Brookings Institution

Influence and Informal Leadership

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About the course

Informal leadership — defined as influence without the use of formal power — drives success in organizations. More specifically, it enables you to effect positive change, secure the cooperation of other individuals and advance your career. Explore the frameworks of informal leadership and the behaviors required to exercise it ethically and effectively.

“Class information flowed well. The combination of instruction, group exercises and class discussions was perfect. It reinforced concepts and provided practical, real-world examples.”

– Class participant

OPM Competency: Influencing

Program Benefits:

  • Examine your influencing strengths and weaknesses
  • Evaluate and strengthen your approach to influencing other people
  • Enhance your ability to navigate the informal side of an organization to make change happen

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