Lessons in effective influence from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Using power and influence effectively is a key attribute of the wise leader. Some people avoid politics on principle, others use it to further selfish ambition; the wise influencer learns how to balance politics with integrity in order to get things done.

We examine how to build and mobilise a successful coalition, how to identify the sources of power for us and against us and how to best influence others. Participants will deepen their understanding of the elements of influence and practise these skills in relevant exercises.

Drawing lessons from four diverse leaders in Shakespeare's political masterpiece - Caesar, Brutus, Cassius and Mark Antony - we explore the nature of the politics that are a spoken or unspoken reality in all organisations, including schools. We then help participants to operate effectively and ethically within organisational power structures. - Read More