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Collective leadership
Collective leadership

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Collective leadership


Welcome to the free course, Collective leadership, which explores the traits and skills of an effective leader in an organisational setting.

There are many practices that could be considered and that you may be familiar with, however this course focuses on three leadership practices that have been referred to as the ‘extraordinarization of the mundane’ by the Swedish Academics Alvesson and Sveningsson (2003). At various points throughout the course, you will also have an opportunity to hear from the leaders of a variety of organisations.

This introductory course will help you to recognise these three practices, along with many others, and build on them through the lens of collective leadership.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course B208 Developing leadership [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

The Open University would really appreciate a few minutes of your time to tell us about yourself and your expectations for the course before you begin, in our optional start-of-course survey. Once you complete the course we would also value your feedback and suggestions for future improvement, in our optional end-of-course survey. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.