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Leading Revised

Applications of Everyday Leadership


School: University of Illinois

Platform: Coursera

Registration Link: CLICK HERE

Start Date: May 9, 2016

Workload: Not Specified

Grades: Students can choose to explore course videos, discussions, and ungraded assignments for free, but they won’t be able to submit graded assignments, earn a certificate, or complete a specialization without paying a $79 fee.

Instructor: Gregory Northcraft

Credentials: Northcraft is a professor of business administration at the University of Illinois’ College of Business in Urbana-Champaign. A Ph.D. from Stanford, Northcraft’s research focuses on “conflict management and negotiation, collaboration in teams, managerial decision-making, and employee motivation and job design.” His research has also been featured in academic journals ranging from Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes to the Academy of Management Journal. He is currently the senior editor of Organizational Science and was previously the University of Illinois’ associate dean of faculty.

Description:  Communication is the foundation of leadership. It is the means to convey expectations, build consensus, and resolve differences. In this course, students will focus on influencing behavior and decisions, using negotiation to produce win-win outcomes; coaching and feedback to raise performance; and planning and communication to reduce conflict and manage change.

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Additional Notes: This is the second of a seven course specialization from the University of Illinois called “Strategic Leadership and Management.” It includes courses on organizational design, business and corporate strategy, and applying leadership techniques. To learn more about this specialization and register for it, CLICK HERE.

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