Managing Yourself and Leading Others

November 14–15, 2016 $2,600
March 6–7, 2017 $2,700
April 10–11, 2017 $2,700
May 15–16, 2017 $2,700
June 28–29, 2017 $2,700
July 24–25, 2017 $2,700
September 13–14, 2017 $2,700

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

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

November 14–15, 2016
Instructor: Margaret Andrews
March 6–7, 2017
Instructor: Margaret Andrews
April 10–11, 2017
Instructor: Jennifer Stine
May 15–16, 2017
Instructor: Margaret Andrews
June 28–29, 2017
Instructor: Jennifer Stine
July 24–25, 2017
Instructor: Jennifer Stine
September 13–14, 2017
Instructor: Margaret Andrews

Class Times

Programs run from 9 am to 5 pm

Program Fee

General registration (2016): $2,600
General registration (2017): $2,700


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Jennifer Stine is an independent consultant, teacher, and innovator with expertise in the development of world-class executive and professional programs. From 2008 to 2012, she served as managing director of professional education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining MIT in 2002, she worked as an entrepreneur in technology consulting and served as documentation team lead and training co-lead on a major Oracle implementation at the California Institute of Technology. Stine holds three degrees 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.