Mar 25, 2019
A very useful course, presented in a very simple and structured way, using an easy English language with a lot of subtitles.\n\nYou shall like and get a huge benefit from the materials and the course.
Jan 22, 2016
Really useful course! I learnt many new ways to influence others and protect myself from other people's influence.\n\nP.S The cover is a deal-breaker. I joined this course after watching the intro.
Dec 22, 2015
If you are a white man and want to learn how to influence other white men, this is a great course. For the rest of us, this course provides some helpful tips and techniques. Unfortunately, the course instructors ignore the all-too-common psychological biases some people have about others based upon race, gender, age, orientation, etc. And near the end of the course, we watch a white man encourage us to use more emotion -- specifically anger. That is a laughable suggestion. There are ample examples of the fact that the anger of white men can be effective when the anger of others is counterproductive. Here's one: https://asunow.asu.edu/20151027-study-shows-angry-men-gain-influence-and-angry-women-lose-influence
par Deepak S•
Feb 27, 2016
Best leadership course that I have taken. I wish this was available few years before and I would have done so many things differently to get my ideas forward and made the right impact to organization benefit. Great course, immense learning and insight...I would highly highly recommend to everyone who wants to understand the nuance of power and influence and use them to get there right ideas forward and avoid getting influenced with wrong ones. Go for it!!
par Jianwei W•
Feb 06, 2018
The course has good theory structure and real-life assignments that will provoke you to apply immediately what you have learned. I enjoyed the lecture's clear pronunciation. It is easy to follow.
Nov 29, 2018
Very useful and interesting training!
par Vibhak R•
Feb 11, 2019
Found the course to be really helpful and crisp.
par Tom K•
Apr 16, 2019
uses a dictionary and misreads a definition on the page. also presents mostly psych 101 content.
par Christopher A•
Sep 27, 2016
The course is well presented and the content is packed with information and great techniques to use in your work world and in everyday life. I really enjoyed the lectures and Scott DeRue, besides being a world leader in his field, is an engaging and personable speaker who brings the course to life.
Despite the course being very engaging and worthwhile, I am dismayed that you cannot take the tests if you do not buy the certificate of completion option. I understand purchasing the Course Certificate and understand that it costs time and resources to put this course together. However, since the tests are scored by a computer, the developers are not doing any work for free if they allow test access and scoring to those who choose not to buy the certificate option. By barring the those people from taking the tests, the MOOC suddenly becomes not so open anymore. People often wonder how a process or a product gets from A to B where it goes from open access to access for a limited few. This, the little step of denying access to test taking in courses that purport to be open, is that first step. Once this take further hold, more and more course will become less and less open and the MOOC system becomes the MOC system of just being Massive Online Courses.
Please maintain the spirit of the MOOC by allowing testing access to all learners, not just to those who pay for the certificate. Thank you.
par Jonathan R R•
Jun 21, 2019
Outstanding course, really impressed about the quality of the content and how great the teachers are. Absolutely useful, 100% recommendable. The best of all is that all advises and techniques are always backed up with scientific studies and data that supports what is taught. I believe this is the best way that the University of Michigan could do to showcase its value. I really was surprised about how well explained is the material and how valuable indeed it is. I will come back in the future to those material because I am certain about how powerfull they are for the real-world working environment.
par Christopher B•
Dec 09, 2015
As both a healthcare professional and an executive for a healthcare organization I am blown away by how good the courses within the Leading People and Teams specialization are. I found Coursera through my own search for personal professional development and every course I have done has been top notch but the courses in this specialization really raise the bar. I have encouraged my peers and subordinates to take the courses within the Leading People and Teams Specialization and we may actually do a coordinated effort to get leaders and aspiring leaders into this Coursera specialization.
par Sunanda V•
Aug 13, 2016
I loved the course. Very clearly step by step, I could review my current situation, and the tips that were given were clean, ethical ways of handling people we find difficult to deal with in life. It was more like a self empowerment course.
Both the facilitators were awesome, people I learnt to relate with within 4 weeks time. Their expertise and experience showed in each of their classes. The examples and experiments used were eye openers and very interesting. I watched and heard them more than once.
I enjoyed the course thoroughly... Thank you!
par Egil A G•
Feb 26, 2016
Extremely well articulated!
English is not my native language, and the teacher was very good at repeating important words so I was able to understand it fully.
I loved the way the teacher reached out to our mind by making us think rather than telling "predigested" material. He presented facts and suggestions that fired my interest.
This course lets you as a student form your own opinions and your own strategies based on facts and suggestions.
