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SkillSoft Spotlight Course of the Week ~ For Supervisors

Influencing Through Positive Leadership

May 1, 2020 12:57 PM

SkillSoft Spotlights focus on just-in-time online learning to help you more masterfully manage yourself personally and professionally, improve your effectiveness in managing your work, and support you in skillfully leading your teams. Each course is 30 minutes or less and is curated to provide tools, strategies, and practices to accelerate your success.

This week's spotlight course is Influencing Through Positive Leadership.

Influencing Through Positive Leadership (26 min)

An organization's social and political landscape can provide opportunities for positive leadership, influencing others in order to accomplish team and company goals. In this course, you will discover methods and strategies for effectively influencing a team to accept your ideas. You'll be introduced to the importance of political awareness and the essential skills involved in utilizing positive influence, while avoiding the negative, when persuading others. You'll also have an opportunity to practice methods for influencing effectively and ethically.

Participants will learn to:

  • discover the subject areas that will be covered in this course
  • recognize key concepts related to the use of influence
  • identify techniques for influencing people
  • recognize the importance of utilizing positive organizational politics
  • recognize the importance of avoiding negative organizational politics
  • recognize positive political actions that create strong relationships
  • identify actions that use positive politics to promote unifying goals
  • Knowledge Check: Utilizing Positive Influence


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