Got Influence? Effective Leaders Do

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Titles often make people feel powerful. And, whenever there is formal authority linked to them, that feeling usually increases exponentially. A common challenge leaders face is assuming that titles ‘magically' inspire people to conform to expectations. But, unfortunately they don't. Real power is derived by wielding the wand of influence and leveraging credibility to drive behavioral change. This session contrasts positional authority with influence and provides key strategies for developing the latter.

A leading authority on leadership development and organizational performance management, Karima Mariama-Arthur brings more than 25 years of comprehensive, blue chip experience in law, business, and academia to every client engagement. A shrewd advisor to distinguished organizations from DC to Dubai, her expert insights help clients to successfully navigate today's ever-changing and competitive global business environment. Karima is the author of the internationally acclaimed leadership guidebook, ‘Poised For Excellence: Fundamental Principles of Effective Leadership in the Boardroom and Beyond ‘ (Palgrave Macmillan). As an extension of her work, she speaks regularly both nationally and internationally in her area of expertise, and serves in an advisory capacity on select corporate boards.

A former member of the Forbes Coaches Council, her contributions were regularly featured on the Forbes business platform. Currently, Karima serves on the Editorial Board for the Augustus F. Hawkins Foundation, and is a regular contributor to the Human Capital Institute, Entrepreneur, Success, Black Enterprise, and Speaker magazines, where she provides expert insights on professional development topics across industries.

6:00pm reception; 6:30pm lecture, gratis. Members and one guest per member are invited to dine at The Club with Ms. Mariama-Arthur following the lecture. The cost is $45 per person, inclusive of tax, service charge, and one glass of wine with dinner. Dinner reservations are required 48 hours prior to the program.


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