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Global Leadership

Explore leadership and power from both western and international perspectives.

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Understand whether all leadership styles are a truly global phenomenon

This course will help you explore and apply leadership styles to global organisational perspectives and assess the ability of particular leadership styles to be viewed as international.

You will develop an understanding of the changing global community and the need to anticipate and encompass a global understanding of leadership and management strategies.

What topics will you cover?

  • Examine power and leadership from a global perspective
  • Examine the differences and similarities in cultural approaches to leadership
  • Understand the changing global community and need to update and develop within different culturally and globally diverse organisations
  • Evaluate leadership and power from a global perspective

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...

  • Assess similarities and differences of leadership roles from a global perspective
  • Assess cultural differences and similarities in leadership and power in organisations across the globe
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between power and leadership on employees and organisational performance
  • Assess the effectiveness of different leadership styles within different cultures
  • Evaluate the ability of particular theories to be applied globally

Who is the course for?

This course is for people seeking a better understanding of global similarities and differences of leadership roles and styles.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Assistant Professor in Business and Occupational Psychology at Coventry University. Lisa Burman - MSc, FHEA, PGDip.
Qualified Psychometric Test User.

Assistant Professor in Business and Organisational Psychology at Coventry University,
Dr Anne Turner - PhD, FHEA, CPsychol, BSc (Hons)
Research Interests Inc: Enclothed Cognition, remote e-workers

PhD Psychology, MSc Occupational & Organizational Psychology, BSc Psychology, MBPsS.
Associate Lecturer in Occupational and Business Psychology at Coventry University. Qualified Psychometric Test User

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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Learning on FutureLearn

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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