Leadership & Influence Skills

Understand the different styles of leadership and when to apply them for Maximum Influence
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Instructed by Adam Karsh Business / Management
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

In today's collaborative, fast, and practical business environment, leadership can mean taking an action on a new idea, or coming up with a more effective and efficient way to reach your goals...etc In the 21st century, leadership is not just a top-down management. Leadership takes place at every level of every company or social group — from top down to bottom up.

Managing day-to-day duties and achieving key goals can be quite a challenge, especially when working with professionals who don't report to you. To succeed, leaders need to find new ways to influence, persuade, collaborate and get buy-in for their vision and goals

To explore these emerging concepts of business leadership, eSoft Skills offers Leadership and Influence, a course focused on developing the management and interpersonal tools that you can use to join forces with and motivate others toward a common goal.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what “leadership" means
  • Explore the Great Man Theory
  • Explore the Trait Theory
  • Learn about Transformational Leadership
  • Learn how to adapt your leadership styles to the individuals you lead
  • Explore the concept of leading by Directing
  • Explore the concept of leading by Participating
  • Explore the concept of leading by Delegating
  • Understand Kouzes and Posner
  • Conduct a personal inventory
  • Implement an action plan
  • Set Personal Goals

What are the requirements?

  • Basic knowledge of human psychology can be very helpful.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Define “leadership”
  • Explain the Great Man Theory
  • Explain the Trait Theory
  • Understand Transformational Leadership
  • Understand the people you lead and how to adapt your leadership styles
  • Explain leading by Directing
  • Explain leading by Participating
  • Explain leading by Delegating
  • Kouzes and Posner
  • Conduct a personal inventory
  • Create an action plan
  • Establish personal goals

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is ideal for professionals and business owners aspiring to leadership and influence roles in their area of expertise.

What you get with this course?

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

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Getting Started
Section 2: Leadership & Influence
  • Defining Leadership
  • Characteristics of a Leader
  • Leadership Principles
  • A Brief History of Leadership
  • Three Theories of Leadership
Module 2 Case Study
  • Situational Leadership: Telling
  • Situational Leadership: Selling
  • Situational Leadership: Participating
  • Situational Leadership: Delegating

Module 3 Case Study
  • An Introduction to Kouzes and Posner
  • A Personal Inventory
  • Creating an Action Plan
Module 4 Case Study
  • Determining Your Way
  • Being an Inspirational Role Model
  • Influencing Others' Perspectives

Module 5 Case Study
  • Choosing Your Vision
  • Communicating Your Vision
  • Identifying the Benefit for Others
Module 6 Case Study
  • Think Outside the Box
  • Developing Your Inner Innovator
  • Seeing Room for Improvement
  • Lobbying for Change
Module 7 Case Study
  • Encouraging Growth in Others
  • Creating Mutual Respect
  • The Importance of Trust
Module 8 Case Study
  • Sharing Rewards
  • Celebrating Accomplishments
  • Making Celebration Part of Your Culture
Module 9 Case Study
  • The Art of Persuasion
  • The Principles of Influence
  • Creating an Impact
Module 10 Case Study
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Creating a Long Term Plan
  • Creating a Support System
Module 11 Case Study
Section 3: Conclusion

Words from the Wise

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Instructor Biography

Adam Karsh, Qualified Psychologist | Personal Development Coach

Adam Karsh is a qualified psychologist. Before he changed career to psychology and personal development Adam worked for 10 years training and coaching employees in some of the largest global financial institutions in the world. His mission is to deliver maximum learning value to students interested in improving or acquiring key soft skills such as communication, leadership, management, productivity, emotional intelligence, well-being, problem solving, creativity, conflict resolution and other intangible skills.

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