Project Management Institute

Introduction to Leadership


This course addresses the key issues surroundin gleadership. What is leadership? Why is it important? What does it require to be a leader? What is visionary leadership? What role should ethics play? What is the role of charisma in leadership? What roles must a leader assume?

Leadership is not limited to the naturally charismatic, the extroverted and gregarious, and those selected for top managementpositions. In fact, many of the elements that comprise being a leader can be taught or developed.

The course also considers the foundations of leadership.There are multiple bases for leadership, and whether a leader has formal or informal authority, they play a crucial part in establishing the leader's credibility.

Then you will examine the question of how to be a successful (that is, effective) leader. The actual work of leadership requires specific qualities and skills to translate those qualities into action—and effectiveness (i.e., results).

What You Will Learn

  • Define leadership and explain its importance
  • Discuss some of the better-known leadership theories (Fiedler's contingency theory; Path-goal theory; Vroom-Yetton-Jago theory)
  • Distinguish leadership from management and administration
  • Explain the role of ethics in leadership
  • Discuss the positives and negatives surrounding charismatic leadership
  • Recognize the importance of training, learning, and role-playing in leadership
  • Discuss the seven bases for leadership
  • Explain why formal authority alone does not guarantee leadership
  • Discuss the nine key qualities for leadership
  • Identify the five central skills needed for effective leadershipand explain ways to strengthen or develop those skills in a leader

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