Best Business MOOCs For November by: Jeff Schmitt on October 28, 2015 | 10,807 Views October 28, 2015 Copy Link Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Share on Reddit Leadership Through Social Influence School: Northwestern University Platform: Coursera Registration Link: Leadership Through Social Influence Start Date: November 2015 Workload: Not Specified Instructor: Daniel J. O’Keefe Credentials: O’Keefe teaches courses in persuasion at Northwestern University’s Department of Communication Studies. A highly decorated researcher and teacher, he received the school’s Galbut Outstanding Faculty Award in 2010, along with several awards for his scholarship from the National Communication Association, the International Communication Association, the American Forensic Association, and the International Society for the Student of Argumentation. Holding Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, O’Keefe is the author of Persuasion: Theory and Research (3rd edition) from Sage Publications. Description: Is leadership innate or learned? Perhaps it is a bit of both. In this course, students will learn tools for influencing, persuading and inspiring their peers. In particular, “the course will address four broad topics: strategies for influencing people’s personal attitudes; strategies for affecting social factors influencing behavior; strategies for affecting people’s perceived ability to undertake the desired behavior; and strategies for inducing people to act on their existing intentions.” Even more, it will focus on how leaders can customize their communication style in various contexts. Review: No reviews. Additional Note: Students can choose to explore course videos, discussions, and ungraded assignments for free, but they won’t be able to submit graded assignments, earn a certificate, or complete a specialization without paying a $79 fee. Previous Page Continue ReadingPage 4 of 25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Comments or questions about this article? Email us.