- NY Credits : 2.0
- TX Credits : 2.0
Leadership and Teambuilding
There are many definitions of leadership, and many different types of effective leadership styles. Most everyone will agree that good leadership involves properly managing resources, whether it's human capital, physical resources, or intellectual property. Leadership is now more of a bottom-up approach where leaders actively seek input from their team members. Leaders must learn to be objective when performing assessments on the goals they have set, and the people helping them reach those goals. There is also now the concept of sustainable leadership, which involves rewarding those who have been long term champions of an entity and its goals, just as much as those who come in to offer a quick fix in a time of crisis. This type of leadership style promotes loyalty and a stronger sense of team worth.
Upon successful completion of this course, the user should be able to:
recognize what leadership means and what a leader should be doing for their team;
determine how culture relates to leadership;
identify what needs to happen after a goal is created;
recognize why is it more efficient for leaders today to seek input from the bottom up, than it was for their predecessors 25 years ago;
identify the different leadership theories and what each one focuses on; and
recognize what the psychodynamic approach involves in terms of communication.