Leadership and followership
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Leadership and followership

Week 7: The future of leadership

Introduction

Welcome to Week 7 of the free badged course Leadership and followership. Last week, you focused on common leadership challenges and how you might begin to tackle them – looking in more detail at areas such as team dynamics and development, internal politics and change.

This week you’ll look to the future, considering how global change might impact on leadership style and looking at some of the new challenges leaders will face.

Watch Lynne introduce the week.

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LYNNE JOHNSON:
This week, you'll get yourself future ready as a leader and explore what might impact most on leadership in the years to come. You'll look at disruptive technologies, such as mobile internet access, 3D printing, and other such game-changers. You'll look at why the word collaborative is on the tips of everyone's tongues at the moment. And you'll investigate some emerging leadership styles, such as shared leadership. Finally, you can explore some resources which aim to keep you up to date with future developments so that you can continue to develop and stay informed.
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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • describe how global change might impact on leadership styles of the future
  • describe newly defined leadership styles
  • identify sources of information to keep you up to date with future leadership trends.
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