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How to be a Good Manager - Alumni


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Full program description




20 Hours





*This bundle is available at a discount to ASU Alumni.

Learn how to be a good manager:

Effective or “good” management can be a mix of art and science. There are multiple factors to successful leadership and management because of the many objectives a manager must serve in support of the organization’s mission. As a manager, you not only lead and organize your team, but you must define the mission of your team or organization and make decisions about policy and procedures that keep your company moving forward. In this series of seven online management courses, you will study examples of successful and unsuccessful leadership and management practices, discover modern trends in management and create plans to improve or take on leadership responsibilities of your industry. Each course will give you skills to apply in your current or future career, regardless of industry and team size.

What you’ll learn in these online management courses:

The seven online management courses in this bundle examine several different aspects of management including:

  • The history of management; review a series of successful managers and management teams throughout the history of well-known businesses and identify their similar techniques and traits. You may be surprised at how successful leadership mindsets and strategies transcend time.
  • Management strategy; learn how successful managers impact the success of a business and what level of management is required to maintain success in an organization. Learn the four principles of effective management and discover the power of effective communication and people management.
  • Teamwork and communication; communication can be the tool that unites the efforts of individuals so teams form and work together to produce more than any individual ever could. In this course, you will define the critical communication needed to form your team and guide them to become a united group working toward a single mission.
  • Motivating employees; In this course, you’ll learn to appreciate how motivation techniques can lead your organization to success. First, you’ll learn how to discover the motivating factors of each of the individuals in your team and how to use those motivators to help your team feel successful. Study the different ways leaders have motivated their teams through genuine connection to team values and desires in this course.
  • Connecting mission to strategy; dig into the high-level purpose and vision of your organization in this course. Once you have identified the vision and mission of your business, determine how to develop strategy that supports the vision of your organization and the essential leadership skills you’ll need to keep your team on track for success.
  • Modern leadership; take a look at the difference between leadership and management by reviewing the practices of business and political leaders and managers. Develop your own blend of leadership and management to best serve your team and organization.
  • Decision making for leaders; effective decision making doesn’t just require knowledge and immediacy. As a manager, you’ll have the responsibility to use the knowledge and opinions of the team around you. In this class, learn how to own effective decision making for your organization, leveraging your own opinions and knowledge as well as the opinion of others in your business.

Who these online management courses are designed for:

The management skills earned in this seven-course online management series are essential to managers, regardless of whether you’re improving upon your existing management strategies or if you’re an entrepreneur, new to team management and leadership. This bundle is perfect for anyone who aspires to be a great manager.

Not interested in a Certificate? Try any of our stand-alone courses.

What you’ll earn from these online management courses:

Show off your management skills with a certificate upon completion of the How to be a Good Manager course series, and use the online badge on your LinkedIn profile to signal to others that you’ve gone above and beyond to hone critical management expertise.

Meet the instructors

George Love, PhD

Dr. George Love brings over 20 years of experience as a practicing leader and has experience as both a manager and director in modern organizational settings. During his career he was deeply involved with development operational practices and applications for what was, at one time, the largest provider of online higher education in the United States. His history of research is around issues influencing organizational commitment and he has taught courses on leadership and organizational behavior since 2001.

Dr. Mai P. Trinh

Dr. Mai P. Trinh joined Arizona State University as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts in August 2016. She is an expert in leadership development, group dynamics, experiential learning, complex dynamic systems, and adaptability.

Andi Hess, PhD

Andi Hess is the director of the Interdisciplinary Translation and Integration Sciences Initiative at Arizona State University, which aims to help research teams across the university bridge disciplinary gaps. Her research focuses on the Science of Team Science and Interdisciplinary Translation, a process of actively facilitating the exchange of knowledge across disciplinary languages in team research settings. Prior to returning to academia, she held a variety of leadership roles in retail management and corporate training, including working as a Productivity Consultant with FranklinCovey, coaching people on how to set and reach their goals. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS) and teaches courses in Interdisciplinary Studies and Organizational Leadership at ASU.

Jennifer Chandler, PhD

Jennifer L. S. Chandler, Ph.D. teaches organizational leadership courses and researches organizational leadership practices among scientist and engineering teams who are tackling global sustainability challenges. She has also led projects, taught project management, trained project managers, and evaluated Project Management Programs for over 20 years working with international corporations, U. S. federal agencies, and U. S. national professional associations.

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.