Richard Gadd


Richard Gadd
West Midlands
Healthcare Leadership and Management
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

Written 3 years ago
I started this course after experiencing some very poor examples of emotional leadership in the workplace, and optimistic that the course might generate some ideas. In reality, the contribution from some students, on the Signature Track, was disappointing on occasion. For me, the low point came during the course 'interview' task. Firstly, using a conversation in a moving vehicle as an example of 'best practice' for inciting PEA was laughable. Secondly, the suggestion that students would only qualify for 'distinction' if they completed this unrealistic and unregulated exercise made a joke out of those of us who had invested heavily in the course until that point. It was as if Coursera were prepared to reward mediocrity, no matter what the quality of the end product.

The course did generate some useful ideas, for which I'm grateful. Regretably however, its overall value was diminished by an unrealistic exercise and some very peculiar scored of student contributions in forums. In my opinion, writing 'yes, I agree with that', hardly constitutes academic excellence.

In summary, a very good basis, upon which a very good course could be built. It's not quite there yet however.
My rating
Richard Gadd completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

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