Leading Through Influence - TWO DAY PROGRAM (St. Louis)

February 6, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

February 7, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


St. Louis Knight Center

Seminar Details
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2-day seminar and your registration is for both days.

Exercising real leadership and leading positive change requires more than just a worthy goal or a good idea. It also requires the skill of informal leadership: the ability to influence people both within and outside your chain of command in order to gain support and overcome resistance. This session helps you understand and develop three key skills of informal leadership: navigating politics, understanding power and exercising influence.

  • Sources of organizational power
  • How informal networks affect your ability to get things done
  • Developing  skill at interpersonal influence
  • Tools to diagnose the "“influence"” landscape in your organization
  • Using power responsibly

  • Understand why some people in your organization have more impact than others
  • Navigate the informal side of an organization in order to get things done and make change happen
  • Identify and read politically- charged situations
  • Evaluate your own influencing strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan for strengthening your skills

Earn a Concentration or your Advanced Management Certificate

This seminar qualifies for two days out of four in the Leadership Concentration. Earn a concentration by taking four seminar days in this area within two years, or complete 16 seminar days across four defined concentration areas to earn your Advanced Management Certificate.


Who Should Attend?
Individuals in mid-to upper-level management roles where informal influence across and within groups or departments becomes critical. Individuals moving from technical roles into project lead or management roles.

J. Stuart Bunderson, George and Carol Bauer Professor of Organizational Ethics and Governance, Olin Business School

Executive Programs, 314-935-9494

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