6.3 Overcoming Leadership Challenges

Course Overview

Leadership is a challenging! As a leader you hold responsibility for inspiring and guiding people who follow and trust you. You are expected to set the course of an organization in both good times as well as bad. You are expected to be the one to plan and execute those first tentative steps onto a new path. You are the one who is ultimately accountable, sometimes to shareholders but certainly to employees. Also, as Harry Truman believed, the buck stops with you.

Introductory Video

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the following:  

  • What the common challenges are that face leaders today
  • How to prepare yourself for the inevitable challenges of leadership
  • How to view every challenge from the perspective of opportunity

Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version.