Power and Influence: Take Your Leadership to the Next Level

  • Leadership


This 2-day program, Power and Influence: Take Your Leadership to the Next Level, focuses on the ways in which power and influence dynamics can both serve and hinder leaders. The course goes beyond merely discussing theories and is designed to be intellectually stimulating as well as experientially engaging. You will gain new insights, skills, and capacities, enabling you to navigate power and influence dynamics more effectively while building up the skills and abilities of those around you. You will be provided with an overview of well-established research along with cutting edge findings from the fields of management and organizational behavior in order to help you maximize personal effectiveness and take your leadership to the next level.

    • Date
    • Time
    • Cost
    • Location
    • Date
      May 15, 2019 - May 16, 2019
    • Time
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Cost
    • Location
      Los Angeles, CA
    • + details/register
Outcome and Objectives
  • Recognize power dynamics in everyday life and unpack how they influence leadership abilities, including communication, conflict management, and decision making
  • Review current research on the various determinants of power, including traits, habits, interpersonal styles, nonverbal behaviors, and strategic actions
  • Understand the psychological consequences of having or lacking power and influence
  • Master the mindsets that effective leaders employ to grow more powerful and resilient.
  • Identify practical ways to strengthen and expand your professional network
  • Understand (and avoid) the costs and pitfalls associated with power and influence
- Hide
Topics and Sessions
  • Power Frameworks
  • Power on Decision Making
  • Alignment of Mission and Strategy
  • Managing the Self
  • Mindsets of a Leader
  • Professional Network Building
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Avoiding Pitfalls and Managing Setbacks
- Hide
Who Should Attend

This program is for managers, directors and executives with at least five years of experience interested in improving their leadership skills as well as playing a more significant and impactful role in their organizations.

- Hide
Teaching Method

Using case studies, current business articles, in-class exercises, interaction and small group projects, our faculty will lead you to focus on the key knowledge and skills you need to understand and apply concepts to your organization's activities.

- Hide

Nathanael Fast, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management and Organization studies the determinants and consequences of power and status in groups and organizations. He also examines the psychological processes that influence the spread of culture. His findings have been published in top-tier academic journals including Psychological Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Academy of Management Journal. Popular accounts of his work have appeared in media outlets such as The Economist, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and New York Times. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and research and was recently selected by Poets & Quants as one of “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40".

For more information on Professor Nathanael Fast, see his official bio here.

- Hide
Course Disclaimer

Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course also requires a minimum number of registrants in order to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

- Hide