Getting Ahead

Building Your Influence Skills

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Getting Ahead explores the Perception-Visibility-Influence model for how to create the right image, enhance your profile in your company, and exert influence. Mike Figliuolo shares his perspectives and insights from the book in this video-based course.

Duration: 23 minutes of video lessons

The course covers:

  • Appreciating the power of perception
  • Learning how to change perceptions
  • Techniques for gaining visibility
  • Exerting influence across the organization

The target audience for this course is individuals who want to improve how they’re perceived and increase the influence they have in their organization. The value of this course to participants and the organization are:

  • Improved perceptions which leads to a more productive work environment
  • Increased ability to influence others leading to more work getting done

Mike Figliuolo is the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS. He is an internationally recognized author, trainer, speaker, and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, strategy, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding thoughtLEADERS, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of three books: One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership, Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results, and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved. Mike is also one of the most popular authors on LinkedIn Learning where he has published 30 courses that have been viewed millions of times by learners from around the world.