opportunity to learn the differences between management and leadership and will investigate in detail the ethical issues that surround the issue of leadership.
What topics will you cover?
- The fundamentals of leadership: what is the evolutionary process of leadership theories?
- What are the major conclusions of the trait theories?
- The skills approach to leadership
- What are the major conclusions of the behavioural theories?
- Identifying the major components of the contingency theories
- Transactional and transformational leadership
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more
Who is the course for?
This course is for experienced professionals looking to understand how a modern business succeeds through leadership, culture, decision-making and change management.
Who will you learn with?
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What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
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Which program and degree is this course part of?
This course is part of the program Leadership and Change Management, which is one of the building blocks that leads to degrees in MBA , MBA (for the Cyber Security Management sector), MBA (for the Healthcare sector), MBA with Artificial Intelligence Specialism, MBA (for the Sustainable Tourism sector), and MBA with Marketing Specialism.