Influence without the Skeeze

Managers, technical leads, coaches, and Scrum Masters need to get things done by relying on people over whom they have no authority.  Faced with this situation, people often try to convince others using logic and arguments. That doesn’t always work, and when it doesn’t it can damage relationships.

In organizations – of any size – it is not always possible to act directly on an issue. You may have to work with or though others to accomplish organizational goals. That requires influence—the ability to affect matters in an indirect or intangible way.

Fortunately, there are many other ways to influence people–without being skeezy. These can start with inserting new ideas by modeling behavior or sharing articles, posts, or videos. Sometimes, though, you need someone else to take action to further your organizational goals. However, that person may have different priorities, interests, or different goals. 

In that case, you need to find mutual purpose. And to do that you need to know something about the people you want to influence. In this session we’ll explore what influence is, and how to use it to further organizational goals, without being skeezy.

In this workshop we’ll explore what influence is, and isn’t.  We’ll share four practical tools to understand and expand the scope of your influence. After participating in this workshop, you’ll be prepared to further your organizational goals,  without being skeezy.


This workshop is for those who need to work with and through others to accomplish their organizational goals. This includes managers at any level, leads, coaches, Scrum Masters and others.

Everyone can benefit from expanding their influence!


Practical tools that enable you to:

    • discover who you may need to influence
    • understand how roles impact organizational goals
    • find where your goals may overlap
    • influence when you don’t have overlapping goals


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This live virtual course occurs over three consecutive days in two hour sessions per day. Each day includes reviewing previous activities and homework, presentation of new material, individual and group interactions/activities, and homework assignment for the next session.

To ensure maximum learning, this workshop is limited to 16 people.

Our next workshop will occur Fall, 2023.

The fee for this workshop and associated materials is $ 600.

For more information contact us.