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Whether attempting to influence upward, downward, or across your organization, there is a chasm you’ll need to cross to get others to not only understand and agree with you, but also act. The most widely used approaches to persuasion often lead to head nods and surface-level agreement that inevitably falls apart or fails to create lasting change.
This is because most people are inclined to shy away from the very approach that will win them the support they seek. This presentation will give you the tools you need to not only create a strong case for action, but to ensure that your attempts to influence others lead to successful and sustainable outcomes. You’ll learn:
- The three most common pitfalls executives fall into when advocating for change and how to avoid them.
- A powerful approach for anticipating and minimizing resistance from others.
- Four simple shifts you can make to have greater influence with your superiors, peers, employees and other constituents.
||Diane Bolden is passionate about working with leaders to unleash human potential. An executive coach, speaker, author and organization development professional with more than 25 years of experience in leadership development, coaching and consulting, Diane has worked with managers, directors, officers and boards in Fortune 100 and 500 companies and nonprofit organizations to achieve higher levels of performance and success by helping them to bring out the best in themselves and everyone around them. Her first book, The Pinocchio Principle: Becoming a Real Leader – How to Unearth Genius in Yourself and Those You Lead, was published in 2011.
Diane has a Masters in Business Administration from Arizona State University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona. She is a Certified Corporate Coach and a graduate of Corporate Coach University.
Diane is committed to working with leaders who seek to continually improve themselves so they can make a larger impact and contribution to their organizations, their communities and everyone around them. She has helped her clients and their teams get to the heart of their challenges and tackle their most significant issues and opportunities while learning to access and utilize their own internal wisdom, intuition, and natural talent.
Diane has proven expertise in leadership development. She has taught, facilitated and designed numerous programs over the years, and worked with managers, directors and vice presidents/officers and their teams to help them learn and apply strategies for improving their effectiveness. Her experiences led her to recognize that people learn best when they are faced with challenges that require them not only to develop new skills but to effectively apply them. She complements this knowledge with the philosophy that often what is required is not only learning, but unlearning. As Diane works with her clients to align their intentions and actions with desired results, she also helps them identify and eliminate habits, patterns and assumptions that keep them from doing their best work.
Many coaches shy away from advising their clients, leaving them at a loss as to how to best approach organizational and leadership challenges. Diane draws from her experience and knowledge of organizational behavior and leadership development and blends it with a powerful coaching approach that allows people to access their own wisdom and leverage their strengths to rise up to challenges and opportunities.
Diane is a native Phoenician who is happily married and blessed with three beautiful children.
For more information, visit www.DianeBolden.com.