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About the course

Leadership Challenges, the second course in the 100% online Executive Certificate in Leadership program, places participants at the crossroads of tactics and strategy, providing the perspective and insight necessary to assess, interpret and respond to situations of uncertainty and complexity. You will learn to positively engage people, teams and organizations by responding to challenges with greater sophistication and confidence.

What You’ll Learn

Integral Model of Leadership

  • The Integral Model of Leadership
  • Polarity Thinking

Value-Based Leadership

  • Value-Based Decision Making
  • Two Approaches to Ethics Management
  • The Moral Development of Organizations
  • Threefold Challenges of Values-Based Organizations
  • Values at the Societal Level
  • New Performance Standard for Companies

Risk

  • Break-Even Analysis
  • Learning from Mistakes – After Action Reviews
  • How Your Organization View's Risk

Crisis Preparation and Mitigation

  • The Leader's Role in Crisis Preparation and Mitigation
  • Crisis Management or Business Continuity Team
  • Key Leadership Behaviors
  • Immediate Response

Influence

  • The Leader's Role in Influencing Others

What Employees Want

  • The Accountable Leader
  • Taking Inventory of Your Readiness and Motivations
  • Detecting and Integrating Patterns in the Environment

Driving Accountability and Engagement

  • System Thinking Models
  • What's the Deal With Storytelling
  • Driving Accountability
  • Engaging People

Curriculum

8 Week Course

Lesson 1 - Integral Leadership and Polarity Management

  • Course Introduction
  • Integral Leadership – Synopsis
  • A Practical Introduction
  • How Your Values Influence Others
  • Cultural and Team Manifestations
  • How Do You Systematically Get Results?
  • Polarity Management – Synopsis
  • What Are Polarities?
  • Polarities Are All Around You
  • Polarities: Leadership
  • Learning and Leveraging Your Polarities

Lesson 2 - Valued-Based Decision Making

  • Value-Based Decision Making – Synopsis
  • Value-Based Decision Making
  • Values
  • Values at a Personal Level: Part 1
  • Values at a Personal Level: Part 2
  • Values at the Organizational Level
  • Two Approaches to Ethics Management
  • The Moral Development of Organizations

Lesson 3 - Values at the Organizational Level and Stewardship

  • Values at the Organizational Level – Synopsis
  • The Threefold Challenges of Values-Based Organizations
  • Values at the Societal Level
  • Decision Making Frameworks
  • Stewardship – Synopsis
  • Stewardship: Governance and Leadership
  • Stewardship: Rational Result
  • Stewardship: Board of Directors
  • Stewardship: Collective Serving vs. A Self-Serving Agent

Lesson 4 - Risk and Trust

  • Risk – Synopsis
  • Risk – Introduction
  • Break-Even Analysis
  • How Does Your Organization View Risk
  • Trust – Synopsis
  • Trust: Leadership
  • Trust, Vulnerability and Performance
  • Trust: Important Characteristics

Lesson 5 - The Leader’s Role in Crisis Preparation and Mitigation

  • The Leader's Role in Crisis Preparation and Mitigation – Synopsis
  • The Leader's Role in Crisis Preparation and Mitigation
  • Preparation - Crisis Management or Business Continuity Team
  • Immediate Response - Physical Crisis
  • Immediate Response - Reputational Crisis
  • Key Leadership Behaviors

Lesson 6 - Influence

  • Influence – Synopsis
  • Influence is Everywhere
  • 10 Styles of Influence: Part 1
  • 10 Styles of Influence: Part 2
  • Four Unethical Influence Styles
  • The Power of Adapting Predictors of Executive Success
  • Lesson 7 - The Accountable Leader
  • The Accountable Leader – Synopsis
  • The Accountable Leader
  • Taking Inventory of Your Readiness and Motivations
  • Detecting and Integrating Patterns in the Environment
  • How Can You Reframe to Increase Accountability?
  • What is Skillful Discussion?
  • Staffing and The Team: Part 1
  • Staffing and The Team: Part 2
  • Focusing and Storytelling

Lesson 8 - Accountability, Personal Strengths, and Problem Solving

  • Accountability, Personal Strengths, and Problem Solving – Synopsis
  • System Thinking Models
  • What's the Deal With Storytelling
  • Driving Accountability and Engaging People
  • Driving Accountability
  • Engaging People
  • Building Personal Strengths
  • What Problem Solving Skills do You Need?
  • Course Conclusion

Who should attend

Whether you presently hold a leadership role in your organization or you would like to, the Leadership Challenges course gives you the skills and knowledge to effectively handle real-world leadership challenges.

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