Leadership and followership
Leadership and followership

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1 What have you learned?

This course has covered a wide range of topics relating to leadership and followership. Some of the themes may be more familiar to you than others, but hopefully each week has offered ideas and suggestions that are relevant and interesting.

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Figure 1 Reviewing your learning.

By this stage in the course, you should be feeling more comfortable with reflection, and your leadership journal should be well underway. By now, you should have settled on a good time of day to add your thoughts to it and be starting to develop a style that you feel comfortable with.

Leadership expert, Professor Jean Hartley is very clear on the benefits of taking a reflective approach. She offers her advice here:

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Activity 1 Reviewing your learning

Timing: Allow about 40 minutes

Reviewing your journal entries so far, alongside your notes and responses to each activity throughout the course, what have been your key learning points from each week? These notes don’t need to be comprehensive – two or three bullet points will serve to crystallise your thinking. If you’ve been doing this at the end of each week anyway, use this space to bring those thoughts together.

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Summarising your learning points here will demonstrate how your knowledge of leadership and followership has grown and developed over the last eight weeks. This should be an inspiring activity – if you can learn something new about leadership and followership from 24 hours of study, just think what you can achieve during your career!

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