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Influencing People, University of Michigan

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About this Course

This course will improve your ability to influence people in situations where you cannot use formal authority. You will learn about effective ways to build, develop, and sustain a power base in your organization. You will also learn influence tactics that enable you to be more persuasive and influential in working with your superiors, peers, and even subordinates. In addition, you will learn how to build and maintain high-quality relationships to further maximize your informal power and ability to influence others. Importantly, you will distinguish between influence and manipulation and learn how to protect yourself from the unwanted influence of others. The influence strategies you learn in this course will make you a more confident and influential leader, presenter, and decision-maker. You will more effective in pitching business ideas to your superiors, influencing customers, and building coalitions across stakeholders. This course will not only give you strategic guidance on how to develop and maintain your network for influence and power, but we will also equip you with specific tactics and strategies that are proven to work for gaining power and influencing people....

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Jan 22, 2016

Really useful course! I learnt many new ways to influence others and protect myself from other people's influence.\n\nP.S The cover is a deal-breaker. I joined this course after watching the intro.


Sep 11, 2017

It was an interesting course, learned a lot of concepts which I haven't heard of earlier with regards to Influencing People in the corporate world. Overall it has been a great learning experience.

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395 Reviews

By Tarek Amin

Mar 25, 2019

A very useful course, presented in a very simple and structured way, using an easy English language with a lot of subtitles.

You shall like and get a huge benefit from the materials and the course.

By Rushad Shah

Mar 23, 2019

Excellent program

By Jeffrey Allan Brown

Mar 13, 2019

This was the best course so far in this specialization. I have already used some of the tactics I have learned to increase my pay and find a better position.

By Amjad Shahrooj

Mar 12, 2019

Amazing course, it was ready very useful

By Cherif NOSHY

Mar 05, 2019

Excellent course by excellent instructors.

By Vibhak Ruwali

Feb 11, 2019

Found the course to be really helpful and crisp.

By Navaneetha Suresh

Jan 28, 2019

I loved the course, its depth research and the way it was explained . Thank you

By Ramachandran Seetharaman

Jan 28, 2019

Lot of insights provided with enough clarity on the different methods on exhibiting the influence on others. Also avoiding unwanted influence on ourselves. Course is neither heavy nor light. It was built to proper size and very explanatory. Even assignments were made at the right proposition. Perfect online course

By Lidia Sanchez-Brunete Guillermo

Jan 03, 2019

Very interesting and useful in my daily work

By tijanbaba

Dec 24, 2018

One of tutorial that I really like, the explanation video is very detailed. And I think this course recommended for those of you who have just entered the world of entrepreneur or employers.