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The Power of Influence in the Workplace

Feb. 26, 2014
1m 23s

A shift is occurring in the way we view leadership today. If you want to get things done, you need influence, not authority. This means that IT Professionals, Project Managers, Business Analysts, business-line Managers and individual contributors must focus on demonstrating personal leadership. Getting results through others by building relationships and using influence skills rather than relying on positional power is key.

Jocelyn Bérard

Jocelyn Bérard is International Vice‐President of Leadership and Business Solutions for Global Knowledge. He has worked in the leadership and talent management field for 25 years with clients in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. His business unit at Global Knowledge focuses on research and development initiatives with organizations in leadership and talent management. A sought‐after speaker, Bérard has presented at numerous HR associations and Corporate Events in Canada, Europe, US and the Middle East among them CSTD, HRPA, CRHA, HRANS and SHRM Global Forum, and is a frequent speaker at Global Knowledge Executive Speaker Series events around the world. Jocelyn's new book, "Accelerating Leadership Development", was published by Wiley in September 2013. The Leadership Development practice lead by Jocelyn has won eight CSTD awards in the last seven years. He is an industrial psychologist with an Executive MBA.

It is essential to get things done through a greater number of people, both inside and outside the organization. Today's workplace consists of flatter management structures, matrix organizations, cross-functional project teams, outsourcing and virtual teams. Join Jocelyn Bérard as he shares a practical framework and corresponding skills developed from client experience and recent research on the most effective practices related to influence in the workplace.