Influencing Skills for HR Leaders: How to Build Your Reputation, Personal Power and Business Impact
Date : 19 February 2019
Time : 01 : 00 PM EST
Duration : 60 Minutes

Marcia Zidle is a board-certified executive coach, business management consultant and keynote speaker, who works with organizations to leverage their leadership and human capital assets that result in higher performance and profitability. She has 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, government, and nonprofits.

She brings an expertise in social and emotional intelligence; executive and team leadership; employee engagement and innovation; personal and organizational change management

She’s been selected as one of LinkedIn Profinder’s best coaches for 2016 and 2017!

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

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When was the last time you thought about how you influence others - how you change minds, shape opinions, move others to act? Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager said, “The key to leadership is influence, not authority." That’s why it’s important to include influencing skills as part of your professional portfolio.

Even with a solid foundation of credibility and competence, you as Human Resource professionals and leaders may fall short if you don’t understand the influence dynamics of power, politics, and persuasion. Whether staff or operations or whether it’s getting approval for expenditures beyond your budget or getting items onto the agenda for the next meeting, your ability to influence matters.

Therefore, it is crucial to understand the range of influence techniques you can use, know when and how to use them, build your power bases, and sharpen your persuasion skills so that they can be viewed as a strategic partner working to support the business strategy. This webinar will help you master the art of influence focusing on how to:

  • Build your personal or informal power and political savvy
  • Build credibility by getting out of your HR silo and into the operations mainstream
  • Build partnerships working to support the business strategy and increase the effectiveness of the organization

As a Human Resource department, how well do you influence your company's direction? Contribute to the corporate discussion about customers, products, and strategy? Are you a participant in senior-level meetings? Do managers seek your opinion? Are you seen as an equal business partner and a full-fledged member of the top management team?

Some people still think of Human Resource as those guys that just do the “people stuff,” shuffling contracts and recruiting new hires. In fact, there’s a disconnect between how the HR function is perceived in many organizations and the often-untapped potential it offers in a business climate that is fuelled with change and transformation.

Simply put, most business leaders understand the basic function of HR, but they don't see the bigger opportunities to help them be more effective and to impact marketplace growth

The challenge for HR leaders and professionals now is to claim their power and show their value added in a bottom-line way. The challenge for HR leaders is to get their voices heard and to gain more influence inside the organization so that business leaders will listen to their recommendations and take action.

If you’re going to be heard, listened to, and believed, you must excel at personal power and influence to become a trusted partner and advisor to senior leadership and play a greater role in the company’s goals- not from a compliance standpoint – but from a growth standpoint.

Learning Objectives

The focus of this webinar is to provide insights and techniques in the influence dynamics of power, politics, and persuasion so that HR professionals and leaders will be trusted advisors and strategic partners to both operations and senior management. It will provide leadership tips and cover these seven points:

  • Identify the six sources of leadership power
  • Recognize the value of personal power to get results
  • Understand why politics and power are not bad words
  • Review three strategies and ten tactics to influence others
  • Become familiar with Marshall Goldsmith’s “Rules of the Road”
  • Review five influence styles and decide which would work best in specific situations
  • Learn five ways to increase your informal power and not feel you just playing the game

Who Should Attend

COO’s, CFO’s VP of Human Resources, Human Resource Directors & Managers, Human Resource Professionals & Associates, Chief Learning Officer, Others who want to enhance their influencing skills

  • $149.00