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- Understand why persuadability—or the willingness to change one’s mind in the face of evidence—is critical for modern leaders
- Describe the 3 distinct advantages persuadable leaders possess
- Apply 5 specific “power practices” to become more persuadable in your own work and life
- Build tiny habits that lead you to be a more agile and accurate decision maker
- Learn why persuadability can be a critical element of social change
- There are no prerequisites
As a leader, changing your mind has always been perceived as a weakness. Not anymore. In a world that’s changing faster than ever, successful leaders realize that a genuine willingness to change their own minds is the ultimate competitive advantage. Today’s leaders need to be persuadable.
In this course, business consultant Al Pittampalli will draw on evidence from social science and cognitive psychology to show you how humility and radical open-mindedness can become powerful leadership assets. You’ll learn why the traditional leadership paradigm that prioritizes confidence, consistency and conviction might no longer work in today’s fast-moving world.
Having worked for organizations ranging from NASA to Hertz to IBM, Al has hands-on experience coaching leaders to become more persuadable. In this course, he’ll teach you about 3 clear advantages that persuadable leaders possess. Then he’ll walk you through 5 specific “power practices” that you can adopt in your own daily life and work to become a more agile, accurate and growth-minded leader. Finally, you’ll learn how persuadability is a critical element of social change. He’ll share examples of how a willingness to change one’s mind has been an essential part of social movements ranging from gay marriage to civil rights to women’s rights to Indian independence. Distilling cutting edge research, Al will give you actionable advice to become a more results-oriented leader who moves quickly to let the best ideas prevail.
- You want to learn a new approach to leadership
- You want to become an agile, open-minded, and data-driven decision maker
In this lecture, Al Pittampali welcomes you to the course, describes his background, and previews what you will learn and accomplish in each section.
In this lecture, Al describes what "persuadability" means and offers a fascinating example of how Christine Lagarde, Director of the International Monetary Fund, displayed persuadability early in her career.
In this lecture, Al describes how persuadability is different from the traditional leadership paradigm. He teaches us why we need to rethink our notions of our ideas of successful leaders in today's fast-paced, world.
In this lecture, Al previews 3 advantages that leaders acquire when they become persuadable. He provides a detailed explanation of the first advantage--accuracy--and shows how being open to new ideas can actually help us make better predictions and judgments in the long run.
In this lecture, Al will describe the technique of "considering the opposite."
Al will describe the story of Rob Portman as an example of how one leader's persuadability had transformative effects on a larger social movement.