How To Be a Great & Influential Leader
They say that leaders are born, not made. While it is true that some people are born leaders, some leaders are born in the midst of adversity. Often, simple people who have never had a leadership role will stand up and take the lead when a situation they care about requires it. A simple example is parenting. When a child arrives, many parents discover leadership abilities they never knew existed in order to guide and protect their offspring.
Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership and Influence, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding.
By the end of this Leadership and Influence Online short Course, you will be able to:
- Understand what leadership means.
- Explain the Great Man Theory.
- Explain the Trait Theory.
- Understand Transformational Leadership.
- Understand how to adapt your leadership styles for the people you lead.
- Understand leading by Directing
- Understand leading by Coaching
- Understand leading by Participating
- Understand leading by Delegating
- Kouzes and Posner
- Conduct a personal inventory
- Create an action plan
- Establish personal goals
Course Fast Facts:
- Easy to follow and understand
- Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
- 12 months access to course
- Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
- You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
- Download printer friendly course content
- Certificate (IAOTS Accredited)
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Section One: Getting Started
Section Two: How Leadership Evolved
- What is Leadership
- Leadership Characteristics
- Leadership Principles
- Leadership through the ages
- The Great Man
- The Trait Theory
- Transformational Leadership
Section Three: Situational Leadership
- Situational Leadership: Telling
- Situational Leadership: Selling
- Situational Leadership: Participating
- Situational Leadership: Delegating
Section Four: A Personal Evaluation
- Kouzes and Posner
- A Personal Inventory
- Create an Action Plan
Section Five: Modeling the Way
- Inspirational Role Model
- Influencing Others’ Perspectives
Section Six: Inspiring a Shared Vision
- Choose Your Vision
- Communicate Your Vision
- Identifying the Benefit for Others
Section Seven: Challenging the Process
- Your Inner Innovator
- Room for Improvement
- Lobbying for Change
Section Eight: Enabling Others to Act
- Encouraging Growth
- Creating Mutual Respect
- The Importance of Trust
Section Nine: Encouraging the Heart
- Sharing Rewards
- Celebrating Accomplishments
- Making Celebration Part of Your Culture
Section Ten: Influencing Skills
- The Art of Persuasion
- The Principles of Influence
Section Eleven: Setting Goals
- Create SMART Goals
- Long-Term Plans
- Creating a Support System
Section Twelve: Wrapping Up
Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Students will need access to a computer and the internet.
Minimum specifications for the computer are:
- Microsoft Office 2003 or equivalent, and
- Microsoft Windows 98, or
- Mac OS X, and
- CD-ROM drive.
Students will also need access to a printer and the following applications:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
Ms Somsakul Jitphentum
31 January 2017 07:58:53 AM
Excellent, it easy to understand
AHMED MOHAMED HANY
16 January 2017 07:21:15 PM
It was very good information and knowledge about leadership skills to qualify be a true leader
13 January 2017 07:45:34 AM
Mrs Joanne Claire Andrews
10 January 2017 02:47:41 AM
Great, really enjoyed the reading material. Quite inspirational!
23 December 2016 03:13:55 PM
Karen F Bordeaux
5 December 2016 04:30:23 AM
29 November 2016 11:09:01 AM
20 November 2016 09:00:01 AM
13 November 2016 01:58:16 PM
Im really enjoying this course
Adrien Marc Laborde
8 November 2016 02:52:18 PM
I liked the given examples, benefit my understanding.
8 November 2016 12:40:00 AM
3 November 2016 07:53:27 PM
2 November 2016 07:06:20 AM
I enjoyed the cours...
30 October 2016 02:01:30 PM
This course was very helpful. I really enjoyed it. I noticed on some of the quiz's, it would tell me I got the wrong answer, but I had some of that information written down and it was in fact the correct answer
27 October 2016 09:56:26 AM
28 September 2016 09:31:08 PM
Helpful and informative. Just what I was looking for to improve my leadership skills.
23 September 2016 09:35:35 AM
I find this to be a key element in all aspects of life
15 September 2016 03:21:24 PM
9 September 2016 04:32:10 PM
Great very knowledgeable
wassim malek soubra
9 September 2016 01:50:52 PM
it was a very informative tutorial material . It provides us with a fruitful information about many subjects in the leadership domain . I advice everyone to take it, since it will lead the brain to a new level of thinking.
29 August 2016 04:40:28 AM
Enjoyed this section very much. Very informational.
25 August 2016 09:28:37 PM
Full of wise words and useful information.
