Leadership Essentials - Your Learning Journey

Unit 1: Understanding your personality & values

  • Discover your personality traits and values
  • Understand personality traits and values and how they impact your leadership role and effectiveness as a leader
  • Learn how to build on your strengths and compensate for your weaknesses

Unit 2: Managing power

  • Identify the various bases of power
  • Understand your own dominant power bases and how best to use them
  • Practice how to translate power into status/leadership

Unit 3: Influencing & persuading others

  • Know the core principles of psychological influence
  • Understand and practice how to use these principles in your own influence challenges at work

Unit 4: Performance management & feedback

  • Understand the main components of delivering negative feedback (including trust-building)
  • Know when to use and distinguish formal versus ongoing performance feedback
  • Learn how to deliver a formal performance review

Unit 5: Working in teams

  • Discover what makes a high-performing team and how you can develop your own team into becoming one
  • Understand how you can support your team's creativity
  • Discover how errors and extrinsic motivators (besides money!) can foster creativity
Articles by Jennifer Jordan
It can be a sign of something much darker

In an environment where a negotiation is taking place, looking at another person directly in the eye can be a sign of competition.

5 secrets to better leading millennials

For the last five years, the influence of Millennials in the workplace has put pressure on many leaders and their organizations. But generational tensions are as old as generations themselves.

What skills do leaders need to be successful in the digital age?

At a Discovery Event on developing leaders amidst digital disruption, Professor Jennifer Jordan outlined the opportunities as well as the challenges that come with managing people in the digital age.

4 ways to increase engagement when your teams aren’t face-to-face

One of the most common questions (and complaints I hear) from managers in the digital age is, “How do I work better with my virtual team?”


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