What is Leadership Theories about?

The Leadership Theories course discusses the traits and behaviours that individuals can adopt to boost their own leadership abilities. It also helps us understand what makes leaders act the way they do. 

In this course, we look at the qualities of leaders, the role of leaders and the different leadership styles. We also look at a development strategy for leadership. Organisations need both strong leaders and managers to be truly successful. The one does not replace, but rather complement the other.  

The last section of this course covers the trait model of leadership, and the difference between transformational, transactional, visionary and servant leadership.

Richard Naidoo

I really enjoyed learning about the different styles of leadership. Good course, hoping to do more.

John Zuma

This course was insightful. I enjoyed learning via eLearning.co.za

What are the prerequisites?

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Email for notifications and communication
  • Internet connection
  • PDF viewer (e.g ADOBE Acrobat)
  • Microsoft Word for notes
  • A web browser

What other related courses are offered?

We provide a variety of courses, from computer studies to leadership and softskills courses.

The following are our most popular courses:

Very interesting course, it will help a lot with my future leadership decisions.

Course Content

Job Market Prospects

This course is desired in many companies.

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How long does it take to complete?

How much does it cost?

Unit 1- The concept of supervisory leadership

 1.(incl. 1.2) The concept of supervisory leadership

1.3  Qualities of leaders

1.4  Role of leaders

1.5  Leadership styles

1.6  Developing a leadership development strategy

Unit 2-Leadership and management

2.  (incl. 2.1 & 2.2) Leadership and management

2.3  (incl. 2.4) Differentiating roles of leaders and managers

2.5  The concept of responsibility and accountability

Unit 3- Leadership Theories

3.  (incl. 3.1 & 3.2) Leadership theories

3.3  Transformational leadership

3.4  Transactional leadership

3.5  Visionary leadership

3.6  Servant leadership theory

It takes between 4 days and 2 weeks, depending on your speed.

only $ 1 + 36c

(The 36c is the administration fee)


Negotiation Skills

Risk Management

Change Management

Conflict Management

Operational Planning

Decision Making

Charles Gordon

Leadership Theories

Leadership Theories