23 August 2016 06:45:10 AM
This course had a lot of good information and was just the right length.
22 August 2016 07:02:08 PM
Thanks for this course. Very useful and effective
21 August 2016 10:37:31 AM
20 August 2016 04:08:21 AM
GREAT!! LOVED IT!!
18 August 2016 02:39:04 AM
Brilliant information that will be of help to all people in leadership positions
13 August 2016 10:14:14 AM
11 August 2016 11:50:08 PM
9 August 2016 12:02:43 PM
1 August 2016 11:21:18 PM
Course as show me that i am a true leader in my day to day life.
31 July 2016 02:05:15 AM
john johannes henricus peter schmitz
28 July 2016 08:34:59 PM
28 July 2016 05:43:43 AM
Claire Yvette Gammon
25 July 2016 06:29:07 PM
A clear introduction into the theory of leadership
25 July 2016 12:40:47 PM
Excellent subject which is just refreshing everything I learnt years ago
24 July 2016 12:06:43 PM
Course has lots of good information.
Mignon M Beeson
22 July 2016 01:41:49 AM
I thought this class was very informative, loved it, it taught me a lot
17 July 2016 04:59:17 PM
26 June 2016 09:39:07 PM
Very happy with the information in this course. can't wait to put it into action.
Abdulrahman Marzouq Almutairi
19 June 2016 01:58:33 AM
9 June 2016 08:25:33 PM
Well say of: "Influence is the soul of leadership".
7 June 2016 02:37:51 AM
Great information and refresher!
1 June 2016 03:11:30 AM
Excellent way to explain and introduce leadership. I enjoyed reading the different theories of leadership
31 May 2016 06:04:53 AM
I love this course!
22 May 2016 01:34:41 PM
I really enjoyed this course and I will definitely recommend it.
16 May 2016 07:24:18 AM
Very positive refresher.
8 May 2016 02:07:06 PM
I learnt some effective leadership techinques which i can incorporate into my daily workimg tasks.
Jennifer L. Dines
8 May 2016 01:55:11 PM
Overall it's a decent course.
2 May 2016 07:55:19 PM
28 April 2016 01:33:54 PM
2 April 2016 10:12:51 AM
wonderful short course, nice refresher
Roland D Lee
26 March 2016 02:10:40 AM
I feel that this course is very helpful.
25 March 2016 10:40:04 PM
This was so interesting, I read everything at least twice. Very true and very inspiring.
25 March 2016 01:31:48 PM
23 March 2016 02:04:17 PM
22 March 2016 06:54:05 AM
21 March 2016 02:31:11 PM
Great course - very useful.
Tanya Eva Marie Raby
20 March 2016 03:54:18 PM
Best course yet
20 March 2016 03:47:02 AM
It would be nice if the course questions would focus more on what to do, not what not to do. Just my thoughts. Thank you.
14 March 2016 03:05:21 PM
Troy Leyton Perry
12 March 2016 09:00:44 AM
Extremely, helpful development resource. I feel more confident in my leadership ability and continued growth following this course.
6 March 2016 03:06:39 PM
Good thoughts on leadership and influence
Mrs. Ciskawati Mona Maria Parsons
1 March 2016 10:08:12 PM
Enjoy the subjects. Thank you very much
Mohammed Abdullah Ali Almalak
28 February 2016 04:27:58 AM
I learned a lot from this course
24 February 2016 09:28:44 PM
24 February 2016 03:30:06 PM
industrious and intense course on leadership qualities and influential skills in the workplace.
24 February 2016 01:14:24 PM
Good course content.
10 February 2016 07:45:28 AM
This has delivered some very useful tips to me for helping to build my team in a negative environment
4 February 2016 11:48:24 AM
Jurie van Dyk
31 January 2016 06:41:16 PM
I have learned a lot from this course and will apply what i have learned to be a better leader and person.
31 January 2016 05:51:23 PM
Some inspiring modules with excellent content.
31 January 2016 04:22:22 PM
Easy to understand
KABANA SITA ABRAHAM
24 January 2016 05:12:28 AM
19 January 2016 12:19:52 AM
Great revision on Leadership styles
18 January 2016 07:30:46 PM
Seems obvious but is harder than you think
18 January 2016 01:26:56 PM
12 January 2016 10:54:57 PM
It was good.
12 January 2016 05:21:19 AM
7 January 2016 06:35:56 PM
I enjoyed the teaching. I found "Situational Leadership," very useful tool with assessing my team.
