Effective Leadership

2 Credits: Personal Development


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Effective Leadership

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Personal Development

Course Description

In today’s business environment, the line between leadership and management often becomes blurred, creating confusion and inefficiency in organizations. Many struggle to understand the distinct roles of leaders versus managers, leading to ineffective team dynamics and stifled innovation. This course presents a solution to this widespread issue by providing a clear distinction between leadership and management. Participants will explore the essence of effective leadership, including emotional intelligence, leadership behavior theories, and the impact of leadership on team dynamics and innovation in professional services organizations. By dissecting the various leadership models and addressing the challenges of negative leadership, this course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to enhance their leadership credibility and effectively lead their teams to success.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the differences between leadership and management.
  • Specify the components of emotional intelligence.
  • Identify the actions that can be taken to enhance a leader’s credibility.
  • Recognize the skills needed by leaders.
  • Identify the characteristics of the various leadership models.
  • Specify the tasks in which a team leader must engage.
  • Recognize the cultural differences of which a leader must be aware.
  • Identify the situations in which negative leadership can arise.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
November 30, 2023

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …