Managing Yourself and Leading Others

Harvard University

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 look simple—but it’s not.

Designed to help managers become more effective leaders, this two-day 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 University 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 or experienced managers in any function who want to become better leaders. Because management requires analyzing complex challenges, participants should expect to grapple with ambiguous situations that do not have simple solutions.

After you enroll, you will receive information on the required reading that should be completed before the program begins.

Location Cambridge, MA, USA
Period
19 Feb 2020 - 20 Feb 2020
level Professional
Credits None
Program fee 3 USD
Accommodation Not offered
Extra information about the fee:
PAYMENT
Registration is not complete until you are paid in full. Credit cards are the preferred form of payment and Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted at the time of registration. Payment by wire transfer or check is also accepted, however the processing of such must be initiated at least six weeks prior to the start of the program. We cannot hold spaces for participants who are not paid in full. For this reason, we highly recommended that you pay first with a credit card and then, if possible, seek reimbursement from your employer.

DISCOUNTS
We currently offer the following discounts:
Groups of two to five individuals attending the same program from the same organization. The first participant pays full price, and a 15% discount is extended for up to four additional participants. Please note that we do not allow more than five participants from one organization in any single open-enrollment program to encourage diversity of industry and experience in the classroom. To take advantage of this discount, please have your first group member register and pay in full, and then email pdp@extension.harvard.edu for further instructions.
Individuals attending more than one program: You pay full price for the first program registration and receive a 10% discount on any additional programs. To take advantage of this discount, please register in full for this program and email pdp@extension.harvard.edu for further instructions.
Program discounts may not be combined.
Application deadline 19 February 2020
Entry requirements:
Managing Yourself and Leading Others is designed for individuals who are very comfortable reading, speaking, and listening to English, and who can actively participate in team projects, presentations, and classroom discussions conducted in English. While we do not require proof of English language proficiency, we expect that you are fluent in English in order to fully understand and participate in all aspects of the program.
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