The community was also very good at commenting and helped me expand my own "horizon"
par Mohini D•
Feb 04, 2017
I took this course when I needed the most. I am at the first step of my career and the lessons from this course will stay with me forever. I think all great leaders know how to use power and influence both in personal and professional life. So if you want to move forward with awareness of what is happening around, you ought to take this course. It is concise yet very impactful . Also, I really appreciate the instructor.Thanks coursera!
par Beverly E•
Jan 24, 2016
A lot of material to memorize, but very good information not only on how to influence others, but on keeping others from influencing you in a negative manner and turning their tactics back on them.
This is also a great course if you are into politics and news media/advertising/marketing.
You will really learn a lot and the speakers have good voices, fast paced, good video and dialogue that will not bore you as in other lectures.
par Rohina V•
Jul 01, 2019
Enjoyed taking the online course. Its very well crafted and works better than a class room training on the subject. The trick here seems the continuous assessment and thinking through situations. Reviewing peer assessment gave an insight into other people's thought process. I particularly also enjoyed participating in the discussion forums. Hope to take and action this learning work. Thanks CRISIL for this platform.
par Dainius M•
Oct 31, 2017
Influence others is the core, the essence of leadership. Especially when the effective leader should use both, structural, legitimate and personal bases of power, it's important to learn how to use those power bases effectively, and hot to protect from unwanted, harmful influence of others. I learnt so much during this! Not only the concepts, but also how to apply the knowledge practically. Highly recommended!
par Anjali M•
Apr 04, 2018
A well designed course. The way it has been designed it maintains its Michigan charm. I am really impressed how well they have focused on the minutest details . Its such an advantage to have Michigan's content available online through coursera. Also I really liked the way Professor Ross teaches. I have learnt alot and not even for once I thought that I invested into something which is not lucrative.
par Philip B•
May 12, 2020
This was a fantastic course. The instructors taught at an appropriate pace and the material was fact/evidence-based. I enjoyed the videos and the ability to listen to and read the lesson gave me flexibility. The material was laid out well and the course allowed me to work at my own pace. I will use the concepts that were taught and will recommend to others! I will also review the contentGo Blue!
Jan 02, 2016
I really liked this course. It was concrete and well prepared and interesting, easy to archive. I had an experience in similar training classes, so I consider that is really useful to repeat or learn, if you a new in this topic. For me, is the must that the professor(s) was good in public speaking, other way I will feel boring.
I would like to suggest this course to others.
par Celine B•
Apr 27, 2018
Very interesting and vivid! Explanations are salient and quite easy understandable. You should have a good English level, it will be easier for you to follow it. You should give times to achieve, especially you will to prepare two assignments and need to work on your own to provide them. You can have help and assistance through the forums and discuss with your peers. Be patient and persiste
par FRANCISCO J Z S•
Apr 04, 2017
El tema del curso es muy interesante. Los profesores explican los temas de una forma clara, concisa y amena. Muy recomendable si quieres saber cómo ser influyente, no solo en tu trabajo, y cómo protegerte de la influencia de otras personas (no solo en tu trabajo). Quizás hecho en falta más recomendaciones sobre lecturas o vídeos sobre el tema, pero eso no afecta al curso.
par Verónica G G•
Jan 03, 2020
Conocer que tu posición en el trabajo puede ser diferente con cambios de visión como: la gente no te evalúa solo por la ejecución de tu trabajo, que aunque al trabajo no vas a buscar amigos, es importante interesarte legítimamente en tus compañeros de oficina, además de descubrir si eres manipulado para tomar decisiones; esto cambio mi visión acerca de todo esto.
par katherine a•
Jun 12, 2018
I learned so much in this class about influence and the things I can do right away to increase my ability to influence others. I also learned how some people can manipulate situations to their advantage and what actions to take to reduce the risk of unwanted influence. The instructors are GREAT and I would like to take more classes taught by them.
par Rebel B•
Jan 06, 2016
A very engaging and informative course. The content was well laid out and easy to follow. I enjoyed the assignments and would recommend the course as professional development for anyone in a leadership position in a large organisation. I have already recommended to 6 colleagues who have enrolled in the course (I must have influenced them!) :)
par Satchin D S•
Mar 29, 2020
The content that is shared in this is absolutely phenomenal. It might not convince your boss a a very valid qualification sometimes, (given the content names) but it will surely help you to become a better employee with more authority and autonomy over everything. I suggest anyone who take this course to look at this as a life supporting course.
par Lakhan P•
May 02, 2020
This was my first online course and the experience was outstanding. Learned so many new things. I would recommend it to everyone because it helped us to learn how we are getting influenced by everyone.
Thanks you University Of Michigan for creating a such an amazing course and Thank you coursera for providing me opportunity explore this course.