The Influential Leader

  • 3 Courses | 1h 44m 35s
  • 14 Books | 20h 36m
  • 4 Audiobooks | 18h 50m 58s
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Influence and persuasion are key attributes of successful leaders. Explore strategies to have greater impact across the organization.

COURSES INCLUDED

Welcome to the Leadership Development Program
Whether you’re new to a leadership role or a battle-tested veteran, there is always more to learn about leading people, leading teams, or leading your business. Learning is a life-long journey, and leadership development is an ongoing process. In this course, you'll be introduced to Skillsoft's Leadership Development Program. Comprised of thirty modern competency-based leadership channels, this program will help expand your knowledge about what it takes to be a leader and the necessary mindsets and behaviors that enable successful leaders to face and overcome the challenges they encounter every day.  This course provides an introductory overview to the program and the rich array of courses, resources, tools, and expert advice available to help you grow your leadership career."
1 video | 9m available Badge
Influencing and Persuading Others
Successful leaders are those who get things done, and that often requires getting others to do the things necessary for getting things done. All of that requires the application of successful influence. Stated simply, leaders must be able to influence and persuade others to achieve their team, department, and organizational goals. In this course, you'll learn about methods of persuasion that will rally your stakeholders around your cause. You'll discover influencing techniques that set the stage for making your case, appeal to your audience, and get the commitment you need to move forward with your team, your goals, and your career.
6 videos | 58m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Influence and Persuasion
Achieving the outcome you desire depends on your ability to influence and persuade. Build your influence by putting the interests of other people first—ask questions and share your knowledge to motivate, encourage, and engage others.
16 videos | 35m available Badge

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BOOKS INCLUDED

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Choose Charts Everyone Understands
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses how using the right tool is key for communicating your main points and persuading people.
Book Duration 4m Book Authors By Nancy Duarte

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Influence and Persuasion
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the role influence can play in an organization, and how much persuasive power executives possess inside their companies as well as externally.
Book Duration 54m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How to Get Others to Adopt Your Recommendation
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review talks about the most effective ways for people to present their ideas and get the responses they need to either take action or go back to the drawing board.
Book Duration 4m Book Authors By Nancy Duarte

Book Summary

Communicate to Influence: How to Inspire Your Audience to Action
Unveiling the secrets of inspirational individuals, Communicate to Influence presents tools to train leaders and business executives to become rousing presenters. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Ben Decker, Kelly Decker

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360 Degrees of Influence: Get Everyone to Follow Your Lead on Your Way to the Top
In 360 Degrees of Influence, Harrison Monarth argues persuasively that the most effective leaders are those who influence colleagues in all levels of the organization. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Harrison Monarth

Book Summary

Persuasion Equation: The Subtle Science of Getting Your Way
In The Persuasion Equation, Mark Rodgers shows how people make decisions and reveals how to persuade people to see things your way. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 8m Book Authors By Mark Rodgers

Book Summary

Elements of Influence: The Art of Getting Others to Follow Your Lead
Elements of Influence is the ideal guide for learning how to become a leader who can positively influence others. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Terry R. Bacon

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How to Speak so People Really Listen: The Straight-Talking Guide to Communicating with Influence and Impact
Offering the guidance you need to become a brilliant communicator and wow your audience, this book helps you avoid the most common mistakes people make when persuading others and shows you how to communicate in a way that truly gets your voice heard.
Book Duration 2h 14m Book Authors By Paul McGee

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The Profit of Kindness: How to Influence Others, Establish Trust, and Build Lasting Business Relationships
A practical guide that teaches you how to connect with others using the global asset known as kindness, this book will help you master the art of building trusting, long-lasting relationships through open, nonadversarial interchanges that result in mutually beneficial outcomes.
Book Duration 3h Book Authors By Jill Lublin

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Elements of Influence: The Art of Getting Others to Follow Your Lead
We succeed in business and in life when we influence how others think, feel, and act. Filled with exercises and practical applications, this book shows how anyone can increase his or her influence to achieve greater success.
Book Duration 5h 27m Book Authors By Terry R. Bacon

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7 Secrets of Persuasion: Leading-Edge Neuromarketing Techniques to Influence Anyone
Whether your goal is to persuade one person―a husband, child, or boss―or the millions who might purchase an Apple Watch or a Budweiser, this book directly translates the revolution in neuroscience into practical new techniques for effective persuasion.
Book Duration 3h 14m Book Authors By James C. Crimmins

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The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
Debunking myths and shedding light on the challenges, this book offers specific principles for Leading Down, Leading Up, and Leading Across to help you expand your