Innovative Leadership: Developing Curiosity

Contents:

  1. Who this course is suitable for?
  2. What you’ll achieve
  3. Who developed this course
  4. Apply for this course

Discover the vital importance of intellectual curiosity for business, alongside workplace performance expert Dr. Diane Hamilton.

Summary

Identify how curiosity can drive business innovation and advance your career

In just three weeks you’ll learn how to develop your sense of intellectual curiosity, overcoming inhibition to drive innovation and change in your organisation.

Learn from world-leading performance expert Dr. Diane Hamilton

Creator of the Curiosity Code Index® and the acclaimed author of ‘Cracking the Curiosity Code’, Dr. Diane Hamilton is a renowned thought-leader in business management, innovation, and leadership.

On this course, she will guide you into understanding the importance and value of curiosity – how it can spark innovation, and drive engagement at work.

Dr. Hamilton will show you how being more curious can make the difference in decision-making – and become a key leadership quality.

As the former MBA Program Chair at the Forbes School of Business – and with decades of business training experience – she is perfectly placed to give you expert advice on motivation and innovation in the workplace.

Explore how curiosity can boost your leadership skills

Curiosity is a basic human trait, and one which is vital for survival. However, the value of curiosity in organisations has often been overlooked in theories of innovation.

On this course, you’ll explore and evaluate what stops people from being curious, and discover the ways you can overcome your own doubts to harness the power of curiosity – leading lasting change in your organisation or business.

Who this course is suitable for?

This course is designed for learners in the working world who would like to advance their career. All level of employees, HR professionals, and executives could benefit from the content in this course.

What you’ll achieve

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Describe the value of curiosity
  • Explain how curiosity is important for survival
  • Explore the connections between curiosity, drive and motivation
  • Explore the connections between curiosity, leadership, engagement, and decision-making
  • Compare curiosity with different types of intelligence including IQ and EQ
  • Compare curiosity to creativity and innovation
  • Discuss the inhibitors to curiosity and how to overcome them

Who developed this course

FutureLearn

The social learning platform with hundreds of online courses from a quarter of the world’s top universities.

Apply for this course

  • If you are working within an English local authority and would like to apply for a funded position on this course, please complete the form below.

    Who is eligible to apply
    • Applications are open to local authority staff in England only.
    • Applicants may only submit an application for 1 certified course at a time (upon completion of that course, an application for further training can be submitted).
    • Applicants are expected to begin the course within one month of their application being accepted.

    Please allow 7 days for us to process your application.

  • We are interested in tracking how your knowledge increases as a result of completing this course, so please provide an indication of your current knowledge of the course topic.

Course provider

Future Learn

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