This is a course about understanding power and influence dynamics and learning to use them as effective tools for analyzing your surroundings and achieving your goals. It is a course about getting things done in the real world, where politics and personalities often seem to hinder rather than help you. Power and Influence is a course for those of you who want to make things happen, despite the obstacles that might stand in your way. This course is also intended to unearth your implicit theories and feelings about power and influence. These have a profound impact on how you perceive problems and opportunities, and subsequently, how you decide upon particular courses of action. To help you develop a realistic point of view, you will start from day one to become aware and to test your assumptions about power and influence.
MLD-340 is also offered by the Business School as 2056. This course is not open to auditors. Please note, MLD-340 runs on the HBS "Y schedule." Please see Class Note or Canvas site for specific dates as it does not meet every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
This course meets 11:40 – 1:00pm on Th 9/6; F 9/7; Th 9/13; F 9/14; Th 9/20; F 9/21;W 9/26; Th 9/27; F 9/28; W 10/3; Th 10/4; W 10/10; Th 11/11; W 10/17; Th 10/18; Th 10/25; F 10/26; W 10/31; Th 11/1; Th 11/8; F 11/9; Th 11/15; F 11/16; W 11/28; Th 11/29; W 12/5, Th 12/6; and F 12/7. Course meet at HBS Hawes Hall 102.