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Managing Yourself and Leading Others

Evolve your leadership style to lead better and motivate others to accomplish your company's goals.

All Start Dates

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,990
    Programs fill quickly — free cancellation up to 14 days prior

  • Registration Deadline

    June 30, 2024

  • Time

    11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET

  • Length

    4 consecutive Mondays

  • Cost

    $2,750
    Programs fill quickly — free cancellation up to 14 days prior

  • Registration Deadline

    July 28, 2024

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,990
    Programs fill quickly — free cancellation up to 14 days prior

  • Registration Deadline

    August 27, 2024

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,990
    Programs fill quickly — free cancellation up to 14 days prior

  • Registration Deadline

    September 24, 2024

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,990
    Programs fill quickly — free cancellation up to 14 days prior

  • Registration Deadline

    October 8, 2024

  • Time

    11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET

  • Length

    4 consecutive Fridays

  • Cost

    $2,750
    Programs fill quickly — free cancellation up to 14 days prior

  • Registration Deadline

    October 24, 2024

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,990
    Programs fill quickly — free cancellation up to 14 days prior

  • Registration Deadline

    November 26, 2024

What You'll Learn

Think of the leaders you most admire. They seem to easily juggle competing demands, confidently motivate their teams to achieve optimum results, effectively navigate across the organization, and never lose their composure. These executives make the job of leading others look simple—but it’s not.

Designed to help managers with at least one direct report become more effective leaders, this powerful program delves into the fundamentals of managing yourself, leading teams, and motivating others to accomplish your company’s goals.

Through relevant readings, case discussions, and introspective exercises, you will gain a broader and deeper understanding of organizational culture and dynamics, management best practices, the role of the manager, and the nature of influence. As you explore your own personality, strengths, and weaknesses, you will begin to evolve a leadership style that is uniquely yours. You will return to work with newfound confidence and an action plan for continuing your growth as a leader.

Program Benefits

  • Improve your performance by strengthening your management skills
  • Manage your team, your boss, and your colleagues more effectively
  • Develop a management style that suits your unique personality
  • Handle difficult management situations with greater certainty in your decisions
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Distinguishing management myth from reality
  • Understanding the motivations of colleagues and competitors
  • Recognizing strengths and blind spots in yourself and others
  • Building emotional intelligence to communicate effectively
  • Influencing others from a position of authority—or without authority
  • Managing within organizational hierarchies
  • Earning trust and building relationships
  • Leading for long-term results

Who Should Enroll

This management training program is ideal for new managers in any function with at least one year of experience and at least one direct report, who want to become better leaders. Experienced managers with multiple direct reports will also find this program offers a refreshing perspective on their leadership skills. Because management requires analyzing complex challenges, participants should expect to grapple with ambiguous situations that do not have simple solutions.

July Schedule

Day 1

  • Understanding Ourselves & Others
  • Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2

  • Teams & Teamwork
  • Managing Up & Sideways

August Schedule

Week 1

  • Understanding Ourselves and Others

Week 2

  • Managing the Organizational Context

Week 3

  • Teams & Teamwork
  • Managing Up

Week 4

  • Managing Others
  • Leading Others

September Schedule

Day 1

  • Understanding Ourselves & Others
  • Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2

  • Teams & Teamwork
  • Managing Up & Sideways

October Schedule

Day 1

  • Understanding Ourselves & Others
  • Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2

  • Teams & Teamwork
  • Managing Up & Sideways

October Schedule

Day 1

  • Understanding Ourselves & Others
  • Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2

  • Teams & Teamwork
  • Managing Up & Sideways

November Schedule

Week 1

  • Understanding Ourselves and Others

Week 2

  • Managing the Organizational Context

Week 3

  • Teams & Teamwork
  • Managing Up

Week 4

  • Managing Others
  • Leading Others

December Schedule

Day 1

  • Understanding Ourselves & Others
  • Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2

  • Teams & Teamwork
  • Managing Up & Sideways

Instructor

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and professional programs in leadership, team effectiveness, strategy, and creativity. She is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting.

Instructor

  • Paul Green, Jr.

    Paul Green, Jr.

    Paul is an instructor at Harvard Extension School where he teaches a course in organizational behavior. He studies ways in which connections at work can enable or constrain important individual and organizational outcomes like engagement, fulfillment, motivation and performance, and individual development.

Instructor

  • Paul Green, Jr.

    Paul Green, Jr.

    Paul is an instructor at Harvard Extension School where he teaches a course in organizational behavior. He studies ways in which connections at work can enable or constrain important individual and organizational outcomes like engagement, fulfillment, motivation and performance, and individual development.

Instructor

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and professional programs in leadership, team effectiveness, strategy, and creativity. She is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting.

Instructor

  • Laura Wilcox

    Laura Wilcox

    Laura has been in academia for over three decades at the intersection of business, innovation, and education at MIT, MIT Sloan, and Harvard. She is the Director of Management and Finance Programs at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education.

Instructor

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and professional programs in leadership, team effectiveness, strategy, and creativity. She is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting.

Instructor

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and professional programs in leadership, team effectiveness, strategy, and creativity. She is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting.

Certificates of Leadership Excellence

The Certificates of Leadership Excellence (CLE) are designed for leaders with the desire to enhance their business acumen, challenge current thinking, and expand their leadership skills.

This program is one of several CLE qualifying programs. Register today and get started earning your certificate.

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