Babson Olin Graduate School of Business

Owning Your Leadership - Leadership Series

Available dates

Mar 10—12, 2020
3 days
Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
USD 2550
USD 850 per day


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About the course

Great Leaders Are Made, Not Born

What makes outstanding leaders successful? As work becomes increasingly collaborative, the best leaders are those who can effectively inspire and lead a diverse workforce. Managing teams that produce brilliant work takes skill, such as creating connections with others, setting a positive tone, being self-aware, and knowing how to collaborate and build strategic relationships and networks.

Learn Essential Skills

  • Learn techniques for developing leadership self-awareness in yourself and others
  • Create an action plan that taps the power of high-quality work relationships
  • Distinguish yourself as a leader with strategies that reduce collaborative overload

Program Details


Self-awareness is one of the most essential interpersonal skills for effective leadership, even more important than IQ. Most workplaces, however, are not set up to help leaders practice and develop self-awareness.


Do you want to create stronger, more strategic work relationships? In today’s increasingly diverse and multigenerational workforce, the ability to build relationships requires empathy and relational skills more than ever.


Individuals get work done by collaborating within networks of people day to day. Most leaders, however, have only a vague idea of who is in their network and don’t know how to effectively manage the network to boost their success.

What Will You Learn?

Gain the tools, strategies, and confidence you need to take control of your leadership style. During the program, you will approach your personal leadership performance from multiple angles. In the process, you will learn how to assess and address your self-awareness, and how to build strategic relationships and networks.

Key takeaways from the series include:

  • How to develop self-awareness and mentoring capabilities in yourself and in others
  • Common stumbling blocks that inhibit self-awareness and how they can be overcome
  • Techniques for building a developmental workplace culture and high-quality relationships
  • How leaders develop mentoring capabilities in themselves and others
  • How to influence without authority and effectively use your network to generate trust, purpose, and energy at work

Who should attend

  • Managers looking to grow their leadership skills and make a bigger impact at work
  • Executives who lead diverse teams in organizations that are dynamic and complex
  • Leadership development professionals who are charged with talent management

Trust the experts

Wendy Murphy

Wendy Marcinkus Murphy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College. She primarily teaches organizational behavior for undergraduates and managing talent in the graduate programs, as well as customized executive education. Currently, she is Co-Director of the Foundations of Ma...


Scott Taylor

Academic Division: ManagementScott Taylor is an Associate Professor of organizational behavior at Babson College, a research fellow with the Coaching Research Lab at Case Western Reserve University, and a core member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO...


Rob Cross

Rob Cross is the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College. For almost twenty years, his research, teaching and consulting have focused on applying social network analysis ideas to critical business issues for actionable insights and bottom-line results. He has worked with...


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