How To Get Enthusiastic Cooperation
Even When You Don't Have (Or Can't Use) Authority



Leadership Skills For The Energy Industry In 2019

Command and Control Management Doesn't Work Anymore

Yes, there are still times where you need to give orders and instructions, but as you know demographic and societal changes are reducing the effectiveness of traditional leadership and management methods.

Loyalty and reliability are decreasing and demands for money, flexibility, and customization are increasing.

Leading by Influence is created to solve this problem.

This live workshop is designed and taught by Paul Endress, an instructor with a decade of experience helping energy companies of all types to give leaders and managers strategies, tools, and frameworks they can immediately use to get the most from every employee, vendor, and contractor.

If you are ever called upon to lead others in either a formal or informal leadership role, this program will give you skills you can use to create immediate results.

Join Industry Leaders




Here's What You Will Learn At This Workshop

This program is an interactive workshop so you can use what you learn immediately when you return to work.

  • The changing nature of leadership in 2019

The first morning of workshop is dedicated to developing an understanding of the nature of modern leadership and what is effective in the energy industry in 2019.

More Details +
  • How leadership is different than management.
  • The key characteristics of proven leaders including the one essential characteristic that can cause success or failure by itself.
  • The key skills of successful managers including a self-analysis of your strengths and weaknesses and an action plan for improvement.
  • How to create and transmit a vision that will motivate your team.
  • How to introduce change in a way that will eliminate resistance.
  • Identifying your three constituencies and balancing their needs.
  • When it's ok and not ok to socialize with subordinates.
  • How to communicate effectively with anyone, anywhere, at anytime

Communication is the foundational skill that underlies everything else a leader does. Without effective communication you can’t transmit your vision, persuade people to adopt your ideas, resolve conflict, or understand what people really want.

More Details +
  • Why you as a leader must take responsibility for the results of every communication.
  • How to understand exactly what someone really means by what they say.
  • How to control your emotions in even the most difficult situations.
  • The thirteen empathy blockers that instantly destroy rapport and how to avoid them.
  • The importance of body language in successful communication including examples of what works and what doesn’t work.
  • What to say when you don't know what to say.
  • How to get things done even in difficult situations

The most successful leaders and managers rarely give a direct order. This portion of the workshop will teach participants how to create questions that help people solve their own problems while getting buy in and results.

More Details +
  • The two words that easily lead people to where you want them to go.
  • The one word that should never begin a sentence (and that you almost certainly use all of the time).
  • How to help people solve their own problems and take ownership of the solution.
  • A three step framework to eliminate objections and dissolve resistance to your ideas.
  • What to do when people don’t give you the answer you want.
  • How to be friendly and playful so that people enjoy your questions.
  • Motivation for superior results even when you don't have authority

Motivation is highly personal and this portion of the workshop teaches participants an easy-to-use system for uncovering exactly what motivates each member of their team and includes:

More Details +
  • The different types of motivation and when to use each.
  • How to build individual motivational sequences that bring out the best in each person.
  • Are there motivational differences between generations?
  • How to use seven words to find out exactly what will motivate anyone.
  • How to build a decision making framework that will simplify even the most difficult decisions.
  • How, as a leader, you can provide your organization with iron-clad certainty when challenges arise.
  • How to build customized motivational sequences that will drive any person or group to deliver extraordinary results.
  • How to resolve conflict

Our introduction to conflict resolution does not attempt to cover every possible cause of conflict, but focuses on the most common causes of conflict and how to resolve them.

More Details +
  • The two critical decision points in any conflict.
  • The three possible outcomes for every conflict and how do decide which one to aim for.
  • Understanding your natural behaviors during conflict and how to change them to get better results.
  • How to create true win/win outcomes and when you should expend the effort required to do it.
  • Leave with a customized action plan

At this workshop the emphasis is on taking action rather than just learning concepts. Each participant will leave workshop with a customized action plan that they can put to immediate use.

More Details +

Also inlcludes a Communication Styles 2.0™ Personal Insight report with a customized communication improvement action plan that can be implemented in less than ten minutes per week.

Your Workshop Leader

Energy Industry Leadership Thought Leader

Paul Endress

Paul has been creating and conducting leadership workshops in the energy industry for over a decade and has trained hundreds of managers from companies such as Exxon, BP, Stanton, PDC Energy, Enervest, Talisman, and dozens more.

Leading by Influence is his latest and most advanced leadership training program and is based upon everything he has learned from past events combined with thirty years of entrepeneurial experience, and almost two decades of research in the areas of practical psychology and linguistics.

Paul is a sought-after author, authority and speaker, having been quoted and published in such A-list publications as The New York Times, USA TODAY, Entrepreneur and Forbes.

His greatest satisfaction comes from helping professionals solve the challenges of leading businesses in the 21st Century.

Here's What Past Participants Are Saying

Leading by Influence is designed to help participants understand, accept, motivate, and effectively manage their direct reports, upline managers, vendors, and contractors. It is valuable for anyone currently in, or aspiring to, a management or leadership position.

  • James Discovers How To Resolve Conflict

One of the class exercises is the "ailboat Story"where participants learn how to uncover the viewpoints and motivations of others and resolve conflict. For many people, this is the big "ah ha" of the second day.

  • Amy Gets Voluntary Cooperation

Using properly structured questions is a powerful way to get others to solve problems and get buy in to the solutions even if they have been uncooperative in the past.

  • Marissa Gets A Collegue To Take Responsibility

Many times people are called upon to work together without a formal managmeent structure in place. Leading by Influence provides the tools to get voluntary cooperation without authority.

Location and Logistics



Here are some common questions and answers

What are the hours of the workshop?

We begin at 8:30AM and end at 4:30PM the first day. 8:30 – 3:30 the second day. Both days have an hour for lunch (provided) plus additional breaks in the morning and afternoon so people can still handle emergencies while at the workshop.

Is there a guarantee?

Yes, there is a full money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Simply let the instructor know at the lunch break on the second day.

Can this program be brought in-house to our company?

Yes, many companies bring the program in-house for convenience. In-house programs can also be customized to solve specific problems and meet individual needs.

Is lunch included?

Yes, lunch is catered in the room each day so you don’t have to waste time looking for something to eat.

Who is the workshop designed for?

Leading by Influence is designed for anyone who leads or aspires to lead others whether in a formal or informal role. The workshop has been attended by everyone from CEO’s to middle managers, technical experts, front line supervisors, traders, and sales people.

Many companies send team members who are being prepared for a management position before they are promoted.Team leads who have no formal management position, but have responsibility for results also attend.

One of the advantages of this diversity of participants is that different levels of management learn from each other in a safe enviornment.

What is your cancellation policy?

You can always notify us and send someone else in your place. Up to 21 days before the workshop you can cancel and receive a full refund.

What are the payment options?

All payment is in advance and you can use Visa, Master Card, or Americal express. We will also be glad to invoice you or your company so you can pay via check or EFT as long as payment is received before the event.


How To Get Enthusiastic Cooperation
Even When You Don't Have (Or Can't Use) Authority

50% Complete

Register For The Event Below Now

privacy Always 100% Safe & Secure