Oak Innovation Leadership And Influence Skills Training Course Material


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  • 45-page participant manual
  • 78 powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Further reading
  • Course evaluation form
  • Action plan

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We’re fascinated at crafting courses that meet specific needs. And, this course will solve challenges that are faced by line-staff, human resource professionals, general managers, and senior executives that occupy a leadership position and who want to influence others.

In our efforts to bring the most value, we want to share some key tips that you should consider as you deliver this content.

The first tip is that great leadership courses start by meeting the needs of your audience. And, it’s pretty easy to see why leaders need to possess excellent influence skills.

This could take many different forms, but one of the biggest reasons why leaders need to influence others is to literally get things done. The truth is people are sometimes scared of upsetting others, especially when they are new to leadership roles because they’re worried that other people will bad about them.

So when delivering this course material, remember that you are not just providing a solution, but you are changing the way your audience will think about influencing others.

Start navigating the content supplied to share key leadership skills to your audience. Follow the material provided and draw on your own experiences to improve your audiences ability to influence others.

We find that one of the most compelling ways to share this content is to focus on the relationship between leadership and influence skills. And, a key takeaway is that most audiences will significantly benefit from learning how to build relationships and how to implement various influencing tactics.

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Learning objectives

If you are looking for content to present your own business training course on leadership and influence skills, this is the course material for you. And, you don’t have to be an experienced business trainer to get results like a pro.

What you’ll get:

  • 45-page participant manual
  • 78 powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Further reading
  • Course evaluation form
  • Action plan

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 outline

In an effort to provide you with as much value as possible, we’re going to show you how we would use the content provided to deliver the key sections of this training course.

What is leadership – When people are new to leadership positions, they typically are cautious about using influence skills. This avoidance often comes from a fear of being seen as manipulating situations. However, these skills are a central part of a leaders toolkit.

To be able to influence others, your audience will have to really put themselves into the mindset of a successful leader. They’ve got to also understand how people think and behave. In fact, this is one of my most important skills a leader must develop.

Let’s fact a fact: leadership requires action and not avoidance. Use the material provided to explore the main types of influence skills available to leaders. And, examine the relationship between leadership and influence.

If your audience is finding it difficult to grasp these skills sufficiently, you should give personal experiences that capture these skills in action. It’s always a good idea to include a company or industry-specific examples to embed the learning further.

Understanding different leadership theories – Some new leaders can shy away from learning about management theories. This behavior can emerge out of fear of getting lost in academic-speak or from a desire to find practical advice. However, there is a lot to learned from this research and the experiences of other leaders.

Indeed, there is a lot to be achieved when your audience learns about leadership theories (e.g., traits and behavioral perspective). For example, most people may be able to picture the specific attributes or characteristics that will make a good leader. On the other hand, people can equally understand a good leader will behave in particular ways, dependent on the presenting situations. So, both theories have merit and can co-exist to inform leaders.

Once your audience starts seeing a broader picture of leadership skills, you can use the content to turn attention on the area of leadership styles. And, explore the contingency perspective. End this section by reviewing transactional and transformational leadership styles.

Influence zones – Zones of influence are at the center of the conversation on leadership and influence skills.

To start this section by exploring different zones of influence. Then use the material to examine the preference and indifference zone. Follow this by looking at the “legitimate zone.” And, end this section by discussing the influence and non-influence zones.

Nine tactics – First and foremost, your audience will have to understand that the ability to influence others is a core business skill. And, it’s easy to understand why leaders that can influence others are valued. In a nutshell, these leaders get the job done and consistently deliver results.

Many leaders tend to avoid trying to change others so directly and somewhat negate their actual skills. And, though some leaders might try to ignore using them, these skills are what inevitably drive them to success.

As it turns out, there are several tactics leaders can readily employ. The best way to share the nine tactics is to follow the material as provided. The course concludes with a discussion on nine influence skills that course participants can easily use in many situations.

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How to answer common 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 six main leadership theories?

Here are six of our favorites:

  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?

There are five zones of influence:

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

What are the five methods that influence others?

There are five methods available:

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

What are the nine influence tactics that leaders can use?

Being able to influence others is an essential skill for any leader to exhibit. These are the nine types of influence tactics that leaders can use.

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

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