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Achieving the truly important things in work and life requires the ability to influence others. You can’t do it all alone.
At a basic level, influence is about compliance — getting someone to do what you want them to do (or at least not to undermine it). But genuine commitment from other people is often required for you to accomplish key goals and tasks.
Influence is one of the core leadership skills needed in every role. Effective leaders don’t just command; they inspire, persuade, and encourage. Leaders tap the knowledge and skills of a group, point individuals toward a common goal, and draw out a commitment to achieve results.
How do they do that? The best leaders have these 4 key influencing skills:
Leveraging Networks: No leader is an island. They are empowered by their connections with others.
To drive effective results, your leaders need to be able to practice these 5 influencing skills:
Help your team get things done at your organization by equipping them with the skills for using influence as a leader. We can deliver our world-class, research-backed influencing skills content to them — or you can.
We can equip your facilitators to deliver a workshop or internal training on influence as a leader either online or in person, whichever you prefer:
Or, we can incorporate influencing skills as part of a larger leadership development initiative for your organization:
Organizations who have partnered with us to upskill their people’s influencing skills consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with CCL made a significant impact on their culture — and their bottom line.
But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.
“The Leadership Development Program was an incredibly transformational course for me. I learned things about my impact on others during this week that I did not anticipate, and though challenging to process, was a catalyst for some major breakthroughs in my ability to lead and influence within my organization. If you are willing to dive deep, commit to being open, and wanting to elevate your leadership capabilities, this program is worth every second.”
Manager of Development & Leadership Advancement
Pikes Peak Community College
“Coming into the Leading Strategically Experience, I was very narrow in my thinking around my strategic challenge, but by the end of the week it became much broader in scope. Although there were many takeaways, I will be focusing on developing and using strategic influence in helping others to become more strategic throughout our organization.”
Divisional Vice President
Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation about how to have influence as a leader at your organization and how our influencing skills content could help support your development initiatives.
Package our research-backed influencing skills content with other proven leadership development topics and solutions for a customized, scalable solution perfect for your organization’s unique needs, context, and culture. Related topics include: