Leadership and followership
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Leadership and followership

Week 3: What makes a good leader?

Introduction

Welcome to Week 3 of the free badged course Leadership and followership. Last week, you looked at different leadership theories and styles, and how the context in which you lead can have an impact on how you lead.

This week, with that theoretical awareness underpinning your thinking, you’ll be focusing in more detail on the skills that employers look for in successful leaders. You’ll consider leadership frameworks from major employers across different sectors, and reflect on your own leadership skills using a skills audit.

Watch the following video in which Lynne introduces the week.

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Transcript

LYNNE JOHNSON:
The chances are that by now you'll have encountered many average leaders, a few bad ones, a few good, and hopefully, some outstanding leaders through your own personal experience. But what makes a really good leader? And what are the key skills and behaviours that organisations tend to look for when choosing people for leadership roles? That's what you'll be looking at this week, along with assessing and building your own leadership skills and keeping track of your journey.

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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • recognise the key skills and behaviours required for effective leadership
  • review your own experience and capability in using these skills
  • identify opportunities to build your skills and experience
  • use a leadership journal to reflect on your experience.
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