Leadership And Influence Skills

Oak Innovation


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How to get leadership and influence skills training materials that will save you time

As a business manager or training professional, coming up with new training course materials to deliver leadership and influence skills training courses can extremely challenging.

Especially, when you’ve got so many other demands on your time.

We’ve all been there.

Sometimes you just wish that someone could just do all the course development for you.

This is where we can help

At Oak Innovation, we have collected best practices and packaged them within a practical training course on leadership and influence.

The course is designed to build influencing skills at all levels within the organization e.g., managers, team leaders, supervisors and front-line staff.

Let the content direct you

Use these materials to improve your participants ability to influence others.

And, then focus on the relationship between leadership and influence skills. Next, explore the four main approaches to leadership.

Finally you can then share how to build relationships and discuss various influencing tactics.

These materials can be easily integrated within all types of personal and leadership development initiatives that may be planned.

Course objectives

The ability to influence others is a core business skill. And, it’s easy to understand why influential leaders are valued. In a nutshell, these leaders get the job done and consistently deliver results.

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

The following topics from the slides, manuals and support materials provided.

What is leadership – Start by exploring the main types of influence skills. And, examine the relationship between leadership and influence.

Understanding different leadership theories – Next, discuss different leadership theories (e.g., traits and behavioral perspective). Then, examine leadership styles. And, explore the contingency perspective. End this section by examining transactional and transformational leadership styles.

Influence zones – Start this section by exploring different zones of influence. Then examine the preference and indifference zone. Follow this, by looking at the legitimate zone. And, end this section by discussing influence and non-influence zones.

Using nine tactics – The course concludes with a discussion on nine influence skills that course participants can easily use.

What you get

You will instantly receive the following training course materials to deliver your own leadership and influence skills training courses:

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

Bonus free training materials available

You will also get the following free training guides:

  • Training icebreakers
  • How to select training materials
  • Training games
  • How to increase participation
  • Learn to improve your questioning skills
  • How to improve your listening skills
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people
  • How to evaluate training courses

Frequently asked questions from leadership and influence skills training courses

What is leadership?

Leadership is the 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?

There have been many leadership theories developed over the years, however six of our favorites 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?

Essentially, 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 influence others?

Let's cut to the chase, these are the five methods influence others:

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

What are the nine influence tactics that leaders can use?

Can I edit the content and add my own company logo?

Yes. You can now add your own logo's 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.

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“I have been using a number of Oak materials for quite some time. I found the content great with comprehensive details

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