Managing Yourself and Leading Others

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.

Program Information

Program Dates

April 17–18, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
May 13–14, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
June 3–4, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
June 24–25, 2019
Instructor Jennifer Stine
July 22–23, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
August 12–13, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
September 9–10, 2019
Instructor Jennifer Stine
October 2–3, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
October 16–17, 2019
Instructor Madeline McNeely
October 28–29, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
November 18–19, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
December 9–10, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews

Class Times

Programs run from 9 am to 5 pm.

Program Fee

2019 Program Fee: $2,850

Location

One Brattle Square
Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.

Instructor

Madeline McNeely is the founder of Conditioning Leaders. For more than 25 years, she has been a coach, consultant, facilitator, and trainer to leaders in business and nonprofit settings. McNeely is a master-level coach who develops other coaches. She has designed and taught classes on leadership mastery, cultivating presence, and embodied leadership. Her corporate clients include Abt Associates, Medidata Solutions, and Putnam Investments, and her nonprofit clients include City Year and Justice Resource Institute. She holds an MEd from Temple University.

Jennifer Stine is an independent consultant, teacher, and innovator with deep expertise in the development of executive and professional programs. She is an instructor at Harvard Extension School, where she teaches Organizational Behavior. She also consults for universities and industry. From 2008 to 2012, she served as managing director of professional education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining Harvard, she led executive and professional education for the School of Engineering at MIT from 2002 to 2008. Stine holds three degrees, including a PhD, from Stanford University.

Margaret Andrews is a highly rated instructor with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. She served as associate dean at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and as executive director of the MBA program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Andrews is the coauthor of the StratEDgy blog on Inside Higher Ed, and reports on the worldwide management education market for University World News. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a graduate degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.