ROSE M. WILSON
29 December 2015 09:13:59 AM
I really have enjoyed the course
21 December 2015 12:32:26 PM
19 December 2015 06:47:44 AM
Great course, enjoyed the material.
14 December 2015 03:39:56 AM
9 December 2015 05:21:07 AM
Tautiana M Cox
2 December 2015 04:17:46 PM
23 November 2015 08:07:28 AM
This course was very informational.
18 November 2015 11:35:19 PM
Excellent information, nice format
12 November 2015 12:57:36 PM
Very interresting course!
11 November 2015 12:42:03 AM
This course provided a detailed look on how to demonstrate leadership in an effect manner while in the workplace. Additionally this course allowed me to learn how to positively influence others.
Nathan E Bergh
3 November 2015 07:27:25 AM
A leader leads by example not by force love it great course .
Keops Padilla Diaz
18 October 2015 07:27:06 AM
Very helpful Course for work or to apply in daily life.
Tran Thi Hong Nhung
15 October 2015 08:33:40 PM
This course have a good way to express their ideas. They have good examples that helps convey the idea and the message of the lesson. Something they could add to improve this course is images that can help people visualise better and have better interest in the course.
Cody M. Bowers
15 October 2015 06:12:59 AM
Excellent study course. Clear and concise,
12 October 2015 05:22:06 AM
Motivating and interesting. Well presented.
10 October 2015 03:39:29 AM
I enjoyed this course very much. I have lots to learn and I am find better way to complete tasks and get my team move involved on there own and as well as working in a group.
2 October 2015 01:26:24 PM
Straightforward and educational. Very informative, thank you.
28 September 2015 06:41:10 AM
25 September 2015 06:05:48 AM
good class, interesting info
23 September 2015 08:00:05 PM
17 September 2015 06:57:55 PM
7 September 2015 10:30:44 PM
i enjoyed this course.
26 August 2015 08:37:48 AM
This was a great course that explains how leadership addresses tasks and how influences addresses attitudes and awareness. It explained leadership principles which can be applied in the workforce and regular activities in life as well. Every leader is different and conducting research on leaders with styles that fit my personality can help me best. I know I need to be a positive role model and share a vision with my followers, while enabling them to act. Mutual respect and trust is key, and creating action plans are critical. Having this written down and insight while help me stay on track to be a successful leader.
17 August 2015 11:35:46 PM
excellent course for inspiring future leaders
16 August 2015 10:24:11 AM
Very informative, enjoyed the quotes from the different leaders.
12 August 2015 04:26:34 AM
9 August 2015 12:32:16 PM
This level entails on being a good role model
Ferrell L. Roddy, Ph.D., Th.D.
27 July 2015 01:25:26 PM
Serving as Senior Pastor in a local congregation plus Chancellor of a Bible Institute, this Leadership and Influence course has been an inspiration, understanding that leadership is often described as a process. Understanding that leaders influence people to complete long range and short range goals that they might not do otherwise. Leadership is knowing how to influence people by inspiring and by creating a reachable vision. However, most importantly, leaders must lead by example and build positive professional relationships. I highly recommend this course to not only those seeking a clear meaning of leadership and influence but also include those who have been leading and influecning others for a while.
Edison Kheng Ly
23 July 2015 10:02:14 AM
Course was simple to follow and understand.
Thomas A. Beckett
17 July 2015 04:50:16 AM
16 July 2015 09:29:40 AM
This was a really informative course. There are a lot of points that I had never take into consideration as a group or project manager before, but it will definitely help me in my field from now on.
12 July 2015 02:56:02 PM
Thank you for this educational review .
8 July 2015 12:41:25 PM
An excelent course on the basics of leadership
Trica Moore Barber
4 July 2015 06:06:50 AM
Very informative, and I learned a lot from this course. I would recommend to others.
2 July 2015 12:39:15 PM
2 July 2015 03:16:54 AM
30 June 2015 04:28:20 PM
30 June 2015 02:46:02 AM
Very good cources. Helped me a lot.
25 June 2015 02:32:50 PM
23 June 2015 02:25:07 AM
Fairly straight forward analysis of what Leadership is and is not. A lot of reading and absorbing what you read to get an idea of what you need to learn from this. Lots of quotes from good leaders and ideas on how people in leadership exceled. And how some could have been even more excellent.
20 June 2015 05:28:25 AM
This was a very good refresher course which also provided different insights and new ideas.
6 June 2015 03:33:49 AM
2 June 2015 07:45:11 AM
I found this online course was helpful in teaching me things I didn't know before. And it was great I was able to complete it at my own time and pace.
