As companies continue to transform into an interconnected, interdependent, global workplace, leadership power and influence is an essential skill. With change and complexity comes the need to be more nimble, more inclusive of diverse thought, and more collaborative.
That means the way leaders lead must change. They can no longer rely solely on their position, title or authority. Rather they must influence others to support and implement decisions. In other words, leadership is the act of influencing outcomes.
Why Should You Attend
Leaders rely on influence to get things done. Whether it’s getting approval for expenditures beyond your budget, or getting items onto the agenda for the next meeting, your ability to influence matters.
If you don’t have influence you will have difficulty leading others and impacting your organization. It is crucial for leaders and managers to understand the range of influence techniques they can use, know when and how to use them, build their power bases so that they have the capacity to be influential, and sharpen their skills so that they can influence people effectively.
Areas Covered in this Webinar
When was the last time you thought about how you influence others — how you change minds, shape opinions, move others to act? Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager said, “The key to leadership is influence, not authority." That’s why it’s important to have influencing skills as part of your professional portfolio.
To be an effective leader, it is necessary to influence others to support and implement decisions that are crucial for your team, department, business unit or company’s success. Even with a solid foundation of credibility and competence you, as a manager, may fall short if you don’t understand the dynamics of power, politics and influence.
The focus of this webinar is to increase a leader’s effectiveness in influencing peers, subordinates, boss and other key stakeholders. The areas to be covered are:
Who Will Benefit
Marcia Zidle is board certified executive coach based in Dallas Texas. Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, helps companies target and implement their elephants – the highest pay-off activities – that will produce the results they want. In In other words, she works with business leaders and their teams to get on the right track, stay on the right track, and avoid getting side tracked in their drive for high performance – high profitability – high purpose
Marcia has over 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in the areas of business strategy and management; personal and team leadership; talent engagement and development, As a Board Certified Business and Executive Coach, she works with savvy entrepreneurs, CEO’s, executives, and management teams to grow their companies AND make a difference in their world. They want to move up to the next level – ahead of their competition – into new areas – over and around obstacles – beyond business as usual – towards building a solid leadership foundation for growth.View all trainings by this speaker