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Leadership Skills

Leadership: An Introduction

The skills required of excellent journalism are not the same as the skills required of excellent management or leadership. The good news is that, with focused practice, anyone can learn to be an excellent leader.

What You'll Learn:

  • An understanding of leadership as a learned practice: leaders are made, not born.
  • The contemporary problem of leadership we face in our workplaces, and specifically the problem of leadership in journalism.
  • Behavioral ethics concepts — social and organizational pressures, cognitive errors and situational factors — that often prevent people from acting as ethically as they intend.
  • How one might begin to develop their own leadership skills and capabilities and to assess the leadership of others.