Leadership and followership
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Leadership and followership

Week 4: When leadership goes wrong

Introduction

Welcome to Week 4 of the free badged course Leadership and followership. Last week, you looked at leadership skills – why employers value them and how you can develop yours further.

This week, you will move your focus from good leadership to bad. You’ll consider the spectrum of poor leadership and look at the common mistakes that leaders make. Learning from those mistakes might help you to avoid making them yourself.

Watch the following video in which Lynne introduces the week.

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LYNNE JOHNSON:
In order to do things right we often have to make mistakes and then learn from them. But we can also learn from what happens around us. Have you ever seen or experienced really poor leadership? This week, you'll look at the common mistakes leaders make, define what destructive leadership is, and explore the impact that bad or weak leadership has on a team. And importantly, you'll explore how to turn it around and head in the right direction.
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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • recognise poor leadership in different forms
  • reflect on the impact of poor or weak leadership
  • describe ways in which leadership mistakes might be avoided.
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