Leadership and followership
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Leadership and followership

Week 2: What kind of leader could you be?

Introduction

Welcome to Week 2 of the free badged course Leadership and followership. Last week, you were introduced to the broad concepts of leadership and followership, and some of the wide-ranging research behind these concepts. You reflected on your reasons for choosing the course and started to identify a useful base for developing your understanding and experience further.

This week, you’ll be looking more closely at different leadership theories and styles, and how the context in which you lead can have an impact on your approach. Increasing your awareness of different styles will give you a theoretical base to support your own choices about the way you lead.

Now watch the following video in which Lynne introduces the week.

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Transcript

LYNNE JOHNSON:
This week, you'll take a look at leadership styles with case studies and think about what your own leadership style may be. You'll also look at the changing face of leadership through the ages, whether there are generational or cultural differences. And look at some more recently defined leadership styles. At the end of this week there's a quick quiz. So enjoy discovering more about the styles of other leaders and yourself.
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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • recognise how context can impact on leadership
  • identify a variety of leadership styles/approaches
  • assess your own leadership style.
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