Leadership in today’s workplace requires a combination of skills and behaviors in order to realize success. Leaders must balance the need to manage day to day activities while using critical skills to lead their teams toward realizing a common vision or purpose. Both leadership and management are critically important to organizational success, yet each requires very different skills. During the course, you will review the evolution of leadership, come to understand the different functions of managing vs. leading, and focus closely on the skills which are most important to your success as a leader. Specific discussion of the role of influence vs. power as it relates to aligning others to accomplish a common goal is a central theme within this course. This course is the first in a series of eight courses to earn your Excellence in Leadership Certificate. Tuition includes a textbook.