Learn how to navigate workplace dynamics and influence for success.

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Denison is pleased to announce the first suite of innovative programs offered by the Launch Lab focused on helping students gain the skills and experiences to meet the talent needs, challenges, and opportunities of today’s business world.

Navigating the Workplace

Dates: January 12 & 14
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (both days)
Open to: Current juniors and seniors

Your career success is only partly shaped by your intelligence, hard work, and subject matter expertise. In any organization, making things happen involves dealing with people whose interests are often incompatible. To have a successful career and to achieve great things you need to be effective at influencing others. In this course you’ll learn how to navigate workplace dynamics and influence for success from international organization behavior expert and London Business School professor Richard Jolly.

After completing this program, you will become more sensitive to power dynamics, learn a conceptual framework for understanding and analyzing four key dimensions of power  in organizations, and identify sources of power and influence that will allow you to accomplish your goals. Specifically, you should be able to:

  • see power and its effects, even if well hidden
  • Improve your effectiveness at getting promoted
  • gather greater influence to achieve things you care about
  • experience the use of politics by others, and upon others
  • avoid being a victim of the power of others
  • build effective alliances and coalitions to create coordinated action

Presenter:  Richard Jolly

Jolly has been a core faculty member at the London Business School (LBS) for the past 20 years during which time he has consistently been one of its highest rated, most innovative and award-winning teachers. He has also taught at Columbia Business School for 13 years and at over 20 other business schools around the world. More recently, he joined Denison University as an Executive in Residence within the Global Commerce Department. 

He has taught organizational behavior and leadership courses, electives on organizational change, power and politics, and interpersonal dynamics  and additional offerings focused on leadership, organizational change, culture, power and politics, team dynamics and building resilience.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Richard is also a Director of the consulting firm, Stokes & Jolly Ltd, with offices in the UK and the US. Their clients (primarily professional services firms, creative industries, banks and private equity firms) are located in a broad range of geographies and industries, and he has consulted with leading companies in 41 countries.

Attendance will be limited to 50 participants but we will maintain a wait list if more than 50 students express interest. 

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