International Leadership Skills for the Workplace

  • Course level: All Levels


Level-up your leadership skills within the workplace

Build the skills and knowledge you need to thrive in a leadership role with this ExpertTrack from Coventry University.

Across 5 courses, you’ll grow your understanding of international leadership including:

  • the key concepts in leadership
  • the evolution of management theory
  • how culture impacts a leader’s responsibilities
  • the role of politics in leadership
  • an assessment of your own leadership capabilities.

Upon completion of this ExpertTrack, you’ll have a strong understanding of what it takes to be a genuine leader and how you can grow your leadership qualities based on your own skills, as well as the requirements of your position.

Build skills to manage change within your organisation

You’ll discuss the Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Effectiveness (GLOBE) study and Hofstede’s five dimensions of culture, as well as other theories around workplace culture.

This will help you understand how organisational culture impacts a leader’s responsibilities and to identify the leadership skills needed for recognising and managing culture.

You’ll look at leaders’ roles in culture design and management, and examine the importance of organisational culture in strategic management.

Develop your leadership skills by exploring frameworks for ethical decision-making

Discover how ethical leadership is used for effective decision-making in organisations around the world. You’ll be introduced to models for ethical decision-making, including Kohlberg’s theory of moral development.

You’ll have the chance to use this understanding of leadership and management theories to assess your own leadership qualities and discover how to apply best-practice within your organisation.

Understand the role of politics in leadership and examine different leadership philosophies

This ExpertTrack introduces you to various philosophies in leadership, including Path-Goal theory, the Situational Approach, the Full Range Leadership Model and the Leader-Member Exchange Theory.

Explore the influence of leadership style and behaviour using real-world examples, and learn how these can impact organisational culture and performance.

Assess your personal leadership characteristics using tools for reflective practice in leadership

You’ll be introduced to reflective models – such as Gibb’s model and the Driscoll model of reflection. You’ll use these to evaluate the importance of reflection in a professional setting.

Complete leadership questionnaires to reflect on your personal leadership capabilities and learn how to use reflective practice to become a more effective leader.

You’ll also have the opportunity to refine your reflective portfolio with guidance from industry experts at Coventry University.

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify theoretical approaches to responsible leadership
  • Examine the relationship between international leadership and management
  • Identify and analyse leadership styles and skills in the context of international organisations
  • Discuss the roles of leaders and managers in achieving organisational objectives