- improve your understanding of the challenges associated with leadership roles;
- increase your leadership skills self-awareness ;
- help you acquire a larger repertoire of leadership attitudes and behaviors and strengthen your leadership competencies.
Leadership is about inspiring, mobilizing and enabling great people to achieve excellent levels of performance and to get great things done in organizations.
Leadership is about the practices that “transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into new perspectives and innovations, separateness into collaboration and risks into rewards” (Kouzes, 2007).
Leadership starts from self-awareness and effective self-leadershipthat enable energizing, aligning and result-oriented behaviors.
Leadership may become one of your greatest challenges as you progress through your career moving from roles that require your individual contributions to roles that require you to achieve results with and through people. Leadership may also be a challenge now as you progress through your academic curriculum striving for personal and professional growth through all the opportunities that university offers you and that you are willing and able to leverage on.
The course Leadership skills will give you the opportunity to challenge yourself with setting up the preconditions for optimal performance to be achieved with and through the people you are working with. It will improve your ability to build and manage constructive