Leadership Essentials: Building Your Influence as a Leader (X022)

Description

Type: Online
Duration: 01:00 hours

Why is it so hard to get people to agree to a good idea? Why are some leaders constantly faced with challenges and objections? Reaching agreement as a leader does not mean you should manipulate or force people to accept your ideas and accomplish your objectives; there are ethical ways for leaders to successfully build influence. Leaders attempting to influence and persuade others are faced with the challenges of navigating through organizational politics. An effective leader recognizes that organizational politics can provide positive ways to influence others in order to accomplish goals.

In this course, you will be guided through numerous methods and strategies for effectively influencing a team to accept your ideas. You'll be introduced to the importance of political awareness and the essential skills involved in using positive politics and avoiding negative politics when persuading others. You'll also have an opportunity to practise methods for influencing effectively and ethically.

Topics include:

  • recognizing and classifying examples of techniques for influencing people
  • recognizing actions that use politics to influence others in a positive way
  • using influence techniques to persuade others while avoiding the negative use of politics, in a given scenario

Notes:

Please note that this online course provided by Skillsoft Corporation will be removed from our catalogue March 31, 2020. Registration will be available until 4:00 pm (EDT) March 20, 2020. Those already registered will have until 4:00 pm (EDT) on March 31, 2020 to complete it. We have replaced the course with the following, now available on the School's online learning platform (GCcampus): Leading through Positive Influence (G020). If you have already started the course and wish to complete it, consult your list of courses under the “in-progress” tab, in the “My Learning” section in your GCcampus account. If you have completed the course and would like to take it again, see your list of courses under the “Completed” tab, in the “My Learning” section. Please note that you will not be able to relaunch the course as of 4:00 pm (EDT) on March 31, 2020.

More about this course
  • Topics: Communications; Human resources; Leadership; Personal development; Personal and team development
  • Community: Employees; Supervisors; Managers
  • Business line: Transferable Skills
  • Provider: Skillsoft

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DateTitleTypeLocationLanguage
Self-pacedLeadership Essentials: Building Your Influence as a Leader (X022)OnlineOnlineEnglish

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