Managing Yourself and Leading Others for Healthcare Professionals

Think of the leaders you most admire. They seem to easily juggle demands, motivate their teams to achieve optimum results, navigate across the organization, and never lose their composure. They successfully manage one of the most complex industries: healthcare. These executives make the job look simple—but it’s not.

Based on our popular Managing Yourself and Leading Others program, this specialized program is designed to help managers in healthcare-related organizations take their management skills to the next level and become more effective leaders. This two-day program delves into the fundamentals of managing yourself, leading teams, and motivating others to accomplish your organization’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

  • Strengthen your management skills and improve performance
  • Learn best practices on how to manage your team and 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 program is ideal for new or experienced managers in any function within healthcare or health-related fields, who want to become better leaders. Hospital administrators, aspiring managers, doctors and professionals who are part of the healthcare value chain (including those in biotech and pharmaceutical sectors) will find this program beneficial. 

Because senior management requires analyzing complex challenges, participants should expect to grapple with ambiguous situations that do not have simple solutions.