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Leadership As If Influence Mattered

How often have you heard yourself or others saying things like "I could do this if management would support me", "I have no direct authority and need to get others to consider my ideas", "I have no control over the performance of project members", "I have tons of responsibility but little authority!"

These are common dilemmas for anyone working in the flattened hierarchy of corporate reality today. With turbulent markets and discerning customers, leadership success depends more on influence, collaboration and negotiation rather than power and competition.

Collaboration and influence require using skills that are based on the understanding of other people. By using such "soft skills" you don't become a 'soft' leader. To the contrary, collaborative approaches make you a more powerful leader because they enable you to take your people beyond compliance and towards whole-hearted commitment.


This program focuses on 9 practical strategies for leadership success through powerful Influence and collaboration skills.

Understand how influence works with principles of collaboration and negotiation

Apply various approaches to achieving win-win results

Learn how culture, political realities and values can impact influence

Build and nurture a climate of trust

Deal effectively with challenging behaviors and overcome obstacles

Achieve commitment instead of resistance and compliance

Increase your communication and presentation effectiveness

Gain the skills for collaborative decision-making

Facilitate more productive meetings

Program Features
In this fast-paced, intensive program participants will:

Gather feedback before the program in order to gain insight into their strengths and areas for development.

Work through real-world business situations and learn to apply the principles and strategies to those challenges.

Get feedback on your specific areas of development.

Brace yourself for a good workout!
This Program is:

Fast-paced & Solution focused.

Hands-on with real-life case scenarios and simulations.

Entirely customizable.

Designed to ensure direct transferability to on-the-job performance.

Innovative and current.

An on-line assessment tool might be used to determine your strengths and development areas before the start of the program.

Benefits To Your Organization
Your enhanced leadership skills will have a significant impact across your organization. You will be better prepared to:

Achieve your strategic goals with stronger team commitment.

Develop a high-performance culture.

Help others perform at their peak.

Create an atmosphere of open communication, trust and support.

For your sake:
We minimize lecture and 'information dumps'!
We know that people learn and remember best by working through a problem, getting feedback and reflecting on how to do better in future.
So our programs are action focused, roll-up-your-sleeve type exciting!
Contact us to see how we can help you and your organization

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Resources we recommend:

Influence Without Authority (2nd Edition)
by Allan R. Cohen and David L. Bradford (2005)
Influencing Within Organizations: Getting in Rising up Moving on
by Andzr Huczynski (2004)
Artful Persuasion: How to Command Attention, Change Minds, and Influence People
by Harry Mills (2000)
Leading Change
by John P. Kotter (1996)
The Leader of the Future (J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation)
by Frances Hesselbein and Marshall Goldsmith (2006)
The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization
(Collins Business Essentials)
by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith (2003)