PDC72513 - Mistakes Leaders Make

Duration 20 hours online self-paced learning. Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.
Course codePDC72513


Leaders love to be associated with success – the creation of new products, the capture of new markets, new inventions and innovations. While most people are aware that business leaders have character flaws, less attention is paid to the genuine mistakes and failures that they make. Success is always accompanied by failure. Business leaders are those who have been said to fail more often than others, and the product of this failure is success. Contemporary leadership is dependent on mistake-making, and while not encouraged, the consequence of taking risks can result in positive outcomes. It is often from monumental mistakes and failures that effective leaders rise and make their most important contributions and achieve their great successes. In this online micro-credential, you will examine mistakes and failures as a critical part of contemporary leadership development; and reflect on the impact of mistakes, consequences and outcomes on leadership styles.

This online micro-credential provides a creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Career Opportunities

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.


Structure & Availability



20 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

  1. Identify why contemporary leadership is dependent on mistake-making
  2. Outline why the consequence of taking risks can result in positive outcomes
  3. Examine the idea of success and failure, and how this relates to contemporary leadership.


Online Quiz


Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio. 


There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this micro-credential, however, it is relevant to anyone who would like to complete studies in this field, in a flexible and self-paced environment.

Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student. 

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