Leading Through Influence - TWO DAY PROGRAM (Virtual Session)

October 6, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

October 7, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Virtual Session

Registration Required: Yes


Seminar Details
New Date
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 five in the Leadership Concentration. Earn a concentration by taking five seminar days in this area within two years, or complete 15 seminar days across three defined concentration areas to earn your Advanced Management Certificate.

*The current healthcare situation requires that the Olin Business School provide participants with learning conditions that protect the health of participants, business school staff, and faculty. Thus, for the foreseeable future, Olin Executive Education seminars will be appropriately modified to be delivered via Zoom and our new Learn.WashU platform. Olin faculty are well-versed and adept at working with these technological solutions to maximize participant learning and content quality.


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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