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About the course
Moving from a technically-focused mindset to an effective, motivational leadership role requires in-depth introspection of your management style. Who are you, as a leader? How does your behavior affect the dynamics around you?
Leading and Managing People is an executive leadership program that provides the lens with which you can accurately assess your influence and the impact you have on your current environment. You’ll understand with a 360° view the effect you have on the social undercurrents of your team – as well as the overall flow of power through your organization.
Program Highlights & Benefits
In Leading and Managing People, you will learn to:
- Successfully navigate political dynamics
- Better understand varying perspectives and the flow of power throughout your organization
- Use individual motivators to drive behavior
- Increase the effectiveness of your communications
Experience & Impact
Leading and Managing People uses an active-learning approach to blend interactive lectures with hands-on team experiments, giving you a unique opportunity to explore and experiment with your newly acquired methodologies and insights.
Interactive rehearsal cases allow you to address your current work challenges in a safe environment, while receiving valuable feedback from a collection of your peers, in addition to world-renowned industry experts.
You will return to your organization with:
- A precisely crafted action plan for immediate impact
- An increased capacity for continual self-assessment
- The ability to make the required behavioral adjustments for the optimal outcome in any scenario
- A professional network that will enhance your career — and your life — on many levels, for many years to come
Session topics include:
- Leading from Strength: Acknowledging and Using Your Power
- Power Stories: Adding Influence to Leadership and Engaging the Power of Others
- Leading Change
- Leading High-Performing Teams
- Organizational Power and Politics
- Whole-Brained Communications
Who should attend
Leading and Managing People was specifically created for executives transitioning from a technically based management position into a leadership role involving greater spans of control and cross-unit collaboration.
The results-oriented curriculum is specifically designed for professionals who require a better understanding of political undercurrents and power flow, and wish to improve their overall ability to communicate and influence within varying perspectives.
Participants must be fluent in English. Specifically, they should be comfortable with metaphoric speech. If this presents a problem, the University of Pennsylvania offers one- and two-week intensive English Language Programs (ELPs) to prepare for a productive week at Wharton.
Trust the experts
An awardwinning teacher, consultant and author of numerous books on leadership and change, Greg’s expertise covers organizational and individual change, group effectiveness, and conflict resolution. For over 30 years, he has consulted extensively with senior organizational leaders of companies fa...
Professor Nancy Rothbard received her A.B. from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Michigan. She is the David Pottruck Professor of Management and Chair, Management Department, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Prior to joining the f...
A former advertising vice president and current management consultant, Janet specializes in helping individual executives and management teams transform leadership intent into organizational momentum. She has consulted with clients including Checkpoint Systems, Children’s National Medical Center,...
Leading and Managing People: Key Takeaways
Wharton Executive Education: Leading and Managing People