Influence & Persuasion

To drive your ideas forward, you need to positively influence and persuade decision makers. Improve your political savvy to maximize impact.

The best leaders have a clear picture of their organizations’ people and systems, and what drives them in their chosen career. Effective leaders are also aware of each employee’s career plan, their motivations, how they interact with one another, as well as the power dynamics between staff members. In this course, you’ll learn about organizational awareness and how it relates…
People are easily influenced, and you want to be a leader, not a follower. Discovering how to get colleagues and business partners on your side is the opening move in the game of chess that is business today. 
Politics aren't limited to elections and public service. When dealing with power and influence you will inevitably have to navigate your own organization's political waters. The reality is that, even if you dislike company politics, you cannot entirely avoid them. People get into positions of power not just because of their individual know-how, but also because of the influence they…
Getting things done in the business world requires more than simply issuing orders. And most of us don't have the titles or authority to issue them in the first place. Along with being credible and building trust, you get results without direct authority by using persuasion and influence. Effective persuasion methods and influencing skills are the difference makers for getting…
Authority carries a certain positional power. A title grants a person some power and authority, but even that has its limits. To meet goals and get results requires developing a sense of personal power that goes beyond the job description and that print on the business card. Personal power stems from personal credibility, influence, and political savvy. Even those with…
An effective leader recognizes that organizational politics can provide positive ways to influence others in order to accomplish goals. In this course, you'll be guided through numerous methods and strategies for being persuasive and 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…