Influencing from the MiddleA virtual course with best-selling author and facilitator John Baldoni

Who It’s For

Managers who need to effectively lead and influence up, down, and across in order to achieve sustainable results and make the next leap in their leadership journey.

Why this Course

“Leading up” is the process of leading your organization from the middle. It requires the mindset of a CEO with the authority of a middle manager. Leading up and from the middle requires two things: influence and action. Influence is necessary to open doors so you can be heard. Action is necessary to implement your plan. Those who succeed at leading from the middle are artful and adept managers. They can establish goals, plan projects, organize people and execute projects on time and on budget.

This course will help managers create and leverage their influence to achieve organizational goals. Managers who lead up and across can influence across boundaries because they have the trust and respect of senior leaders and peers.

“Influencing from the Middle” is essential to managers who want to achieve sustainable results that complement the mission of their organization.

Learning Outcomes

John Baldoni will teach how to:

  • Influence up, down, and across the organization
  • Lead bosses and peers to achieve greater results
  • Build a coalition of peers
  • Create the impetus for organizational effectiveness, e.g. making good things happen
  • Become an agent of positive change
  • Ask the right questions at the right time
  • Demonstrate authority, conviction, and compassion
  • Deliver practical tips for leaders who must communicate, delegate, manage, and inspire


April 14, 2021 | 1 Day ($900)

The course will be taught in two virtual sessions, 9-11:30 am | 2-4 pm.
Leadership Louisville Center members receive $100 off – contact us for discount code.
Become a Green Room package holder and receive discounts of up to 20%.

About the facilitator

John BaldoniJohn Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, and author of 14 books that have been translated into 10 languages, including “Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up.” As a highly sought after executive coach and leadership educator, John has had the privilege of working with senior leaders in virtually every industry from pharmaceutical to real estate, packaged goods to automobiles, and finance to health care.

John speaks widely to corporate, professional, military, and university audiences. Those who attend John’s keynotes and workshops find his advice to be practical and inspirational. Mixed with stories of great men and women, and leavened with light-hearted humor, John seeks down-to-earth practical advice that individuals can apply immediately. John’s presentations blend his passion for leadership with a genuine enthusiasm for helping people achieve their leadership ambitions.

Contact Us

Need more information? Contact Paul Bolton, Director of Business Development, or call (502) 561-0458.