Lead an ever-changing global work environment

Become an adaptable leader, ready to face the challenges of the disrupted workplace.

This specialisation will equip you with the skills to navigate the ever-changing global environment we now work in.

Our units

Our Leading units below have structured learning activities which includes video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments.

  1. Know your people – harness your team’s diversity and use teamwork to innovate and increase your organisation’s output.
  2. Know your organisation – better enable your organisation to deliver on its strategic objectives.
  3. Adapt your leadership style – strengthen your personal leadership skills.
  4. Become a meaning maker – learn how to motivate staff with meaningful work.

1. Know your people

Organisations have changed and now, more than ever, personnel management is crucial to organisational success.

  • a range of concepts, theories and methodologies that will help you navigate and optimise your work environment
  • best-practice leadership strategies to enable your employees to achieve more at work
  • advanced leadership strategies and be challenged to consider how these might apply to your own workplace
  • how to lead your team and your organisation to success.

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

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2. Know your organisation

How do you lead your organisation when today’s work environment is so competitive and complex?

  • how to lead your organisation when today’s work environment is so competitive and complex
  • how to enable your organisation to deliver its strategy while ensuring it remains sufficiently agile
  • to take your organisation forward in a more strategic direction and  to make better decisions along the way.

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

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3. Adapt your leadership style

In this unit, explore why organisational misbehaviours such as cynicism, apathy, bullying and disengagement are increasingly prevalent in the workplace.

  • how transformational, authentic and inclusive leadership styles offer an alternative to the more autocratic, job-centred and controlling leadership styles of the past
  • how the digital revolution, along with an increased focus on projects and teamwork, has dramatically altered the perception of leadership in a way that now demands all organisational members take on some form of self-leadership.

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

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4. Become a meaning maker

When faced with a complex and ambiguous work environment, how do you as a potential leader, envision the future?

  • how you can create and deliver a compelling vision in a way that conveys meaning and drives positive change within your organisation
  • the role that the brain and body play in processing meaning, and how this can inspire your employees
  • how social and cultural factors can influence what you can achieve and your limitations when seeking to create meaning.

For a taster of the Global MBA experience, you can access the Become A Meaning Maker open unit on Coursera

Unit curriculum

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