Course Content
Communicating your organisational mission and goals
This topic focuses on aligning an organisation's mission and goals with its strategic direction. It establishes links between these objectives and the responsibilities of various stakeholders, ensuring effective communication through suitable media and language. It also involves setting clear expectations, investigating incidents, and following organisational policies for communication.
Influencing groups and individuals
This topic involves decision-making in line with policies, promoting policy improvements, adapting to global and technological changes, and representing the organisation in media and community contexts.
Building and supporting teams
This topic focuses on effective team leadership. It involves assigning roles based on competencies and operational plans, providing necessary resources, cultivating a positive workplace culture, and encouraging teams to innovate in their approach to tasks.
Demonstrating personal and professional competence
This topic emphasises personal and professional growth by promoting ethical behaviour, adapting leadership and interpersonal styles, setting and pursuing objectives, and engaging in continuous professional development and networking.
BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation
About Lesson

Business leadership encompasses the art of guiding an organisation towards its goals by inspiring and influencing individuals. Lewin’s leadership styles, namely autocratic, democratic, transformational and laissez-faire, illustrate diverse approaches to leadership. Autocratic leaders make decisions independently, democratic leaders involve team input, and laissez-faire leaders offer autonomy.

The key distinction between management and leadership lies in their focus: management involves planning, organising, and controlling processes, while leadership involves inspiring and motivating people. Effective leaders strike a balance between these styles, adapting to situations, fostering collaboration, and driving innovation to ensure sustainable success.

What type of leader are you?

Take the quiz and then share your results with the class. There are 13 questions and an email will need to be provided to view results.

Note that this test is based on the styles of: Pragmatist, Idealist, The Steward, and the Diplomat. These roughly equate to the styles described by Kurt Lewin, though it’s important to read the descriptions on the website introduction page.