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Defining Influence

  • Identifying the three critical elements
  • Building value with others
  • Working with resistance for positive outcomes

The Elements of Influence

Five critical factors for influencing others

  • Applying the five factors: capability, perceived value, perceived value realization, perceived cost, perceived risk
  • Using an influence formula to guide your planning

Achieving and maintaining commitment

  • Stating your desired results
  • Going beyond compliance
  • Creating collaboration

Recognizing manipulation and taking positive action

  • Differentiating manipulation from influence
  • Gaining an agreement you can count on

Building Your Foundation

Establishing and maintaining trust

  • Creating trust-based relationships
  • Maintaining ethics and integrity

Developing rapport

  • Establishing immediate rapport
  • Applying techniques for building rapport

Listening for multiple perspectives

  • Building active-listening habits
  • Tuning in rather than tuning out

Applying Six Major Influence Strategies

Identifying strengths and limitations

  • Leveraging the advantages of each strategy
  • Creating your personal plan
  • Building and expanding your network
  • Negotiating for desired results

Thinking strategically

  • Executing the most appropriate strategy
  • Avoiding pitfalls and traps

Expanding Your Power Base

The six types of power

  • Referent
  • Information
  • Expert
  • Legitimate
  • Reward
  • Coercive
  • Extending your personal power

Developing political intelligence

  • Navigating organizational politics
  • Strengthening working relationships
  • Adapting the way politics work according to cultural norms
  • Identifying and applying political strategies effectively

Working with multiple perspectives

  • Transforming resistance and inertia in others
  • Adapting flexibly to influencing situations

Practicing Exemplary Leadership

Implementing five leadership practices

  • Modeling the way
  • Inspiring a shared vision
  • Challenging the process
  • Enabling others to act
  • Encouraging the heart

Developing your personal leadership plan

  • Assessing your leadership profile
  • Strategies for cultivating your leadership skills
  • Influencing a paradigm shift in others

Dealing with Challenging Behaviors

Recognizing the interplay of perceptions

  • Managing the six challenging behaviors
  • Overcoming the tendency to take things personally

Taking powerful actions

  • Identifying and applying deflection techniques
  • Developing remedies for difficult situations
  • Employing specific strategies for challenging behaviors
  • Converting confrontation into cooperation

Overcoming Resistance

  • Recognizing the many forms of resistance
  • Applying the four-step model for agreement

You Will Learn How To
  • Apply influence strategies to gain commitment from others and foster collaboration
  • Define desired outcomes for win-win results
  • Dynamically adjust your approach to others to gain buy-in
  • Achieve goals by enhancing trust and cooperation
  • Deal effectively with challenging behaviors to overcome resistance and inertia in others
  • Use knowledge and competence rather than position and status to influence others

Course 294 Content

Defining Influence

  • Identifying the three critical elements
  • Building value with others
  • Working with resistance for positive outcomes

The Elements of Influence

Five critical factors for influencing others

  • Applying the five factors: capability, perceived value, perceived value realization, perceived cost, perceived risk
  • Using an influence formula to guide your planning

Achieving and maintaining commitment

  • Stating your desired results
  • Going beyond compliance
  • Creating collaboration

Recognizing manipulation and taking positive action

  • Differentiating manipulation from influence
  • Gaining an agreement you can count on

Building Your Foundation

Establishing and maintaining trust

  • Creating trust-based relationships
  • Maintaining ethics and integrity

Developing rapport

  • Establishing immediate rapport
  • Applying techniques for building rapport

Listening for multiple perspectives

  • Building active-listening habits
  • Tuning in rather than tuning out

Applying Six Major Influence Strategies

Identifying strengths and limitations

  • Leveraging the advantages of each strategy
  • Creating your personal plan
  • Building and expanding your network
  • Negotiating for desired results

Optimizing your personal preference

  • Developing your most appropriate strategy
  • Avoiding pitfalls and traps

Expanding Your Power Base

The six types of power

  • Referent
  • Information
  • Expert
  • Legitimate
  • Reward
  • Coercive
  • Extending your personal power

Developing political know-how

  • Navigating organizational politics
  • Strengthening working relationships
  • Adapting the way politics work according to cultural norms
  • Identifying and applying political strategies effectively

Working with multiple perspectives

  • Transforming resistance and inertia in others
  • Adapting flexibly to influencing situations

Practicing Exemplary Leadership

Implementing five leadership practices

  • Modeling the way
  • Inspiring a shared vision
  • Challenging the process
  • Enabling others to act
  • Encouraging the heart
  • Adapting leadership approaches to your situation

Developing your personal leadership plan

  • Assessing your leadership profile
  • Strategies for cultivating your leadership skills
  • Influencing a paradigm shift in others

Dealing with Challenging Behaviors

Recognizing the interplay of perceptions

  • Managing the six chal
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    An ongoing simulation throughout this course offers media-rich experiential activities that allow you to practice a variety of influence skills, tools and strategies. Activities include:
    • Uncovering your leadership capabilities
    • Assessing your use of influence strategies
    • Dealing effectively with resistance
    • Identifying different applications of power and typical outcomes through video simulations
    • Applying leadership and influence skills in a group setting
    • Assessing your political know-how
    • Using win-win approaches to persuade others to act
    • Building trusting relationships and rapport
    • Listening for multiple points of view
    • Getting commitment in challenging situations


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MD Columbia10/31/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-cv" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'HVILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">Cv</span>3 days2650.002851316
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