31 May 2015 08:23:17 PM
Monica M. Cooper
29 May 2015 01:22:52 PM
This exam was very good and informative!
kristen marie burns
14 May 2015 09:00:22 AM
13 May 2015 05:29:33 AM
10 out of 10
13 May 2015 02:13:55 AM
This course was very informative and gave great insight on leadership principles.
kristen marie burns
12 May 2015 07:19:46 AM
12 May 2015 02:57:38 AM
Very helpful for leaders.
7 May 2015 04:09:12 AM
Great course but would have liked more material
6 May 2015 10:36:56 AM
2 May 2015 04:05:20 PM
Very interesting and I would recommend.
26 April 2015 05:34:51 AM
Great information! The course was much shorter than I had anticipated, but the information was very useful.
16 April 2015 09:52:28 AM
this short course has taught me alot
15 April 2015 08:44:44 AM
I found this course to be extremely informative and helpful. I really enjoyed the detail that was given on developing leadership abilities that many individuals already have that simply have not been nurtured. And I can also appreciate the very logical approach the information takes when it comes to getting on top of the situation that is becoming a great leader and really giving me a good direction to take my character into.
Richard Raymond Lopez
14 April 2015 02:34:03 PM
The literature provided was of great benefit. It was very easy to read and comprehend, which was great for a self study course. I enjoyed the amount of information, and the motivation it gave me to be not only a great leader, but also a great individual.
6 April 2015 05:30:35 AM
very pragmatic and precise approach.
in a nutshell yet still inspiriung and adequate/sufficient for great learnings.
5 April 2015 01:33:24 AM
Excellent material covered and great review points.
26 March 2015 06:05:13 PM
this is a very useful and helpful tool. this can make you a better person in every aspect of your life. because being a leader, once you are considered on is a great thing whether you lead a few people or a large amount.
Cole Lee Stallings
25 March 2015 02:14:15 PM
Excellent read. This is my first role in a leadership position and am constantly trying to find ways to help inspire the people I work with. This provided a lot of great ways along with the ideas behind them to help me understand more what leading really means.
25 March 2015 09:55:26 AM
Leadership and Influence is a wonderful course that highlights key points that will help enable any leader to become better and more effective.
20 March 2015 07:39:20 AM
I really did learn a lot.
18 March 2015 09:08:55 AM
THIS WAS A VERY GREAT COURSE ,WILL USE IT AT WORK
Kenneth F. Strachan
11 March 2015 03:01:50 PM
A quick, succinct overview of leadership that brings dead center the overarching principles and tools necessary to be a good leader, gifted from birth or created out of the ashes!
23 February 2015 11:13:55 AM
Very helpful and enjoyable material - Like powerpoint
19 February 2015 03:33:01 PM
Great to have some things I am already doing as a leader reiterated and some things I am not yet doing brought to my attention. I loved the quotes from famous leaders also.
Gina Lee Goodman
5 February 2015 03:23:57 PM
This course is a treasure among all the classes being offered. It is packed with valuable instruction and actions that will help many students reach their full potential.
27 January 2015 08:21:16 AM
Describes qualities of a leader and their actions
26 January 2015 02:41:17 PM
useful info thank you
15 January 2015 06:15:52 PM
This course helped me realise how to become a true leader in my job role
6 January 2015 05:59:38 PM
This course was very informative, great information.
6 January 2015 01:45:17 AM
I really enjoyed this course.
Edward S Cowen
4 January 2015 01:11:22 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed learning all of the techniques to bring with me throughout the rest of my life. I already see myself as a leader, and now I have more tools in my arsenal due to this course. Thank you.
30 December 2014 02:59:02 PM
A handy overview of leadership qualities and styles. Motivational and good for setting goals with new leaders in mind.
27 December 2014 11:40:39 AM
The information was relevant to the course material. It was very organised and straight forward.
18 December 2014 11:51:22 AM
I found the course very inspiring and motivational.
6 December 2014 02:54:27 PM
2 December 2014 11:58:13 AM
simple and easy to use. great infomation
21 November 2014 11:51:45 AM
Good course brief and straight forward
25 September 2014 12:01:44 AM
4 August 2014 09:31:01 PM
great detailed information
5 July 2014 11:12:49 PM
30 June 2014 12:19:38 PM
16 June 2014 05:11:49 PM
16 June 2014 09:16:07 AM
6 June 2014 12:04:25 PM
Good style and structure
3 June 2014 11:31:09 AM
1 June 2014 07:33:34 PM
Interesting and informative
22 May 2014 11:17:31 AM
very well put.
