Leadership Essentials

Motivational strategies, emotional intelligence and the ability to implement change effectively are key ingredients in leading a team to success.

Develop your leadership skills and learn practical techniques for motivating employees with this short leadership training course from Skillsoft.

This course is delivered entirely online and can be completed in just five hours.

The Leadership Essentials short course is made up of the following five units:

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Price: $295 AUD

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Course length
5 hours
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Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.


Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.


Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

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What you'll learn

You'll learn about:

  • Techniques for influencing people
  • How to involve, validate, and develop employees 
  • How to encourage motivation by enlisting the support of workplace systems 
  • How to encourage motivation in an individual employee
  • Tactics that encourage intrinsic motivation by addressing higher-order needs in the workplace  
  • To recognise which perception competencies need improvement and techniques for cultivating them
  • How to match roots of inertia with actions that help combat and replace them with imperatives
  • How to communicate change 
  • How to introduce and follow through with change

Course structure

5 units

Motivating Employees

Gain an understanding of why motivating strategies are important as a leader. You'll also learn practical techniques for encouraging motivation among employees in your organisation.

Communicating Vision

A general introduction to vision communication, including its nature and purpose. You will be guided through numerous techniques and methods for a leader to successfully communicate vision, such as personalising and multiplying a clear message, and communicating enthusiasm in an authentic way.

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  • Receive access to the course by email
  • Support is available as you study

Price: $295 AUD