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Be a Better Boss

Be a Better Boss

Lead change, a course by Linda Hill

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5 Episodes5 Episodes
6 Resources6 Resources

Harvard Business School Professor Linda Hill studies organizations as inherently political entities and she argues that our career success is determined by how well we manage the political dynamics associated with organizational life. In this masterclass, Hill teaches you the politics of influence. The process begins with managing yourself, then ripples out to your team and your broader networks. 

You Will Learn

How to manage your network

How to lead effective meetings

How to manage working relationships

How to hire for better management

Course Outline

EP 1: Manage Your Network

Our success is determined by how well we manage the political dynamics associated with all organizational life. A critical first step is to get clear on who your dependencies are and to evaluate the strength of these relationships.

EP 2: Lead Effective Meetings, in Person and Online

A not-so-funny-anymore inside corporate joke is that meetings are often a waste of time. How can we have better (and fewer) meetings, especially considering the challenge of virtual management? 

EP 3: Balance Authority and Friendship

Should a manager avoid friendship altogether with people over whom she has direct authority? Where troubles arise is when the lines between business and friendship get blurred.

EP 4: The Art of Modern Management

What does a good boss do? These days it’s significantly more complex than either barking orders at people or subtly inspiring them to be their best selves. 

EP 5: Essential Questions for Hiring Hard So That You Can Manage Easy

Studies have shown that the factors hiring managers tend to focus on––good schools, impressive past positions––are poor predictors of long-term success in a new position. So what else is there? 

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Instructor
  • Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
    Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Episodes
  • 5 Episodes · 6 Resources
    5 Episodes
    • Manage Your Network3 min
    • Lead Effective Meetings, in Person and Online4 min
    • Balance Authority and Friendship6 min
    • The Art of Modern Management6 min
    • Essential Questions for Hiring Hard So That You Can Manage Easy3 min
    6 Resources
    • Lead Effective Meetings Worksheet
    • Balancing Authority And Friendship Worksheet
    • Manage Others Manage Your Team Worksheet
    • Art of Modern Management Worksheet
    • Manage Your Network Worksheet
    • Manage Yourself Worksheet
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  • What comes with each course?

    Courses on Himalaya Learning are designed to teach actionable skills to help you reach your potential. What you will get from the courses includes immersive curriculums, series of bite-sized lessons, course summaries, and curated resources.

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    Courses vary in length from 1 to 8 hours. Each course consists of lessons around 5 minutes each.

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