By Mike Figliuolo, Managing Director, thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Getting Ahead Through Perception, Visibility, and Influence

Language: English
All Levels

What you will learn

  • Appreciating the power of perception 
  • Learning how to change perceptions 
  • Techniques for gaining visibility 
  • Exerting influence across the organization

Course description

Getting Ahead explores the Perception-Visibility-Influence model for how to create the right image, enhance your profile in your company, and exert influence. Mike Figliuolo shares his perspectives and insights from the book in this video-based course. The value of this course to participants and the organization are: - Improved perceptions which leads to a more productive work environment - Increased ability to influence others leading to more work getting done.


  • The target audience for this course is individuals who want to improve how they're perceived and increase the influence they have in their organization.

Related Skills

Course overview - 8

  • Getting Ahead Through Perception, Visibility, and Influence

  • The Power of Perception

  • Changing Perceptions

  • Gaining Visibility

  • Promoting Your Success

  • Being Influential

  • Attributes of Influential People

  • Influence in Three Directions

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Mike Figliuolo
Mike FigliuoloManaging Director, thoughtLEADERS, LLC
Mike Figliuolo is founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm. He is an internationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (, Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (, and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved ( Mike's blog and the programs he teaches can be found at