Influencing Skills


The ability to persuade and influence others is a key leadership skill.

Almost every day, leaders and managers have to gain buy-in from colleagues and collaboration across the organization in order to meet strategic objectives. While some people rely on the power of their position to enforce what they want, others seem to achieve their goals seemingly effortlessly, without jeopardizing their professional relationships and reputations.

Savvy leaders understand that influencing skills can be learned, and are a key part of effectively persuading others, garnering support, adopting a decision, and addressing opposition.

In our Influencing Skills workshop, your leaders learn skills for navigating their organization in a high-energy learning environment. Participants enjoy a variety of fun, interactive exercises and customized case studies that fuel their learning.

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize your influencing style
• Navigate the organization to influence the situation
• Garner support for ideas
• Generate higher levels of collaboration
• Make efficient, sound group decisions
• Handle push-back from colleagues

Learning Components:
• Identifying the parties that can impact the decision at hand
• Understanding different influencing styles and how to respond to them
• Aligning goals, strategies, and actions
• Being proactively assertive
• Actively listening
• Surfacing the different parties’ motivations and interests
• Recognizing hidden opportunities for collaboration
• Being aware of how assumptions drive behavior and affect results

Influencing Skills workshop

Why do clients prefer Consensus leadership workshops?


Customized for your audience

Integrated coaching

Diverse topics

Audience-specific case-studies

Role-play simulations

High energy & fun

Immediately actionable

Bottom-line focused

Program Lengths:
1 workshop to 8 months

Here’s how a Leadership Learning Journey works:

1. After discussing your goals for the initiative, we assess what improvement opportunities exist on the group level and on individual-participant bases. This includes structured interviews with stakeholders and participants, as well as personality and motivation testing.
2. We review our assessment results and proposed program design with you; we then integrate your feedback into a final design. Similarly, we create development plans with coachees and collectively share those plans with their managers.
3. We deliver a series of customized skill-building workshops, complemented by one-on-one coaching sessions to your participants; the number, length and duration of coaching sessions are tailored to meet individual needs.
4. Throughout, we track results against the goals and opportunities defined at the outset, and fine-tune accordingly; we conduct post-coaching assessments and jointly explore ongoing development goals with you
Contact us

Contact Consensus to discuss how our fully-customized Leadership Development solutions can help you meet your learning objectives and participant needs.
(212) 391-8100


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