The Influence Course

True influence…the kind where people seek you out and value your input and involve you and look to you to lead isn’t bestowed by a title, it’s born of deliberate hard work.

This is an online/on-demand/self-paced course where you will learn how to view influence and power differently so that you can be heard, take charge of your own career, and get a seat at the strategy table.

You’ll learn:

  • Why it’s imperative for your career to rethink your view on developing your influence
  • How to better understand your organization’s political environment
  • A “Clean Power” approach to cultivating influence without violating your values
  • How to better navigate across your organization to solve vexing problems and move initiatives forward
  • How to strengthen your confidence and make yourself heard for the important issues and decisions
  • How to confidently advocate for yourself
  • Tactics and tools you can put to work immediately to strengthen your influence

Note: we also offer this program in an instructor-led live-online format. Visit our live-online workshop page and see our complete list of offerings. 

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Crushing It with Challenging Conversations

This course is the most valuable communication training you will receive in your career.

Crushing It with Challenging Conversations is an online/on-demand/self-paced course designed to help you design, develop, and deliver during challenging communication situations. We teach you how to navigate to the core of the issue, and design, deliver and succeed with quick, easy to implement approaches.

You’ll learn:

  • How to deal effectively with extraordinarily difficult characters in the workplace, including micromanaging bosses
  • How to maintain control during tense, sudden workplace confrontations
  • How to design and deliver an effective feedback discussion
  • A technique to help plan your message so you can communicate it more effectively during meetings and presentations
  • How to positively get your way with new ideas and approaches that will set you apart in your career
  • How to become a great workplace communicator

Note: we also offer this program in an instructor-led live-online format. Visit our live-online workshop page and see our complete list of offerings. 

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First Time Managers Academy

Everything you need to know to help you succeed wildly in your new role so that you can parlay your success into larger roles, bigger contributions, and of course, ongoing career success.

First Time Managers Academy is an online/on-demand/self-paced course designed to help you strengthen the behaviors required for success, while avoiding the major missteps that derail too many well-intended new managers.

You’ll learn how to:

  • How to navigate the awkward start-up process with a new team
  • How to build credibility as a manager
  • How to manage a group for ever-improving results
  • How to navigate challenging coaching and one-on-one conversations
  • The best ways to develop employees

Note: we also offer this program in an instructor-led live-online format. Visit our live-online workshop page and see our complete list of offerings. 

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The Beginner’s Course to Delivering Performance Feedback

The Beginner’s Course for Performance Feedback was created for every professional—manager or contributor—to help you strengthen as both receivers and givers of high quality constructive and positive feedback.

In this online/on-demand/self-paced course, we help you:

  • Understand how your brain naturally responds to the idea of feedback and how to shift into the right mode to receive or deliver feedback.
  • How to improve as a receiver of feedback by strengthening listening and questioning skills.
  • How to design a high-quality feedback discussion.
  • How to deliver a high-quality feedback discussion.

In addition to these core lessons, we include audio cases of good and poor quality feedback along with a Feedback Planning worksheet and sample practice cases. The course approach emphasizes learning plus practice, incorporating ample developmental actions for you to practice and apply in the workplace.

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