This course helps foster ethical leadership, by focusing on leadership traits, emphasizing ethical practices, motivation, and effective communication. Acquire competencies to lead diverse teams, shape a business vision, establish strategic direction, and manage change adeptly. Gain practical skills for impactful leadership in dynamic environments.

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As an institution that is responsive to changing student requirements in certain sectors of the market, we have introduced an online option offering shorter courses. These courses provide quick wins for busy professionals and can fast-track careers in a matter of weeks or months. Professionals can stay at the cutting edge of industry-relevant skills development, as they compete in the dynamic 4IR (fourth industrial revolution) job market. Like our distance courses, our online courses allow you to register at any time.  Studying is flexible and can be scheduled according to your needs.


12 Months


You can start studying this course at any time of the year as soon as you have completed your registration, you can get started. There are no specific registration dates!


Study Phase 1: Quiz 1

  • Introduction to leadership
  • Leadership traits, behaviours, and relationships
  • Introduction to leadership theory
  • The leader is an individual
  • The mind of leadership

Study Phase 2: Quiz 2

  • Ethical leadership
  • Followership
  • Motivation
  • Communication
  • Leading teams
  • Diversity

Study Phase 3:  Quiz 3

  • Leadership power and influence
  • Creating a vision and strategic direction
  • Shaping culture and values
  • Organisational development

Work through the workbook. At the end of each Study Phase, there is a quiz to complete. You need to complete and pass each of the quizzes with a minimum of 70% to get a certificate. No restrictions on your attempts.


1. Define leadership, outlining its key components and explaining its importance in various organisational contexts.
2. Distinguish between natural leaders and made leaders, discussing the debate on whether leaders are born or made.
3. Summarise the history of leadership theories, from pre-modern to postmodern eras, and apply these theories to contemporary leadership situations.
4. Explain the link between management and leadership, identifying nuances within the definition of leadership and leadership characteristics.
5. Identify causes and effects of leadership derailment, and develop strategies to prevent it in organisational settings.
6. Outline different leadership styles and orientations, such as democratic, autocratic, bureaucratic, and laissez-faire, and demonstrate their application in various situations.
7. Analyse leader-follower relationships, employing theories like Hollander’s idiosyncrasy credit model and leader-member exchange theory to understand relationship dynamics.
8. Discuss leadership as a relationship-builder and its role in forming partnerships both within and outside the organisation.
9. Operate effectively in leadership roles during crisis situations, employing individualised leadership strategies to manage and resolve challenges.
10. Utilise leadership components such as dimensions and power to build effective teams and foster a positive organisational culture.

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