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Harvard University

Happiness in Leadership: Driving Team Success

Harvard University via edX Professional Certificate


Become a more mindful, compassionate, and happy leader by examining science-based research on the impact positive psychology, emotional intelligence, and resiliency has on your leadership, your team, and your organization’s growth and success.

Developed by experts in the field of leadership, happiness, and applied psychology, this certificate program gives you a unique lens for leadership and mentorship. Through philosophical exploration, you will challenge your assumptions about happiness – helping incorporate good habits into your professional life and sharing that knowledge with others and helping you become a more honest and transparent leader.

Overall, you will build an emotional toolkit and redefine your leadership approach, creating more resilient, engaged, and happy teams – reducing mental burden and job burnout along the way.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles

Mobilize people to tackle tough problems and build the capacity to thrive through the dangers of change

Course 2: Building Personal Resilience: Managing Anxiety and Mental Health

Join Harvard Medical School faculty Dr. Luana Marques to use applied psychology to build personal resilience with five science-driven skills.

Course 3: Managing Happiness

Managing Happiness encourages you to explore the science of happiness, allowing you to find your truest self. Through cutting-edge survey tools, the best research, and trends in social science, positive psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, learners unlock the strategies to create a more purposeful life, full of long-lasting enjoyment and satisfaction.


Taught by

Ronald Heifetz, Luana Marques and Arthur Brooks


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