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Decision Making for Leaders - Alumni


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Full course description




3 Hours





This course is available to ASU Alumni at a discount.

What you'll learn:

Once you get into management lots of challenges will come your way, and there will be lots of decisions to be made. You’ll have varying opinions from colleagues at all different levels from different departments. If you’re empowered, the decision, however, will be yours to make. You will finish this course with an understanding of how to make an informed decision while watching out for any barriers, including biases, which could blur your judgement.

Please note: This course is not facilitated by an instructor; therefore no one is monitoring activity in the course. If you have a question or need help as you progress, please reference the help section.

Modules and content:

In this course you learn key foundational concepts that underpin approaches to leadership, as well as defining traits one should focus on developing to maximize one’s leadership effectiveness. You will then use this information to critique and reflect upon some well-known examples of successful and unsuccessful leaders through the lens of the concepts and ideas provided in the course. Specific concepts include:

  1. How leadership and management differ and overlap
  2. Leading is not just based on position (informal versus formal)
  3. Traits commonly associated with leadership effectiveness
  4. Established styles of leading
  5. Situational approaches to leading others (Modern)
  6. The transformational/transactional leadership continuum (modern)
  7. How to apply modern leadership concepts and ideas

Who this course is designed for:

Anyone in a decision-making role or those who eventually want to be in one.

What you'll receive:

A Certificate of Completion

Meet the instructor

Brent Scholar, PhD

Dr. Brent Scholar is an Instructor in the Faculty of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at ASU. He is an experienced higher education professional. He is also the principal of Scholar Consulting since 2009, providing international leadership consulting and training for both nonprofit and for profit organizations.