Oct 16th 2021
The word “influence” has both positive and negative connotations. In reality, everyone is influenced by others whether we like it or not. Influence can be of two types: transactional or transformational. In a corporate environment, an influential leader needs to get people to follow a particular direction and produce a specific outcome willingly. We aspire our influence to be transformational. Such influence is the product of trust and relationships one builds by demonstrating core values. A Heartful leader demonstrates transformational core values in their everyday interactions that have long-lasting influence and outcomes. We will explore examples of transformational leadership and how to emulate them in our lives.
- Learn why influence is vital at the workplace to produce results.
- What are the concrete steps that we can take to build influence among peers?
- How do we sustain such influence over long periods?
Balaji Iyer is a technology executive with 25+ years of experience. He is currently at Amazon, playing an engineering leadership role. He has held several leadership positions in engineering and product management at Harman, Comverse, and Polycom. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Kellogg School of Management and an M.S in computer science from Louisiana State University. He started practicing Heartfulness meditation in 1994 while studying at LSU. He has regularly conducted several corporate wellness and coaching programs at many multinational corporations.
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in being effective among peers.