19 May 2014 10:38:20 AM
I enjoyed this course. I will look at completing another one in the near future.
daniel thomas mccoy
7 May 2014 03:24:14 PM
lots of good info set out well
3 May 2014 02:40:28 PM
Helpful to my career
28 April 2014 11:37:24 AM
The content of this course was very good and I found ti useful.
26 April 2014 05:16:48 PM
A useful introduction to Leadership and Influence
25 April 2014 04:43:03 PM
enjoyed the quotes
25 April 2014 04:27:56 PM
gave me good things to think about
24 April 2014 03:45:20 PM
The course was well informed and I enjoyed the information and phrases used by famous leaders as examples
24 April 2014 12:11:18 PM
Easy to follow
14 April 2014 06:46:59 PM
Very interesting look into leadership. Has helped me identify some of these qualities in myself & ones that I can improve on.
Man Wai Tsui
4 April 2014 03:57:44 PM
1 April 2014 05:11:33 PM
Learnt a lot great course
30 March 2014 07:01:32 PM
30 March 2014 03:44:01 PM
I enjoyed this course. Very interesting and helpful.
24 March 2014 01:41:13 PM
This course was very informative
22 March 2014 04:07:43 PM
21 March 2014 03:18:44 PM
I found this course interesting and very relevant.
20 March 2014 01:47:05 PM
Great summation of Leadership that is easy to follow and well presented.
15 March 2014 06:39:41 PM
I have enjoyed doing the course, it has confirmed a lot of my beliefs and helped me form some new and exciting ones.
23 February 2014 07:26:26 PM
Was very interesting
Sarah Trudi Lee
19 February 2014 12:40:11 PM
Leadership is all about people skills. Leadership is about treating people with respect, and influencing them through inspiring and motivating them whilst leading from the front. A leader must show respect for others, in order to gain their respect. A leader must have excellent communication and listening skills and define a clear vision and goals. A great leader takes others on the journey alongside him/her.
This information has been exactly what I have been looking for. It has been clear to read and understand. Love the quotes!
19 February 2014 12:06:16 PM
Good introduction to leadership with some well rounded examples of past leaders for further research.
Basic overview of leadership qualities and abilities as well as simple goal setting techniques.
31 December 2013 06:49:27 PM
Yau Yang Yem
20 December 2013 09:51:24 PM
Based on my experience, most of the chapter is reflecting myself as a leader. And most importantly, on a personal level, I strongly agree that leader should always take their followers point of view when the tasks in being executing. This is to ensure that all the follower is enjoying their tasks rather than having hidden brawl behind the leader. Overall, this course is welly paid to be learn.
30 November 2013 06:34:08 PM
Good theory with easily understanding samples.
21 November 2013 04:05:01 PM
A logical and detailed module providing, for me, a very personal and informative response about myself to the subject matter.
Clarine (Thuc-Trinh) NGUYEN
16 November 2013 05:02:17 PM
This unit is unique and useful. It tells me to know more about myself, find my own strength and weakness hence I can improve my skills.
8 November 2013 07:28:45 AM
Good tips on how to lead people better and the tools to use when doing so.
FELIZARDO DE BELEN
1 November 2013 04:57:45 PM
The materials are very simple and yet very powerful. Easy to understand.
4 October 2013 07:11:33 PM
this is good I can use it as a Trainer to teach simple Leadership Skills and to have continuous improvement for myself
Joshua M Eggins
25 September 2013 04:54:54 PM
Good course, interesting to know the background of leadership and how it has developed.
Arjun Preet Singh Sandhu
24 August 2013 11:40:09 AM
Good informative course.
20 August 2013 02:05:04 AM
18 August 2013 09:15:52 AM
Found the course valuable
allison leah brown
17 August 2013 07:24:13 PM
leadership to me is someone that can help and influence people in the workforces to have good outcome each day at work, like knowing the big picture so you as leader can have options to fix and over come.
15 August 2013 12:51:57 PM
I enjoyed the reference material provided
7 August 2013 09:56:22 PM
Easy to approach
5 August 2013 02:19:30 PM
I enjoyed this leadership course as a reminder on how to lead by example and lead a team to success.
Section 3 - 10 have had many notes taken.
3 August 2013 04:56:12 PM
Easy to understand and adopt
2 August 2013 01:19:29 PM
This course has given me the courage to become a leader and be comfortable doing so
31 July 2013 12:27:10 PM
Easy to follow course notes and logical progression
28 July 2013 05:20:05 PM
good course and easy to understand booklet
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