An effective supervisor is also a role model and a leader. Understanding the theories of leadership and how to develop your leadership skills and style will help you become a better supervisor.
This course examines what leadership is and the most popular leadership styles. You will learn how your behavior, decisions, and attitudes contribute to your effectiveness, and you will be asked to reflect on how this knowledge fits with your goals. At the end of this course you should be able to:
+ Describe the characteristics and behaviors associated with effective leaders.+ Review different leadership approaches and explain how they may be applied in practice.+ Outline the competencies important to success at the supervisory leadership level.+ Explain the benefits of effective delegation.+ Describe how you can build competence in areas of importance.