Leadership & Managment

Leadership & Management explores the evolving world of business strategy, focusing on the increasingly important roles of design, user experience, and innovation in shaping competitive advantage. You’ll learn about concepts such as goal setting, value creation, global integration, and diversification, and you’ll critique classic theories and frameworks in the context of new business realities. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll create and defend a holistic business strategy in response to a realistic case study prompt.

This course prepares you to think strategically in an age when companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft have become more valuable (in market cap terms) .

Today, business value and competitive advantage arise more often from consumer perceptions of what is "cool" than from physical assets or economies of scale.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Explain why "doing" strategy is considered "the high point of managerial activity"
  • Recognize and avoid the old, tired ideas about strategy that are still out there, so you can adopt fresher & better ideas
  • Point out how doing strategy has changed because of advancing technology and globalization
  • Prepare for the Capstone Project for the Strategic Management and Innovation Specialization

In this course you will learn about the “head and heart” of everyday leadership, individual decision making, group decision making, and managing motivation.

The objectives are to understand why and how leadership skills are so critical to organizational success, and learn the foundations of effective leadership skills.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Understand why and how leadership skills are so critical to organizational success
  • Know how to use leadership skills to work more effectively with others, and are able to organize teams to work more effectively together

This course covers the following topics: negotiation, feedback and coaching, conflict management, and leading change.

The objectives are to learn how to use leadership skills to work more effectively with others, how to use leadership skills to organize others to work more effectively together, and to apply the foundations of effective leadership skills to everyday situations faced by leaders.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Will be able to negotiate effectively and influence others
  • Provide feedback and coaching that is appropriate and influential
  • Will be able to manage conflict and lead change

In this course you will learn how organizations create, capture, and maintain value, and how it is fundamental for sustainable competitive advantage.

You will be able to better understand value creation and capture, and learn the tools to analyze both competition and cooperation from a variety of perspectives, including the industry level (e.g., five forces analysis), and the firm level (e.g., business models and strategic positioning).

What Will Students Learn?

  • Understand how managers coordinate different functional areas, resources, and systems inside a company and align them with the external environment to enhance overall performance
  • Knowledge of strategic management tools and frameworks, and apply them to real business contexts Process diverse business and industry information to diagnose strategic issues, evaluate strategic alternatives, and formulate a coherent and actionable strategic plan
  • How to think like a CEO, entrepreneur, or general manager.

In this course you will learn how organizations create, capture, and maintain value, and how it is fundamental for sustainable competitive advantage.

You will be able to better understand economic value creation and value appropriation, and learn the tools to analyze both competition and cooperation from a corporate level perspective, (e.g., through vertical integration, diversification, and geographic scope decisions).

What Will Students Learn?

  • Understand how corporations create, capture, and sustain competitive advantage.
  • Analyze business situations and create a coherent corporate strategy.
  • Understand the fit between corporate strategy and organization structure to improve economic performance.

In this course, you will learn how to create a shared vision for your team and effectively communicate it to your teammates.

You will also learn how to set effective goals and expectations in a way that best enables your team to attain the shared vision. Finally, you will understand the most important needs and drivers of performance across cultures, and will learn to align rewards with desired behaviors so that your teammates are motivated to attain the team’s objectives.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Becoming a Visionary Leader
  • Setting Effective Goals and Expectations
  • Understanding Human Needs and Drivers of Performance Across Cultures
  • Aligning Rewards and Behavior

In this course, you will learn best practices for selecting, recruiting, and onboarding talent. You will also learn about the key approaches to measuring performance and evaluating your employees.

In addition, you will learn how to develop and coach your talent so that they can realize their full potential at work. Altogether, you will gain a thorough understanding of the complete cycle of managing talent and creating a robust talent pipeline for your team and organization.

Managing and developing talent is one of the top 3 issues on the minds of CEOs from around the world. In fact, CEOs cite managing and developing their leadership talent as the issue that is most important to the future success of their business but that their organizations are least capable of addressing effectively.

What Will Students Learn?

  • The insights, frameworks and tools to effectively manage and develop talent in your teams and organizations.

his course will improve your ability to influence people in situations where you cannot use formal authority. You will learn about effective ways to build, develop, and sustain a power base in your organization.

You will also learn influence tactics that enable you to be more persuasive and influential in working with your superiors, peers, and even subordinates. In addition, you will learn how to build and maintain high-quality relationships to further maximize your informal power and ability to influence others. Importantly, you will distinguish between influence and manipulation and learn how to protect yourself from the unwanted influence of others.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Make you a more confident and influential leader, presenter, and decision-maker
  • You will more effective in pitching business ideas to your superiors, influencing customers, and building coalitions across stakeholders.
  • equip you with specific tactics and strategies that are proven to work for gaining power and influencing people.

In this course, you will learn how to build your team, improve teamwork and collaboration, and sustain team performance through continuous learning and improvement. Specifically, you will learn best practices for composing a team and aligning individual and team goals. You will also learn how to establish roles, build structures, and manage decision making so that your team excels.

This course will also help you manage critical team processes such as conflict resolution and building trust that have a profound impact on your team’s performance. You will discuss some of the best ways to harness the productive potential of teams while mitigating the risks and traps of teamwork.

What Will Students Learn?

  • you will acquire a set of tools and practices that enable you to effectively set up, run, evaluate, and continuously improve your team. Such insights will both make you a more effective team leader but also a standout contributor in team settings.

In this course you’ll get the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the first two courses of the “Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense” as an individual to a group setting. The group could not only be an organization such as a company or a team in a company, but also a private group such as your family or an association.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Defining the group identity by working on the group self-awareness.
  • Creating quality relationships within the group.
  • Working on resilience for the group to then be able to overcome difficult situation.
  • Making the organization grow by creating sense and meaning.

Emotional intelligence, hope, mindfulness, and compassion help a person reverse the damage of chronic stress and build great leadership relationships.

The Positive and Negative Emotional Attractors inspire sustained, desired change and learning at many levels.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Resonant Leadership and the Neuroscience Behind It
  • Renewal As an Antidote to Chronic Stress
  • Emotional Intelligence and Its Link to Leadership
  • Inspiring and Motivating Sustained Development, Growth and Learning
  • Coaching with Compassion to Inspire Sustained Learning and Development & Peer Coaching: With a Little Help from my Friends
  • Inspiring Change through Hope and Vision
  • The Multilevel Nature of Sustained, Desired Change
  • The Real Self and Learning Agenda

This course aims to inspire and empower women and men across the world to engage in purposeful career development and take on leadership for important causes---to lead change with more conviction and confidence---and improve our workplaces and communities for all.

By offering more complex understandings of issues related to professional women and work, the course will help you increase self-knowledge about your own values and vision, as well as enhance your capabilities as a leader, manager, and team contributor. We will examine the opportunities, challenges, trade-offs, and organizational dynamics experienced by women in work organizations, as well as reflect on and practice effective individual behaviors.

What Will Students Learn?

  • What are the valued attributes and behaviors of women in the workplace?
  • How does the gendered nature of organizations impact women?
  • What derails our career advancement and what propels us upward?
  • What are your leadership goals and aspirations?
  • How can you best integrate your multiple family and work life commitments?
  • How do you define career success?
  • What can organizations do to provide women with opportunities to excel?
  • What opportunities could our global economy harness by advancing women to leadership?
  • How can the full talents of the workforce be tapped into and developed?