Senior Professional in Human Resources: Business Leadership

  • 11 videos | 1h 8m 22s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
We all know what a leader is, but what makes a good business leader? In this course, you'll learn about the difference between leaders and managers, and how effective leadership is critical to business success. This course can be used in preparation for the HR Certification Institute(r) (HRCI(r)) SPHR(r) certification exam.


  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    identify why leadership is important
    define the theories of leadership
    identify the key leadership theorists
    specify the behaviors of leaders
    define corporate governance and HR's role in the process
  • differentiate between the different types of ethics
    define the types of ethical behaviors
    identify the role of HR for CSR and its impact on the organization
    identify the steps in the CSR strategic process
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course


  • 1m 1s
    Effective leadership requires a unique and well-developed skillset and an equally unique and well-developed mindset. In this video, program facilitator Fabia H. Bourda introduces you to the key concepts covered in this course. FREE ACCESS
  • 5m 11s
    Business leadership helps the management team of a business to set and achieve goals, take decisive action when needed, outperform the competition, and inspire others to perform at their highest levels. In this video, you'll explore why effective leadership is important to an organization's success. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Leadership Theories
    5m 53s
    Leadership theories are schools of thought to explain how and why certain individuals become leaders. And while every organization and its needs are different, leadership theories have evolved over the years to address these differing needs. In this video, you will learn about some of the differing theories of leadership and how they address business needs. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Key Leadership Theorists
    7m 56s
    There are a plethora of theories of how leaders should approach the act of leading. Each has a unique take on what makes for successful leadership in different situations, and each has its adherents. In this video, you'll be introduced to some of the key leadership theorists of the past 100 years. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Leadership Behavior
    Leadership is about tapping into the traits and motivators that come with being human, and those remain constant even when the ways of working change. In this video, you will learn some of the common behaviors of effective leaders. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Corporate Governance
    7m 54s
    Corporate governance refers to the various influences and processes that impact the way a business is managed and the relationships amongst its stakeholders. It identifies how the business is controlled and directed through a system of rules and processes put in place to ensure compliance. In this video, you will learn about corporate governance and the HR professional's role in the process. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Ethical Responsibility
    4m 5s
    Ethics is based on standards of right and wrong that prescribes what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues. Yet even within those parameters, there are different approaches to ethics and their application. In this video, you'll explore different types of ethics and how they apply in organizations. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Organizational Ethics
    8m 59s
    Organizational ethics is a form of applied ethics or professional ethics that examines moral principles and values that establish appropriate conduct. It applies to all aspects of business and is relevant to the conduct of individuals and the business. In this video, you will learn about the types of ethical behaviors and how the ethical differs from the legal. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Corporate Social Responsibility
    7m 38s
    The term "corporate responsibility" has come to characterize a family of professional disciplines intended to help a business stay competitive by maintaining accountability to its customers, employees, shareholders, and communities. And a growing body of evidence asserts that businesses can do well by doing good. In this video, you'll learn about the role of HR in corporate social responsibility and its impact on the organization. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  CSR Strategic Process
    7m 23s
    In recent years, attention to corporate social responsibility (CSR) has moved to center stage. It includes a broader range of decisions or actions, which affects a broader field of stakeholders and how a business interacts with these stakeholders. It seeks out internal and external stakeholder opportunities and strategic social partnerships. In this video, you'll learn the steps in the CSR strategic process. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Course Summary
    1m 21s
    In this video, you will review the key concepts covered in the Senior Professional in Human Resources: Business Leadership course. FREE ACCESS


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