Leadership Skills for Managers

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Course Description

In the professional world, there are a lot of things that can contribute to the success or failure of a business. Many of these things are tied to the way in which the business is operated. Poor management and guidance from those in charge, and the entire business can topple in a matter of days. It is imperative that those who are responsible for a business or company ensure that they have everything they need to do their work successfully.

So how can this be done? With leadership.

Anyone can claim to be a leader, but you have to have the right skills and experience to get the job done. Businesses are dependent on their leadership for success, and those individuals are the lifeblood of the staff. They are often members of management, responsible for overseeing everything and everyone on a daily basis.

If you are a manager and you want to make sure that you have what it takes to be a leader, then this course is for you. In Leadership Skills For Managers, you will learn about each individual skill that leaders must have for success. These include communication, problem solving, negotiation, organization, and time management. Each section of this course will provide you with the necessary information to develop your leadership skills and use the effectively both in and out of the office.

Not actually a manager? This course can still help you out as you develop your professional abilities in anticipation for leadership positions.

Anyone can be a leader; you just have to try!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.6 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(708 votes)

Lesson 1: Why Leadership is Important for Managers

This lesson will introduce you to leadership as it pertains to a managerial position. Topics will include an explanation of what a leader is and the value they hold in the workplace, as well as the basic leadership styles used in management positions. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Problem Solving

There is a wide variety of skills involved in leadership that a person should have in order to properly be a leader. Many of these skills are things that can be acquired through experience, education, or both. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Managers Must Be Effective Problem-Solvers; Seven Steps for Effective Problem Solving in the Workplace
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Team Building

As a manager and a leader, it is your job to bring together the people you are in charge of as you all work toward a common goal. Collaboration is both a need and a common component that can be found in almost every kind of workplace imaginable. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Daily Team Building Opportunities; What is the Team Building Process? Outlining its 5 Basic Steps; Team Building Exercises and Activities
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Time Management

This lesson will look at the skill of time management and the role it plays in leadership. Topics will include an explanation of what is involved in time management and its importance to the operations of the workplace. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: 27 Time Management Tips To Work Less and Play More; Time Management Skills; Time Management Skills for Leaders
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Emotional Management

This lesson will look at another skill that involves management and control over something, and that is emotional control. An explanation of what is involved in emotional management, its importance in leadership and the workplace, and the impact it can have when properly handled will be discussed. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: How to Manage Your Emotions; Managing Your Emotions at Work; The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Work Place
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Communication Skills

This lesson will look at one of the most important skills in leadership and in the professional world, which is communication. Topics will include a discussion of what is involved in communication, including verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: Communication Skills for Workplace Success; Discover Our Top 100 Business Communication Tools; What are Communication Skills?; Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Managing Office Power And Politics

This lesson will look at power and politics in the workplace and what leaders need to know in order to manage them for good. Topics of discussion will include explanations of office power and politics, the different types, concerns and issues that you may need to watch for, and what can be done to maintain a harmonious balance. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Manage Office Politics Like A Pro; Why Power Corrupts
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Networking and Interpersonal Skills

This lesson will look at networking and interpersonal skills. Topics will include an explanation of what is involved in each, how they can be used, and the impact they have in leadership when used correctly. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Networking and interpersonal skills: How are the two related?; Interpersonal Skills: Definitions and Examples; How Leaders Create and Use Networks
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Planning and Vision

This lesson will discuss the planning and visionary skills that leaders are expected to have as a part of the role they play in the professional world. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Leadership Vision; What is Strategic Planning?; What Is the Relative Importance of Forecasting?
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Crisis Management

This lesson will look at crisis management as it pertains to leadership in the workplace. Topics will include the two main kinds of crises that can happen in the workplace and what leaders could do to get through them. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: 7 critical steps to crisis management; Workplace Conflict Resolution; A quick guide to disaster preparedness in the workplace
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Ethical Decision Making

This lesson will look at decision making in leadership and what is needed for it to be considered ethical. Topics will include how the concept of decision making works in the professional world and the different types of decisions a leader may be expected to make. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Summary Of The Steps Of The Ethical Decision Making Process; Ethical Decision-Making Process; Thinking Ethically
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Performance Management

This lesson will look at performance management and what it can do for leadership. Topics will include how to identify performance in the workplace, how to gauge or measure it, and what actions can be done to ensure its efficiency. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Performance Management in the Workplace; 7 Easy Ways To Measure Employee Performance; Performance Appraisals: The 10 Most Common Rating Errors
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Delegation and Negotiation

This lesson will look at the skills of delegation and negotiation. The two interact with each other in the workplace and can contribute to the application of each. Topics will include a discussion of what is involved in each skill and the roles they play in leadership. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: What is Delegation in Management and How to do it Effectively?; Managers Must Delegate Effectively to Develop Employees; 7 Strategies for Delegating Better and Getting More Done
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Organization and Coordination

This lesson will look at the two skills that allow leaders to tame the chaos in the workplace and keep things on track, organization and coordination. Reasoning behind the importance of these skills and the role they play in leadership and the workplace will be discussed. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review Article: Why Organizing the Workplace Is Important
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: What to Do to Improve Your Skills

This final lesson will look at what leaders can do to help improve their skillsets. Topics will include potential reasons for doing so, what options are available, and how to determine what areas of your skillset need to be improved. 80 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe why leadership skills are important to be successful for managers.
  • Describe problem solving as a necessary leadership skill.
  • Describe team building as a necessary leadership skill.
  • Describe how time management and emotional management are important leadership skills.
  • Describe the necessary communication skills and techniques needed to be an effective leader.
  • Demonstrate networking and interpersonal skills needed to be an effective leader.
  • Describe how planning and vision play an important role in leadership skills.
  • Describe processes of ethical decision making.
  • Describe performance management, delegation and negotiation skills, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Leadership Skills for Managers
Course Number: 9770511
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (708 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Metodija Stojanovski
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00

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