Leadership and Influence
School: University of Illinois
Registration Link: REGISTER HERE
Start Date: August 2016 (4 Weeks)
Workload: Not specified
Instructor: C.K. Gansalus
Credentials: Gansalus teaches at the University of Illinois in both the College of Business and the College of Medicine. She has also served as the assistant provost at the school and is currently the director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics (NCPRE). A lawyer and a researcher, Gansalus is the author of The College Administrator’s Survival Guide.
Graded: 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.
Description: What is the difference between leadership and management? Plenty of thought leaders have weighed in on this question. In essence, leadership is who you are and management involves the tasks that you’re assigned to do. The better the leader, the more self-aware that leader is. That’s why this course is centered around a self-assessment, to help students understand their values, strengths, tendencies, and goals. In addition, students will explore best practices in areas like negotiation, persuasion, resolving conflict, and creating a work environment that fosters performance and cohesion.
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Additional Background: This is the third of a four-course specialization from the University of Illinois called “Professional IQ: Preventing and Solving Problems at Work.” To learn more about this specialization and register for it, CLICK HERE.