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Power, Influence and Ethics

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Ethics
Diane D. White
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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At the beginning of this century, notorious corporate scandals led to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and increased federal regulations. Today, we know significantly more about how these companies’ leaders behaved at the height of their fraudulent actions, creating a climate of fear and intimidation where other senior executives felt compelled to do whatever was necessary to “meet the numbers.”

Most people operate ethically most of the time. How is it that someone can coerce otherwise good people into taking unethical and even fraudulent actions? The answer lies in basic human nature and our need for security, achievement, significance and the many ways unethical or 'toxic' leaders can play on our anxieties and fears.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Learn how to use the rules of influence to ethically influence others and learn how to defend ourselves when the rules of influence are applied against us in an unethical manner.

Major Subjects
  • The two sides of leadership
  • Practices that build and destroy an organization’s value and spirit
  • Toxic leader characteristics
  • Four sources of leadership power
  • Push vs. pull leadership styles
  • Six 'Rules of Influence' that cause one person to say 'yes' to another person
  • Ways to defend ourselves against toxic leaders
  • How to use corporate politics to our advantage and still do the right thing

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Diane D. WhiteMBA, CPA, CMA, is a finance and accounting executive with 39 years of control and business leadership expertise in both large and small for-profit and non-profit corporations.  She served several Fortune 50 corporations as Division Controller for 25 years before becoming a CFO for nonprofits and small businesses.  Diane recently retired as CFO of Workforce Resource, a nationwide mortgage finance service provider.  She and her husband Jim reside in Beaufort, SC where she enjoys volunteer work, teaching, consulting, writing, and a wide array of Lowcountry outdoor pleasures.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Prerequisites Some management experience helpful
Course Developer Executive Education, Inc.
Designed For Corporate financial professionals
Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 04/25/2018
Date Added to Catalog 02/07/2018

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Total Reviews: 115


Amber G

"Very interesting topic and the time passed quickly. Thank you!"

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"I liked how ethics concepts were translated into leadership and business situations."

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