Influencing Skills for HR Leaders: How to Build Your Reputation, Personal Power, and Business Impact

  • 14
  • March 2023
  • 12:00 PM PST | 03:00 PM EST
Duration 60 Mins
Webinar ID IQW23C0341
Level Intermediate


This webinar is focused on building and enhancing your influence and personal power skills to be more effective Human resource leaders. The learning objectives are:

  • Identify the six sources of leadership power and their positive and negative impact
  • Learn 3 ways to increase your personal power and not feel you just playing the game
  • Review The Center for Creative Leadership’s 4 four keys to positively influence others
  • Develop your political savvy to better understand the dynamics inside your organization
  • Evaluate your internal and external networks and how to utilize them to increase your influence
  • Explore Marshall Goldsmith’s “Rules of the Road”: 5 ways to influence decision makers to say “Yes”


Overview of the webinar

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?

Many business leaders still think of Human Resource as the folks who just do the compliance and “people stuff, - shuffling contracts and recruiting new hires. But they may not understand and appreciate the potential HR offers in a business climate that is fueled with change and transformation.

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

Therefore, 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.

The focus of this webinar is to provide insights and techniques in the influence dynamics of power, politics, and persuasion so that Human Resource professionals and leaders will be trusted advertiser and strategic partners to both operations and senior management.

Who should attend?

  • CEO’s
  • COO’s
  • VP of Human Resources
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Human Resources Managers and Professionals

Why should you attend?

 When was the last time you thought about how you influence others? Do you know how to get key stakeholders to say a decisive yes to your recommendations?  Or how to promote your department, team, and self to create more visibility for the work you’re doing? Or how to develop your personal power which is key to advancing your leadership career?

 Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager said, “The key to leadership is influence, not authority." That’s why he says it’s vitally important to have influencing skills as part of your professional portfolio.

 Even with a solid foundation of competence in your role as a human resource leader, manager, or professional, you may fall short if you don’t understand the influence dynamics of power, politics, and persuasion. Whether it’s getting support for your recommendations, 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 as well as how to build your personal power and sharpen your leadership skills. This webinar will provide with the insights and best practices to better influence your staff, peers, top management, and other key stakeholders and be seen as a strategic partner working to support the organization’s strategy and key results.

Faculty - Ms.Marcia Zidle

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 results 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 nonprofits.

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

She has been selected one of LinkedIn Profinder’s top coaches for the past 5 years.


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