It is not an exaggeration that we incorporate, if not as a complete course, at least some modules within the leadership themes of the different MBA’s and postgraduate courses, because training in how to act in times of conflict (conflict management) is one thing, but quite another is the correction and / or adjustment of our personal behavior affected by extreme situations such as this exceptional period that we are experiencing from the pandemic.
Two other interesting courses are Developing Cultural Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence in Leadership, followed by Essential Management Skills for Emerging Leaders and Ethical Leadership ethical).
In these four courses there are common points, such as cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence, essential skills for emerging leaders (which must necessarily refer to EI) and ethical leadership (which must also incorporate EI).
But let’s see from the angle in which the Harvard Division of Continuing Education focuses, these four courses:
Regarding cultural intelligence, he insists that today’s workforce is diverse, so it is not enough to be an expert in traditional management and leadership techniques. To be a successful leader now requires awareness of your own cultural competence and unconscious biases so that you can influence and lead multicultural teams effectively. Additionally, this program will allow attendees to explore the intersection of unconscious bias and cultural intelligence.
They will also learn to be more aware of internal biases and ways to overcome them. Undoubtedly, it is pursuing a clear objective of multicultural integration that is occurring in almost all organizations, with multidisciplinary, multicultural, multigenerational teams, etc., that require integrative leadership, hence the title of the course “Cultural Intelligence”, which, strictly speaking, is a sub-division, if we are allowed to categorize it, of emotional intelligence.
Because without this the other cannot exist. Empathy, recognition of the other, professional collaboration, interpersonal relationships, sense of purpose, commitment, etc., are all emotions that are managed better or worse depending on the corporate culture, but if there is no leadership before integrative, it is not feasible to pretend a level of cultural intelligence that lacks all these referred emotions and values that are widely studied in EI.
We are going to consider below other courses that call our attention due to the type of orientation that is being given, such as Foundations of Data-Driven Decision Making, which has to see fundamentally with the management of Big Data and the almost scientific orientation to decision-making. Markets have become, on the one hand, more complex and, on the other, much more fond of quantitative methods. It is enough to see the preferences that are discovered in our mobile phones simply by certain searches that we have done on Google or YouTube, through which certain information that is highly segmented, as if to cover personal needs and expectations, begins to reach us.
Some of the benefits of this program include learning to apply data to forecasting, marketing, product development, business intelligence, and other critical strategic goals.
Understand the basic concepts related to data for decision making, such as data categories, standards, sources, collection, management and applications. Identify opportunities to leverage data for your organization and identify the most valuable types and sets of data.
Of course, this greater mastery of data management is not incompatible in an organization with another of the courses offered by Harvar’s continuing education division, such as Influence and Persuasion in Leadership that puts on the table the necessary tools that a leader must have to use his position more effectively, what influence means inside and outside the organization, as well as what is persuasion, which is undoubtedly an innate capacity of a leader but that can also be acquired through training and experience.
Among the benefits offered to candidates by choosing this program is to attract an audience by analyzing and responding to their needs, which helps the leader to engage with his audience and also involve his listeners, and can captivate them with your message.
Effective persuasion techniques are learned to motivate and influence others, learning to design a convincing speech that influences acceptance. In the same way, the coexistence of courses that improve the statistical and Big Data capacity of a company with the improvement in coaching strategies will not be incompatible, hence the Harvard course on “Leadership Coaching Strategies” go in this direction and whose benefits is being able to become a better leader by developing your coaching toolkit, helping your employees reach their potential, while supporting the objectives of the company. Promote a corporate culture that supports professional growth and retains talented team members.
It is a good preparation to expand management responsibilities, practicing the key elements of the coaching process, from hiring to initial meeting and finalization Leadership Communication in a Virtual World whose benefits are to become a better influencer and understand your audience and improve your connectivity. Improved ability to engage your team and adapt to changing communication standards, as well as inspire change within your organization, helping to implement new skills and identify areas for improvement.
Leading Through Digital Disruption has the benefits of being able to develop your understanding of digital disruption and the market-driven forces that enable disruptors to succeed today. From now on learning how to create a temporary and sustainable competitive advantage by discovering how and when to recreate your business model to support your digital approach. You will learn to understand and exploit your unique customer value proposition by building a digital strategy that focuses on the customer. Link the digital approach to the capabilities of your organization
Leading the Way Back from Crisis: Charting a Path to New Norms for Your Organization covering topics such as getting ahead of recovery, what new rules for your team, organization and ecosystem, go from panic to power and what is the recovery framework. It will be necessary to review what your value proposition is, protecting the promise of your brand, in addition to creating and maintaining talent equity, but most especially, developing and communicating the exit strategy. Make the recovery story compelling
Managing Yourself and Leading Others whose benefits are improving your performance by strengthening your management skills, managing your team, your boss and your colleagues more effectively. Develop a management style that suits your unique personality and handle difficult situations with greater certainty in your decisions.