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

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
February 19–20, 2020
Instructor Margaret Andrews
March 9–10, 2020
Instructor Margaret Andrews
April 13–14, 2020
Instructor Laura Wilcox
May 4–5, 2020
Instructor Margaret Andrews
May 18–19, 2020
Instructor Madeline McNeely
June 1–2, 2020
Instructor Margaret Andrews
June 22–23, 2020
Instructor Madeline McNeely
July 15–16, 2020
Instructor Margaret Andrews
August 3–4, 2020
Instructor Margaret Andrews
August 26–27, 2020
Instructor Laura Wilcox

Class Times

2019 Class Times: 9am-5pm
2020 Class Times: 8:30am-4:30pm

Program Fee

2019 Program Fee: $2,850
2020 Program Fee: $2,895


One Brattle Square
Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.


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.

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Laura Wilcox has been in academia for over two decades at the intersection of business, innovation, and education at MIT, MIT Sloan, and Harvard. Throughout her career in higher education management, she has a proven track record of leading people and teams, driving new initiatives, advising students/faculty/industry leaders, and creating new programs and products.

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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.

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