Leadership And Influence Skills Training Course Material


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  • 78 Powerpoint slides, to deliver the course.
  • 45-page participant manual, to guide learning.
  • 8 train-the-trainer guides, to add extra value.
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How to present your own training courses on leadership and influence skills

Creating a training course on leadership and influence skills can feel like a challenging task.

There are so many items to create.

Powerpoint presentation slide decks. Participant manuals. Exercises. Tests.

And, if you don’t have much spare time, it can feel overwhelming.

Want an easier solution?

You can now download these training course materials.

And, use them to present your own training courses on leadership and influence skills.

These time-saving course materials will meet the challenges faced by line staff, human resource professionals, general managers, and senior executives that occupy leadership positions.

Let’s explore this course in more detail.

Learning objectives

At the end of this training course your participants will be able to:

  • Outline the relationship between leadership and influence skills.
  • Understand four main approaches to leadership.
  • Understand how to build relationships.
  • Appreciate zones of influence.
  • Use nine influence tactics.

Course overview

It’s not unusual to see managers looking to improve their influence skills.

By the end of this course, participants will better understand what is leadership, leadership theories, zones of influence, and nine tactics for influencing others.

The course is for people serious about developing their leadership and influence skills, and who are ready to bring their learning to the next level.

Course outline

Below, we break down how you can present the 4 key sections of this training course.

1. Focus on what is leadership

When people first enter leadership positions, they can be cautious.

Everything is new.

It’s hard to know where to start.

And, what if you do something wrong?

Many even worry about trying to influence people too much.

This avoidance often comes from fear. Fear of failure. Fear of being viewed as manipulating situations. And, even that you’re seen to be manipulating people.

So, before you start presenting this content, ask your audience:

What are you struggling with?

Where do they need help?

Remember, learning about leadership can feel like an overwhelming task.

But, it doesn’t have to be.

Use the content provided to:

  • Highlight the mindset of a successful leader.
  • Better understand how people think and behave.
  • Explore the main types of influence skills available to leaders.
  • Examine the relationship between leadership and influence.

Share personal experiences to reinforce these skills in action.

Sounds pretty straightforward, right?

Well, it actually is pretty easy.

The course content, aided by examples, will highlight key aspects of leadership for you.

2. Help your audience understand different leadership theories

When your audience feels you understand their problems, they will be more interested in what you have to share.

But does throwing content at a situation, and practical examples, guarantee you’re audience will understand these theories?

In theory, yes.

But, in practice, there is a challenge to overcome.


Well, some leaders can shy away from learning about management theories. This behavior emerges out of fear of getting lost in academic-speak.

However, you can eliminate this barrier by encouraging your audience to connect with the following content.

  • Share the main leadership theories (e.g., traits and behavioral perspective).
  • Focus on leadership styles.
  • Explore the contingency perspective.
  • Review transactional and transformational leadership styles.

It’s critical to include company or industry-specific examples to embed the learning further.

3. Teach your audience about the main influence zones

Influence skills have never been as needed and as effective for businesses as they are today.

But, here’s a question that often pops into most audiences’ minds.

Will this content really work for me?

Well, there are many compelling reasons why a leader will need to influence others. These include maximizing productivity, increasing the flexibility of teams, and generating more profit.

But different situations call for different types of influence skills.

This is why zones of influence are central to any conversation on leadership and influence skills.

Share these areas by using the content to:

  • Explore different zones of influence.
  • Examine the preference and indifference zone.
  • Discuss the legitimate zone.
  • Outline influence and non-influence zones.

This information will make your audience feel more connected to the course. And, they’ll generate more practical skills.

4. Introduce nine tactics for influencing others

What does your audience need to learn to influence others?

And how will this content achieve your course objectives?

Basically, your audience will understand that the ability to influence others is a core business skill.

And, they will develop these skills.

Leaders with these skills get the job done.

And, they consistently deliver results.

Use the content to:

  • Share tactics that leaders can use.
  • Discuss the nine influence skills that can be easily used in any situation.

Aim to create an atmosphere that builds trust with your audience. And, show them how you’re offering solutions to their needs.

What you’ll get

  • 78 Powerpoint slides, to deliver the course.
  • 45-page participant manual, to guide learning.
  • 8 train-the-trainer guides, to add extra value.
  • Practical exercises, to enhance all learning.
  • Further reading list, for your course participants.
  • Course evaluation form, tests, and action plan.
  • Easy to present, no experience required.

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Frequently asked questions

What is leadership?

Leadership is the process (act) of influencing the activities of an organized group in its efforts towards goal setting and goal achievement.

What are influence skills?

Influence skills are the ability to affect the perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors of others.

What are the main leadership theories?

The main leadership theories are:

  1. Traits perspective
  2. Behavioral perspective
  3. Leadership styles
  4. Contingency perspective
  5. Transactional and transformational leadership
  6. Charismatic leadership

What are the five zones of influence?

The five zones of influence are:

  1. Preference zone
  2. Indifference zone
  3. Legitimate zone
  4. Influence zone
  5. Non-influence zone

What are the main methods that can be used to influence others?

The main methods that can be used to influence others are:

  1. Force
  2. Rules and procedures
  3. Persuasion
  4. Ecology and exchange
  5. Magnetism

What are the main influence tactics that leaders can use?

The nine types of influence tactics that leaders can use are:

  1. Rational persuasion
  2. Inspirational appeals
  3. Consultation
  4. Ingratiation
  5. Personal appeals
  6. Exchange
  7. Coalition tactics
  8. Pressure tactics
  9. Legitimizing

Can I edit the content and add my company logo?

Yes. You can now add your logo and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when, and as often as needed.

Leadership And Influence Training Course Materials
Leadership And Influence Skills Training Course Material