Managing Yourself and Leading Others (Online)

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 four-day online 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.

Note: All program content will be delivered live and will not be recorded.  

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 digital Certificate of Participation from the Harvard 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 online 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 6–9, 2021
Instructor Paul Green, Jr.
May 11–14, 2021
Instructor Margaret Andrews
June 14–17, 2021
Instructor Margaret Andrews
July 19–22, 2021
Instructor Paul Green, Jr.
August 17–20, 2021
Instructor Paul Green, Jr.
September 14–17, 2021
Instructor Margaret Andrews
November 16–19, 2021
Instructor Margaret Andrews

Class Times

2021 dates: 10:00 am—1:30 pm ET

Program Fee

2021 Program Fee: $2,150


Online (Zoom)


Paul Green, Jr. is an assistant professor of management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin and an instructor at Harvard Extension School where he teaches a course in organizational behavior. He studies ways in which connections at work can enable or constrain important individual and organizational outcomes like engagement, fulfillment, motivation and performance, and individual development. Green’s work is primarily field-based and quantitative in nature.
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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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