Let me tell you a
story. I worked for an organization that had many teams. I was fortunate enough
to work within two teams that were polar opposites; this gave me a firm
understanding of the effects that leadership had on human behavior. Leadership
in the first team was commanding and controlling, while leadership in the
second team was trusting and empowering. The second team could connect employee
values to the overall objective, which in turn influenced employee attitudes,
commitment, and trust. The result was higher morale, productivity, retention,
and loyalty within an effective and unified team. Leadership in the second team
knew, that when you understand why people behave, you are better prepared to
influence how people behave. The field of understanding and influencing
behaviors is called Organizational Behavior, and as a leader, it is imperative
to understand how to influence behaviors - ethically. Of course, you can
command and control your employees, but such transactional leadership often devalues
human potential and innovation when used exclusively. Influencing behavior in
the 21st century begins with the
study of knowledge about your employees and the application of behavioral
My name is Kenneth Warren and I’m an MBA student in Arlington, Virginia. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Management after an enlistment in the United States Army and a deployment to Afghanistan. Before that, I was a in a band for nearly ten years. We toured the US, the Middle East, and Asia; performed with international acts such as Bon Jovi and the Gin Blossoms; and were featured on TV networks such as MTV and E! Entertainment.
Because of my exposure to diverse leadership styles, I decided to utilize my management background to create a course that helps leaders transform their leadership position into a role that influences organizational behavior. The course material demonstrates this through the study and application of the following behavioral elements: I begin with a discussion on values and personality, then I dive into the importance of emotional intelligence. Influencing perception, attitude, and motivation are explored. Then I talk about the behavioral effects of stress and trust. Finally, I explain the significance of effective communication and how it can be used to ethically persuade employee behaviors. These topics are crucial in prolonging a positive impact on your employees, and the learning objective is to help you do that.
It doesn’t matter if you are a new or seasoned leader – if you aren’t familiar with these topics and how you can utilize them to influence behavior, then this course is for you. If you are familiar with these topics, then a new perspective may help you approach uncooperative employees with a fresh mentality.
By the end of the course you will be equipped to:
Influencing Behavior in the 21st Century:
Assumptions & Values:
If you aren’t satisfied with the course, you have a 30-day, no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee. So, if you want to know more about influencing behavior in the 21st century, take this course. I hope to chat with you in the Q&A room.
***Full course script available for download in Lecture 2***
This course is dedicated to my leadership in Nemesis Troop, 4th Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment; Dr. Charles Thomas, Jr.; my family; and, of course, my wife, Amy.
Currently, I'm an MBA student with a Bachelor of Science in Management who has a passion for small business development. I was a Cavalry Scout in the United States Army, and am experienced in managing systems and developing people during organizational transformation. Before the military, I was in a band for nearly ten years. After I received a 2-year certificate in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, we toured the United States, the Middle East, and Asia; performed with international acts such as Bon Jovi and the Gin Blossoms; and were featured on TV networks such as MTV and E! Entertainment. While I'm determined to achieve growth, efficiency, and knowledge through participative management and situational leadership, I’m also seasoned in empowering others to solve problems ethically, prompting an increase in their own capacity to change and adapt.