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Certificate In Leadership and Influence Online Course

How To Be a Great & Influential Leader

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:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. 12 months access to course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Download printer friendly course content
  7. Certificate (IAOTS Accredited)

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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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: Modelling 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

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Minimum age

Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Computer requirements

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

25/06/2015 02:32:50 PM

good course.thanks

23/06/2015 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.

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20/06/2015 05:28:25 AM

This was a very good refresher course which also provided different insights and new ideas.

06/06/2015 03:33:49 AM


02/06/2015 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.

29/05/2015 01:22:52 PM

This exam was very good and informative!

13/05/2015 02:13:55 AM

This course was very informative and gave great insight on leadership principles.

12/05/2015 07:19:46 AM

Good course

12/05/2015 02:57:38 AM

Very helpful for leaders.

07/05/2015 04:09:12 AM

Great course but would have liked more material

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02/05/2015 04:05:20 PM

Very interesting and I would recommend.

26/04/2015 05:34:51 AM

Great information! The course was much shorter than I had anticipated, but the information was very useful.

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16/04/2015 09:52:28 AM

this short course has taught me alot

15/04/2015 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.

14/04/2015 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.

06/04/2015 05:30:35 AM

very pragmatic and precise approach.
in a nutshell yet still inspiriung and adequate/sufficient for great learnings.

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05/04/2015 01:33:24 AM

Excellent material covered and great review points.

26/03/2015 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.

25/03/2015 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.

25/03/2015 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.

20/03/2015 07:39:20 AM

I really did learn a lot.

18/03/2015 09:08:55 AM


11/03/2015 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!

23/02/2015 11:13:55 AM

Very helpful and enjoyable material - Like powerpoint

19/02/2015 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.

05/02/2015 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.

27/01/2015 08:21:16 AM

Describes qualities of a leader and their actions

26/01/2015 02:41:17 PM

useful info thank you

15/01/2015 06:15:52 PM

This course helped me realise how to become a true leader in my job role

06/01/2015 05:59:38 PM

This course was very informative, great information.

06/01/2015 01:45:17 AM

I really enjoyed this course.

04/01/2015 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.

30/12/2014 02:59:02 PM

A handy overview of leadership qualities and styles. Motivational and good for setting goals with new leaders in mind.

27/12/2014 11:40:39 AM

The information was relevant to the course material. It was very organised and straight forward.

18/12/2014 11:51:22 AM

I found the course very inspiring and motivational.

06/06/2014 12:04:25 PM

Good style and structure

01/06/2014 07:33:34 PM

Interesting and informative

19/05/2014 10:38:20 AM

I enjoyed this course. I will look at completing another one in the near future.

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07/05/2014 03:24:14 PM

lots of good info set out well

26/04/2014 05:16:48 PM

A useful introduction to Leadership and Influence

25/04/2014 04:27:56 PM

gave me good things to think about

24/04/2014 03:45:20 PM

The course was well informed and I enjoyed the information and phrases used by famous leaders as examples

14/04/2014 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.

04/04/2014 03:57:44 PM

Excellent course!

17/08/2013 02:28:20 PM

Being able to see the instructor, his tools and equipment, was beneficial to me as opposed to reading through reams of paperwork making my own decisions from the mire of ignorance.

I have completed online courses before this, but always had doubt I feel more confident this time knowing I can review all coursework at anytime.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 020LIOSC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 12 Months Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Qualification: Certificate (IAOTS Accredited)