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May 18, 2016

The power to shape behavior through influence is a crucial ability for leaders. Although many organizations make a significant investment in leadership training, the ability to influence employee behavior may not manifest the same way across generations. How can leaders effectively use influence across constantly evolving, globalized and technology-rich work environments? This summary reviews the cumulative findings of research conducted by The Center for Leadership Studies and Training Industry, Inc. on the inclusion of influence in leadership training initiatives and their strategic benefits to organizations.

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April 18, 2016
The Center for Leadership Studies, in conjunction with Training Industry, Inc., recently collaborated on a targeted research project intended to assess the relationships between an organization’s leadership development practices and the manner in which organizational power (influence potential) is manifested across generations. This research takes a specific look at the perceptions of “others” (i.e. those being influenced by their direct supervisors as well as their peers) in an organizational context. [ Read More + ]
April 13, 2016

Leadership development is the backbone of a high performing organization. Poor leadership can result in a host of organizational problems that undermine a company’s performance. With so much at stake in today’s fast-paced global marketplace, organizations cannot afford to ignore the importance of leadership development and the impact it has on the organization as a whole. Training can help harness the full potential of leaders and maximize business impact. This article examines how companies can drive organizational performance by providing their leaders with the skills they need to succeed.

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January 20, 2016
Everyone wants to build a culture of leadership. Knowing the ins and outs of influence can make the difference between a training program’s success or failure. View this infographic by The Center for Leadership Studies demonstrating how the power to influence could be driving change for your organization. Learn how Leadership = Influence, and empower your team with the skills to seize every business opportunity. [ Read More + ]
September 25, 2015

The Center for Leadership Studies, through its leadership curriculum, posits that leadership is the cumulative impact of an individual’s attempts to influence the beliefs, attitudes, or behavior of others. Leadership in this sense encapsulates attempts to influence up, down and across the organization, ultimately impacting business results by driving behavior change. To examine this further, Training Industry, Inc. and The Center for Leadership Studies conducted a two-part research effort to assess the relationship between organizations’ leadership development effectiveness and practices when training leaders on influence.

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