Influential Intelligence

Learn how to be more influential in your career and where you work. Learn what is influencing your job performance.
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  • Contents Video: 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Welcome to Influential Intelligence. Our mission is to educate you on how to be more influential in your career and in your workplace. 

There are eight modules (sections), which can be completed in a matter of days. Each module begins with a video lecture. We provide the video transcript and the accompanying PowerPoints for downloading. We set up a discussion related to each module.

Module 1, Career Discovery: We discuss how can you best serve your employer. Are you more talented in making money for your employer or saving money? We introduce you to the Holland Vocational Type (realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, conventional) to help you discover the type of work and work environment best suited for your personality.

Module 2, Talent Discovery: We introduce you to StrengthsQuest, a talent assessment. Discover your dominant 5 talents among 34 talents assessed and why your dominant 5 talents influence your career choice.

Module 3, Job Dissatisfaction: We identify how your employer influences your job performance. We provide a Job Dissatisfaction Survey designed by us.

Module 4, Goals: We help you set your goals for improvement at work by introducing the SMART plan: Specific, Measurable, Assigned, Realistic, and Time-bound.

Module 5, Communication: We provide learning tools to be a more influential communicator.

Module 6, Conflict Resolution: We provide strategies to be a more influential negotiator.

Module 7, Decision-Making: We discuss various factors influencing your decisions at work.

Module 8, Destructive Colleagues: In our final module, we help you identify colleagues too difficult to influence and why they are destructive colleagues.

And that pretty sums up our course, Influential Intelligence. We thank you, our future students, for your time and attention. Any questions, please contact us.

Jay and Sean

What are the requirements?

  • We recommend taking the talent assessment called StrengthsQuest.
  • We recommend taking the Holland Vocational Type test.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be more influential in your career and where you work.
  • Decide whether you are more talented in helping your employer make money or save money.
  • Discover your vocational type and work environment best suited to your personality.
  • Discover your top 5 talents from among 34 talents assessed.
  • Discover how your top 5 talents influence your career choice.
  • Influence your employer's success by identifying improvements via goals and planning.
  • Become a better communicator, negotiator, and decision-maker by identifying factors that influence the way you communicate, settle conflicts, and make decisions.
  • Explain why some colleagues are just too difficult to influence.
  • Provide ways to identify and protect yourself from destructive colleagues.
  • Point you in the right direction in terms of your career goals.

What is the target audience?

  • People frustrated, bored, disengaged, apathetic, and unappreciated at work.
  • People struggling with a career choice or career change.
  • No prior course in or knowledge of organizational behavior/organizational psychology required.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Career Objective
09:51

Hi and welcome to Module 1: Career Objective. In this module, you will learn:

1. How can you best serve your employer? Are you more talented to help your employer increase revenues or decrease costs?

2. What is your vocational type according to your personality?

3. Which work environment best suits your personality for pursuing career excellence?

On your resume, this is the only objective we recommend: Seeking a position and work environment in which my talents, knowledge, skills, and creativity can thrive to best serve my employer.

We introduce you to the Holland Vocational Types to help you discover your vocational type and work environment: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.

We provide a transcript of our video lecture and the accompanying PowerPoints.

We would like to know your Holland Vocational Type, so we hope you will participate in this section's discussion.

Any questions, please contact us.

Thanks,

Jay and Sean

Section 2: Talent Discovery
07:37

Hi and welcome to Module 2: Talent Discovery. In this module, you will learn:

  1. How to discover your talents via StrengthsQuest.com’s talent assessment.
  2. The most common reasons our students take StrengthsQuest.com.
  3. How your talents lay the foundation for your expertise and reputation at work.
  4. Expertise + reputation = influence at work.

We provide a transcript of our video lecture and the accompanying PowerPoints.

We would like to know your top five strengths, so we hope you will participate in this section's discussion.

Any questions, please contact us.

Thanks,

Jay and Sean

Section 3: Job Dissatisfaction
05:26

Hi and welcome to Module 3, Job Dissatisfaction. In this module, you will learn:

  1. How your employer influences your work and your workplace dissatisfaction.
  2. How your work and workplace dissatisfaction influence your work performance.

We provide a transcript of our video lecture and the accompanying PowerPoints.

We also provide a Job Dissatisfaction Survey that we designed ourselves. Please let us know in this section's discussion why are you dissatisfied with your job and any recent attempts by you to influence improvements where you work.

Any questions, please contact us.

