INFLUENTIAL LEADERSHIP

Influential leadership is learning how to leverage your sources of influence to seize opportunities and become an extraordinary leader. Research suggests when people align their strengths with their goals, they are much more likely to achieve them. And when people realize their goals, they tend to be happier and more fulfilled with the result. Do you know your leadership strengths? Do you know how to use these strengths to drive and influence your employees? Are you using them to your maximum advantage? This keynote will show you how. 

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OVERVIEW OF KEYNOTE

Influential leadership is learning how to leverage your influence to seize opportunities and become an extraordinary leader.  An influential leader is someone people believe in and trust can guide them to their desired goals. These influencers achieve incredible results through people. Therefore, influential leadership is clearly understanding and assessing your team’s abilities and leading them based on that assessment. In this keynote, you will see that a one-size-fit-all leadership approach does not work. You must adjust your leadership style to influence greatness.

Leadership is the process of influencing people; it’s all about motivating and affecting the behaviours of others. So, how do your leaders drive their entire team to move forward towards the same vision when their employees are so diverse and have a wide range of skill sets and confidence levels?

“Influence is having people follow you because of what you represent.”

Paul Larsen

The answer is – it depends; there is no one-size-fits-all leadership model.

Research shows that employees need different levels of direction and support, depending on their level of competence and commitment. The most effective leaders adapt their style to fit the situation and the performance needs of the employee they are attempting to influence. The problem is that most managers have only one leadership style that they apply to everyone in every situation.

But, strong influential leaders know how to influence each person by giving that employee precisely what they need when they need it. They offer guidance, caring, and autonomy, and provide just the right amount of direction and support to help each team member succeed. Influential leaders know to achieve great outcomes, they need to flex their leadership style, depending upon whom they are working with, and what the task is. 

In this influential leadership keynote, we will introduce the major sources of influence in the workplace and share how and when to use those sources of influence. We will explore how to align your leadership style in every situation, seizing upon opportunities, which will turn the ordinary employee into an extraordinary leader.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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DISCOVER

The major sources of influence and understand when to use them.

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LEARN

About different leadership styles and when each style is most effective.

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DETERMINE

How to diagnose your employee’s competence and motivation levels.

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GAIN

An awareness of your default leadership styles and how to adjust your style when appropriate.

WHY DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION NEED INFLUENTIAL LEADERSHIP?

Great leaders can come from anywhere and be anyone, but they all have a critical thing in common, and that is their ability to relate with other people.

Influential leaders can energize and motivate people. They can create a connection, and this is why a leader who understands the importance of emotional intelligence will often have a considerable advantage. Leaders who take the time to get to know their people will realize their abilities and motivations and lead them based on that understanding.

There is no one best leadership style, as it is dependent upon an individual’s level of ability and willingness to complete the specific task.  But many managers make the common mistake of using one style across all employees. Influential leaders need to connect with each member of their team and match their leadership behaviours with the performance needs of each employee they are attempting to influence. They need to understand their team members on a deeper level.

Managers need the skills to diagnose each situation and then the ability to adapt their style to the performance needs of others.  This diagnosis equips leaders in organizations with the tools necessary to skillfully navigate the demands of an increasingly diverse workforce and evolving global economy.