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Influence Without Authority

9.7

(15 ratings)

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2 Days

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Cohort-based Course

Principles, processes, skills and frameworks to influence people, have more impact and grow in your career.

Hosted by

Satish Mummareddy

PM leader at Meta, Yelp, Yahoo. Led consumer, biz, ads and integrity products.

Course overview

Develop an actionable strategy to become an influential leader.

Create an influence plan by understanding human psychology, organizational dynamics and political styles.


Improve core interpersonal skills to amplify your influence.


Develop Emotional Intelligence and Positive Intelligence to ensure great outcomes in high stakes situations.

Who is this course for:

01

Strong Product thinkers Product Manager - Designer - Engineer - User Researcher - Data Scientist who want to increase their influence.

02

People who encountered career obstacles as a result of not having an extensive influence skills toolkit.

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People who feel others with similar hard skills are rising faster and want a roadmap to improving their influence / soft skills.

What you will get out of this course

How to embrace a high integrity savvy influence model

Understand the differences between political styles ranging from cynic to machiavellian to leader. Embrace the mindset for Influence Without Authority to operate in a high integrity savvy manner.

How to account for organizational dynamics and power structures

Learn to build an influence map of your organization, identify incentive structures for individual people & teams, and develop a plan that accounts for these diverse needs.

How to leverage human psychology to change minds

Understand how people form opinions, the shortcuts the human mind takes in decision making, the need for humans to be right and proven processes for changing minds.

How to use processes to build alignment and deep commitment

Learn to develop a plan that includes the right mix of 1:1s, small & large group meetings, async feedback on documents, and review prep check-ins with leads to drive strong outcomes.

How to use principled decision frameworks to drive complex tradeoffs

Develop the right mindset, leverage key decision frameworks and include balanced advocacy to influence individuals, small groups and large organizations.

How to improve core interpersonal skills

Practical exercises to build trustful relationships, listen deeply, speak precisely, write collaboratively and negotiate effectively.

How to strengthen Emotional Intelligence and Positive Intelligence

Toolkit to manage your emotions and navigate other people's negative emotions to produce positive outcomes. Toolkit to manage your psychology, stay in the game and produce outstanding results.

Build a custom plan to achieve your influence outcomes and grow your skills

Leave the course with an operational plan to achieve your influence outcomes (big rocks, small pebbles and daily sand) and a growth plan for your influence skills.

9.7

(15 ratings)

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        This course should be mandatory tech onboarding for everyone especially Product People (PMs, TL, UX, DS) at FAANG. Satish breaks down complex topics and makes them approachable and even attractive. He does not talk about fancy new techniques but practical things you can do everyday to turbocharge your PM and tech career.
Product Manager, Meta

Product Manager, Meta

        Satish brings a tons of clarity on the topic of "Influence at work" by sharing the effective frameworks, knowledge and real examples. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who are interested in advancing their careers and navigating organizational dynamics.
Sr. Prouduct Manager, Amazon

Sr. Prouduct Manager, Amazon

        Satish did a great job preparing and delivering this course and the content in it. All categories contribute to techniques and toolkits that allow us to build the competency to influence without being in the position of authority was very carefully selected and extensively discussed during the course. I am glad I signed up for this.
Sr. Technical Program Manager, T-Mobile

Sr. Technical Program Manager, T-Mobile

        This course goes deep into soft skill areas that most professionals seek or need help on but find very hard and time-consuming to get clear insights, methods and frameworks. Satish has thoughtfully put together content and narrative that elegantly deconstructs a given aspect and provides practical guidance. I highly recommend this course!
Senior Manager, Product Analytics & Data Science, PayPal

Senior Manager, Product Analytics & Data Science, PayPal

        One of the best investments of time and money. Satish's course has opened my eyes to how much agency I have in my control. His teachings are sure to help you all the way from the next Monday to the next decade!
Sr. Product Manager, Dell Technologies

Sr. Product Manager, Dell Technologies

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Meet your instructor

Satish Mummareddy

Satish Mummareddy

Over his 20 year career as a product & engineering leader, Satish had led & scaled products at Meta, Yelp, Yahoo and VideoMining. At Meta, Satish led teams building content & product recommendations, teen safety & well-being, civic engagement and advertising products. Previously, he led the services verticals and self-serve ads businesses at Yelp, and supported video platforms & personalization at Yahoo. Satish started his career as a computer vision researcher at a start up building AI driven products after graduating from Penn State University. 


After switching from an engineering leadership role to an IC PM role 11 years ago Satish realized that he needed to develop skills to Influence Without Authority. He is sharing the playbook of principles, processes, skills and frameworks developed over the last decade so that you can improve your influence skills at a 10x faster rate with 10% of the effort.



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Course schedule

10 - 12 hours total
  • Saturday, October 22

    8:00am - 2:00pm Pacific Time

    11:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time

    3:00pm - 9:00pm GMT

    8:30pm - 2:30am India Time

  • Sunday, October 23

    8:00am - 2:00pm Pacific Time

    This slot will be followed by an optional Q&A with Satish, recording will be available.

  • Optimized for busy schedules. Recorded videos & templates to use now or future.

    This is an intensive weekend-only seminar for folks with busy calendars during the weekdays. The sessions will be recorded if you want to re-watch them.

Course syllabus

01

Understanding Political Styles


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Embracing Influence Without Authority Mindset


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Understanding Organizational Dynamics and Incentives


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Building Relationships and Reputation

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Understanding Decision Complexity

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Choose the Right Influence Models and Processes


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Understand the Human Communication Model

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Improve Interpersonal Communication Skills

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Strengthen Emotional Intelligence

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Cultivate Positive Intelligence

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Integrate into an influence strategy and skills growth plan

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Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active learning, not passive watching

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

Frequently Asked Questions

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