Influencing Skills for HR Managers & Leaders: Build Your Power Base, Enhance Your Reputation and Boost Your Business Impact
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 health care, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing,
insurance, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, government, and non-profits.
She brings expertise in social and emotional intelligence; executive and team leadership; employee engagement and innovation; personal and organizational change management. She has been selected as one of LinkedIn
Profinder’s Top Coaches for 2017, 2018, and 2019.
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 a trusted advisor and strategic partner to both operations and senior management? Some people still think of Human Resources as those guys that just do the “people stuff,” shuffling contracts and recruiting new hires. In fact, there is 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 fueled with change and transformation.
Simply put, most business
leaders understand the basic function of HR, but they don't see the
bigger opportunity of utilizing Human Resources expertise to impact
their company’s productivity and profitability. The focus of this
webinar is to provide insights and techniques into the dynamics of
power, politics, and persuasion so that HR professionals and leaders can
get their voices heard and their recommendations acted upon as well as
play a greater role in contributing to the company’s business goals- not
from a compliance position– but from a strategic position.
These 7 points will be covered so that HR professionals and leaders will be trusted advisors and strategic partners to both operations and senior management.
- 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 nine tactics to influence others
- Become familiar with Marshall Goldsmith’s “Rules of the Road"
- Review three influence styles and decide which would work best in specific situations
- Learn three ways to increase your personal power and not feel you just playing the game
Course Level - Intermediate
Who Should Attend
CEO, COO’s, VP of Human Resources, Chief Learning Officer, Directors, Project Managers, Operation Managers, and Supervisors, Team Leaders, Human Resources Professionals.
Why Should You Attend
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 you’re advising staff or
operations, or 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 business mainstream
- Build partnerships with all levels of management to support the organization’s corporate strategy