Thanks,

Jay and Sean

Section 4: Goals and Planning
05:19

Hi and welcome to Module 4: Goals and Planning. In this module, we outline the SMART goal model of planning and achieving goals at work. The acronym SMART stands for these aspects of any goal:

  1. Specific
  2. Measurable
  3. Assignable
  4. Realistic
  5. Time-bound

To insure that you have a specific goal for improvement, consider these challenges:

  1. What exactly do you want to improve for your employer?
  2. How will this goal help make money or save money for your employer?
  3. What tangible benefits or desired outcomes will your employer receive?
  4. Why the urgency at this time? Why should this goal be a priority?

We provide a transcript of our video lecture and the accompanying PowerPoints.

Please let us know in this section's discussion whether you are working on any improvements where you work and how you overcame any challenges.

Any questions, please contact us at work.

Thanks,

Jay and Sean

Section 5: Effective Communication
06:52

Hi and welcome to Module 5: Effective Communication. In this module, you will learn:

  1. Communication is foundational to how we live and work.
  2. Vital to being influential at work.
  3. Mutually beneficial relationships depend on effective communication.
  4. Effective means producing the intended or expected results.

We provide a transcript of our video lecture and the accompanying PowerPoints.


In this week's discussion, let us know your communication style.


Any questions, please contact us.


Thanks,


Jay and Sean

Section 6: Conflict Resolution
05:41

Hi and welcome to Module 6 Conflict Resolution. In this module, you will learn:

  1. What is conflict?
  2. What do we bring into a conflict?
  3. How do we usually resolve conflict?
  4. What is the best way to resolve conflict?

We provide a transcript of the video lecture and the accompanying PowerPoints.

Any questions, please contact us.

Thanks,

Jay and Sean

Section 7: Decision Models
05:46

Hi and welcome to Module 7, Decision Models. In this module, you will learn about our seven major decision models and the major factors influencing our decisions at work:

  1. Economic Model
  2. Utilitarian Model
  3. Game Theory Model
  4. Satisficing Model
  5. Risk Averse Model
  6. Approval/Disapproval Model
  7. Ethics Model

We provide a transcript of our video lecture and the accompanying PowerPoints.

Any questions, please contact us.

Thanks,

Jay and Sean

Section 8: Destructive Colleagues
06:56

Hi and welcome to our final module, Module 8, Destructive Colleagues. We have divided this module into two lectures. In Lecture One, you will learn:

  1. How to identify the personality traits of destructive colleagues.
  2. Why you have little to zero influence over these people.

In Lecture Two, you will learn:

  1. The warnings signs that you are working with a destructive colleague.
  2. What you can do to protect yourself.

We provide a transcript of our video lecture and the accompanying PowerPoints. We provide a survey to help you determine whether you are indeed working with a destructive colleague. In this section's discussion, let us know whether you have experienced or witnessed cruelty at work and what you did to combat the cruelty you experienced or witnessed. We all must play a role in stopping cruelty at work.

Any questions, please contact us.

Thanks,

Jay and Sean

08:49

In this, our final lecture, you will learn:

1. The warning signs that you are working with a destructive colleague, boss, or employee.

2. What you can do to protect yourself.

We hope you found our course enlightening and inspiring. We provide a bibliography of sources that enlightened and inspired us.

Now go out and be more influential at work. Make your place of work a great place to work for everyone regardless of rank or title.

Thanks,

Jay and Sean

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Instructor Biography

Jay Berman, Talent Evaluator

Since 2005, Mr. Berman has taught a variety of business courses for the University System of New Hampshire (University of New Hampshire and Granite State College). His courses include entrepreneurship, management, leadership, and organizational behavior. Mr. Berman earned his undergraduate degree in marketing from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA in entrepreneurship from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Berman currently resides in Rochester, NH, with his wife, a nurse, and their two children, whom they homeschool.

Instructor Biography

Sean Clancy is an educator, professional coach and most importantly a student of leadership development with over 30 years of experience in the corporate world. His current roles include; Manager of Leadership Development for Legacy Supply chain Services, Adjunct Faculty member at Granite State College, Principal with Leverage Professional Coaching and General Partner with Influential Intelligence. Sean is a past board member of Leadership Seacoast and current member of the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce.

Sean’s passion is helping people leverage their strengths and create more of the profession results that they seek. Teaching, coaching, mentoring and strengthening leadership development programs for organizations energizes Sean. He taught Introduction to Business at the University of New Hampshire for from 2004 to 2013 and continues to seek avenues for sharing his experience and excitement about leadership.

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