Be agile and adapt to disruptive work environments

Changes brought on by globalisation and disruptive technologies are transforming more than just jobs – they are changing what it means to be an effective leader. To adapt and compete in today’s labour market you must be agile.

Our units

Through structured learning activities including video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments, you will:

  1. Your career, your life – learn how to effectively plan your career and your life in a way that suits your aspirations.
  2. Build personal resilience – discover how you can build your own personal resilience.
  3. Improve yourself, always – understand how to effectively and strategically approach professional and personal development.
  4. Become a global citizen – develop your cultural intelligence.

1. Your career, your life

Are you satisfied with your career? Where do you see yourself in the future? No matter where you are on your professional journey, planning can help you reach your goals.

  • to adapt to rapidly evolving job markets by enhancing your self-knowledge and confidence to explore wider career opportunities
  • how to create a career development plan, encompassing your career goals and skills for current and future jobs
  • acquiring valuable guidance based on practical suggestions, theoretical models and current empirical evidence
  • an appreciation that career planning and management is an ongoing process of assessing career identity, setting new learning goals and career visions, and celebrating accomplishments as you develop

For a taster of the Global MBA experience, you can access the Your Career Your Life open unit on Coursera.

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2. Build personal resilience

Globalisation and advances in information and communication technology have resulted in a 24/7 work environment characterised by rapid change, a greater sense of competition, and an explosion in access to communication and information. These pressures not only reduce performance but can lead to a reduced sense of meaning and purpose as well as physical and mental health issues.

  • the nature of stressors facing leaders in today’s work environments and how to deal with them
  • to explore personal resilience – your capacity to withstand and cope with stress – and strategies for self-management, motivation and organisation
  • how resilience is impacted by health and social relationships.

For a taster of the Global MBA experience, you can access the Build Personal Resilience open unit on Coursera.

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3. Improve yourself, always

The world of work is characterised by rapid ongoing change. In this dynamic environment, one of the most critical skills for leaders is their capacity to learn and to adapt; to engage in the continuous development of their skills in managing and leading others.

  • self-awareness of your current leadership style to understand the strengths you need to develop and which challenges you will face as a leader
  • to examine the change process and explore the processes of self-regulation that underpin personal skill development.

For a taster of the Global MBA experience, you can access the Improve Yourself, Always open unit on Coursera.

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4. Become a global citizen

We now live in a truly global, interconnected world in which every manager requires a high level of cultural intelligence. In a diverse work environment, a successful leader must understand the cultural backgrounds, beliefs and attitudes of the people around them – or run the risk of failing to achieve the organisation’s goals.

  • high ‘cultural intelligence’ to become good at spotting cultural differences and adapt  behaviour accordingly
  • sensitivity and cultural intelligence  – key future-focused capabilities required of every leader

For a taster of the Global MBA experience, you can access the Become a Global Citizen open unit on Coursera.

Unit curriculum

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