Network leadership

Leaders today operate in a dynamic environment. Technological advancements and increased competition from globalisation have changed forever the way we work in organisations. In this new world of projects and teams, the top-down, command-and-control leadership approach is no longer effective; to be a successful leader you need a new set of skills and techniques.

Network leadership is not just a new way to lead, but also a new way of thinking. It is non-linear, dynamic, and very much relationship-based. It is a leadership style that shows you how you can improve others’ performance and bring together other people’s contributions to the benefit of your organisation. This e-learning course helps you and your organisation adapt and make the most of this new approach.

This course enables you to:

  • Understand why network leadership matters
  • Recognise how traditional leadership and network leadership styles complement each other
  • Take practical steps to build different types of networking relationship
  • Consider the network management as a leadership style
  • Understand the qualities required by a network manager
  • Be aware how these qualities are played out in everyday work situations

Learning outcomes

What is network leadership?

  • How do we define traditional leadership?
  • How do we define network leadership?
  • What is the new work environment?
  • Why is network leadership important?
  • What are the benefits of network leadership?

Being a networker

  • How do we define networking?
  • What types of networking relationships are there?
  • What are the benefits of networking?
  • What is the right networking mind set?
  • What are the tips for formal networking?
  • What are the tips for informal networking?

Being a network manager

  • How do we define a network manager?
  • What are the qualities of a network manager?
  • How do you provide clarity?
  • How do you engage?
  • How do you empower?
  • How do you encourage creativity?
  • How do you network?


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