Key capability

Adapting

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You must have the ability to be agile and adapt to compete in today’s labour market. 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.

In this course you will: learn how to effectively plan your career and your life in a way that suits your aspirations (Your Career, Your Life); discover how you can build your own personal resilience (Build Personal Resilience); understand how to effectively and strategically approach professional and personal development (Improve Yourself, Always); and develop your cultural intelligence (Become a Global Citizen).

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Your career, your life

Course description

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. This course will help you adapt to rapidly evolving job markets by enhancing your self-knowledge and confidence to explore wider career opportunities. You will create a career development plan, encompassing your career goals, skills and knowledge development for your current and future jobs, and learn how to make the most of your strengths, talents and experience.

You’ll receive valuable guidance based on practical suggestions, theoretical models and current empirical evidences. And via structured learning activities (video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts, industry interviews and written assessments) you’ll gain 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.

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Dr Laramie Tolentino

Senior Lecturer in Management, Macquarie University

Laramie is a management academic who is interested in adaptive career and work-life management and draws from her multidisciplinary background.

Prior to her appointment at Macquarie University, she has held teaching and research positions at Monash University, The Australian National University, and De La Salle University Philippines.

Her research on career adaptability has been published in leading journals such as Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Career Assessment, and Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

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Build personal resilience

Course description

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 compound stress related to workload and information processing – this not only reduces performance but can lead to a reduced sense of meaning and purpose as well as physical and mental health issues.

Understanding stress and how to boost your resilience to it are essential skills for contemporary leaders and play a vital role in managing the demands you face at work. This course will focus on the nature of stressors facing leaders in today’s work environments and how to deal with them. You’ll explore personal resilience – your capacity to withstand and cope with stress – and strategies for self-management, motivation and organisation. You’ll also learn how resilience is impacted by health and social relationships.

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Paul Nesbit

Dr Paul Nesbit

Associate Professor of Management, Macquarie University

Paul is a management academic who has been on the faculty of Macquarie University since 1999. He teaches the core MBA subject Organisational Behaviour as well as an elective subject that he developed, called Managerial Self-Development. He has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award for teaching excellence.

His current research focuses on self-leadership and self-directed learning approaches for leader development and has published in a range of International peer-reviewed journals and presented his research at international conferences. He has also consulted with industry in the area of leadership development.

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Improve yourself, always

Course description

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.

This course will assist you in the ongoing development of your skills and abilities by focusing on the nature of the self-development process. You will reflect on and develop self-awareness of your current leadership style to understand the strengths you need to develop and which challenges you will face as a leader. The course also examines the change process, and explores the processes of self-regulation that underpin personal skill development.

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Paul Nesbit

Dr Paul Nesbit

Associate Professor of Management, Macquarie University

Paul is a management academic who has been on the faculty of Macquarie University since 1999. He teaches the core MBA subject Organisational Behaviour as well as an elective subject that he developed, called Managerial Self-Development. He has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award for teaching excellence.

His current research focuses on self-leadership and self-directed learning approaches for leader development and has published in a range of International peer-reviewed journals and presented his research at international conferences. He has also consulted with industry in the area of leadership development.

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Become a global citizen

Course description

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.

This course, via structured learning activities (video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts, industry interviews and written assessments), will teach you that those with high ‘cultural intelligence’ – are good at spotting cultural differences and adapt their behaviour accordingly. You’ll develop cultural intelligence and sensitivity – key future-focused capabilities required of every leader.

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Dr Fei Guo

Dr Fei Guo

Professor of Management, Macquarie University

Fei has more than 20 years experience in teaching and conducting research in Australia, the United States and China.

Fei’s main teaching and research interests have been in migration and labour market, ethnic and cultural diversity, diaspora and transnationalism, internationalisation of workforce, consequences of demographic changes.

She has published more than 50 academic journal articles and book chapters, and six co-authored or co-edited books.  One of her recent books Global Population in Transition (with J Martins and D Swanson, 2018, Springer) examines some of the critical global issues of population change and diversity.

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