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Leadership, Motivation and Organizational Control

Institute of Certified Professional Managers via Coursera


This course gives you access to the essential skills and knowledge that you will need as a supervisor to lead and motivate employees, and to implement and monitor effective organizational controls. At its conclusion, you will be able to:

• Identify the skills that leaders need and explain when specific leadership styles are appropriately used.
• Identify factors that supervisors can use to motivate individuals and groups for improved performance.
• Describe the supervisor’s role in carrying out the four steps of the control process.
• Identify quality standards and explain why consistent quality is crucial to organizational success.
• Understand key financial statements and use the information to improve organizational controls.

Most importantly, you will be able to apply this knowledge immediately to be a more effective, efficient supervisor.

If you want to become or are currently working as a supervisor, this course is made for you. You do not need to have management or supervisory. If you have a high school diploma or its equivalent and a few years of work experience, you are qualified for this course.

There are no prerequisites for this course, and you do not need any special software.


  • Leading and Inspiring Others
    • At the conclusion of this module you will better understand the process of leadership, the role that supervisors play as leaders, and how effective leadership affects employees and the organization as a whole.
  • Motivating People at Work
    • At the end of this module you will be able to explain the concept of motivation and the factors that motivate employee behavior. You will further understand the important role supervisors play in motivating employees through rewards, needs fulfillment, empowerment and job design.
  • Controlling and Improving Results
    • At the end of this module you will be able to explain the controlling process and why controlling is a crucial part of a supervisor's job. You will further understand and be able to explain the importance of quality and several important theories for measuring and improving quality. Finally you will learn best practices for implementing control and reducing resistance to change.
  • Accounting and Financial Information
    • At the end of this module you will understand why accounting and finance are important factors in the job of a supervisor. In addition you will be able to explain the purpose and importance of key financial statements and interpret those statements to improve your effectiveness as a supervisor.
  • Practical Perspectives
    • In this module you will apply the knowledge and skills you developed over the past four weeks to a real-world situation.

Taught by

Andrew S Koch


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