Managing Yourself and Leading Others
July 20–21, 2016
September 12–13, 2016
November 14–15, 2016
Two-day seminar on management principles
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.
Why you should attend
- 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 decisiveness certainty in your decisions
- 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.
Jennifer Stine is an independent consultant, teacher, and innovator. In addition to leading this program, she teaches the July and October 2016 sessions of Building More Effective Teams and the February, May and September 2016 sessions of Managing Yourself and Leading Others. She is an expert in the development of world-class executive and professional programs, with over a decade of leadership experience at Harvard and MIT. Stine also conducts research in executive and professional education, and is an instructor at Harvard Extension School.
From 2008 to 2012, she served as managing director of professional education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, including overseeing Pre-K through 12 institutes, the Principals’ Center, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, and WIDE World online courses.
From 2002 to 2008, Stine led executive and professional education for the School of Engineering at MIT. Her accomplishments at MIT included expanding a portfolio of custom and open-enrollment certificate programs, including the award-winning BP Projects Academy (developed jointly with the MIT Sloan School of Management), the Accenture Solutions Delivery Academy (now the Accenture Technology Academy) certification program, and the MIT Career Reengineering program.
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, who teaches the March, July, and November 2016 sessions, is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting.
Andrews is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and professional programs in leadership, team effectiveness, strategy, and creativity. She has taught in the United States, South America, Asia, and Europe.
Andrews has held a variety of positions in higher education, including vice provost at the Hult International Business School, where she managed graduate programs and faculty on five campuses in four countries, associate dean at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, and executive director of the MBA program, alumni relations and marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is also the founder of Mind and Hand Associates, a boutique consulting firm providing research and consulting services to clients in the higher education sector. Andrews is co-author of the StratEDgy blog on Inside Higher Ed, and reports on the worldwide management education market for University World News.
Prior to her career in higher education, she held positions as vice president of marketing at Putnam Investments, consultant at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), and as a CPA at Deloitte and Touche.
Andrews hails from California and has an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and earned her graduate degree at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she was named a Seley Scholar, the school’s highest honor.