Leading Yourself and Others in Finance & Technology, Part 2: How to Influence Others

Learn how to harness presentation skills, including virtual ones, and ways to prioritise as a leader.

About the course

This is a second course in a series of two. After applying the strategies to develop yourself as a leader, this course will look at your audience and stakeholders, and emphasize how you can effectively influence them through your communication, your presentational skills and the key leadership traits you can develop. This course should ideally be embarked upon after Part 1.
Difficulty: Foundation
Duration: 150mins

Top companies offer CFTE courses to their employees

This course was selected for our collection of top-rated courses trusted by businesses worldwide. Learn more.

With this online course, you will:




Soft skills



The expert you’ll be learning from

Caroline Stockmann

CEO, Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)
Caroline Stockmann has been Chief Executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers since February 2017. Prior to that, Caroline held the position of Chief Financial Officer at The British Council (the UK’s largest charity) and before that at Save the Children International. She has 25 years’ experience in senior finance, commercial and strategic posts at a number of international commercial organisations including Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Switzerland), Cadbury Schweppes, Granada plc and Unilever/ Bestfoods (Thailand, Netherlands and UK). Caroline trained with KPMG and is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). She has an ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting and has filled numerous roles on boards over the years, with her current roles including being a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Deputy Chair of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers and the International Group of Treasury Associations, as well as President of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers (US). Caroline is a linguist, musician, trained coach and passionate bell ringer, and is married with two children.

Course Content

In this chapter, you will learn how to effectively communicate in order to get your message across and successfully influence others. We will talk about applications of project management to enhance these skills and look at a one very useful tool that will help you achieve your goals.
In this chapter you will get some of the best tips on presentation in both physical and virtual environments and learn how to harness them to influence others. We also discuss the difference between successful influencing and pushing one’s agenda inappropriately.
“In this chapter we will reflect on some learnings from the pandemic including crisis coping strategies to allow you to be at your best. We will investigate some of the qualities that are needed to cope in a crisis and how to develop them. We will then explore some coping strategies which are effective in a crisis, and how to apply them.”
In this chapter, we will look into the importance of leadership to us all, and how to demonstrate it. You will get insight on some key principles of prioritisation, tips and tricks to make it happen and how you can apply some key principles to your own style of leadership in order to maximise your potential.
In this final chapter you will consolidate all your learnings on how to maximise your potential, the principles of leadership and more!

Earn a badge of completion

Share your course badge in the Certifications section on LinkedIn and show your achievements to your network. Build a strong profile for the future of finance!

Start your learning with THINK

Buy the individual course, or start your membership on THINK to access +200 courses on-demand.

Individual Course

Leading Yourself and Others in Finance & Technology, Part 2: How to Influence Others

Access the course individually.
£ 29

per course
  • Access to individual course
  • Digital badge of completion

+200 Courses

Monthly Membership
£ 49

/ month
  • Access to 200+ THINK courses
  • Continuously updated catalogue
  • Digital badges of completion
  • Access to CFTE's alumni communities
  • Cancel any time
  • Access to all THINK short courses
  • Digital badges of completion
  • Continuously updated catalogue
  • Cancel any time

Why learn with THINK?

Fintech Speciality

There is no better place to learn all-thing Fintech.

Global View

Our courses offers a 360 view on the topic, focused on what matters.


Our courses are curated by 300+ finance experts who know what skills you must learn.

Latest THINK Courses


CFTE’s brand new online learning platform! THINK produces and delivers dozens of bite-sized courses which will allow you to get a good understanding and be constantly updated about everything concerning Fintech!

Disruptive technologies and innovations don’t come on their own. They bring significant transformations and challenges both in terms of culture, people, jobs, environment and governance. Therefore we believe these topics can’t be separated from one another. 

The courses offered on THINK have slightly different approaches to the topics. You’ll find evergreen foundational-level courses which will help you get a good understanding without any prior knowledge, but you’ll also find courses that explore the players in the respective ecosystems, courses that explore the regulations of a certain field and even courses that dive deep into specific companies’ way of operating!

THINK is meant for all those professionals who want to be kept up to date with the latest developments in these fields, but don’t necessarily have the time to go through countless articles or newspapers.

Technology is deeply transforming the way financial institutions do business and manage operations. Understanding these shifts will allow you to benefit from them, and not miss out on any potential opportunities for you and your organisation.

Users and customers nowadays are more aware than ever about the environmental and social impact of their choices, as a consequence companies are putting more attention on these topics even at the cost of reduced financial performances.

Digital Assets, Blockchain, Decentralisation and Web3 are still in a very early stage. They may reshape and revolutionise our current business models, therefore we believe it’s worth  paying special attention to the innovations they bring to the table.

Understanding how technology works, its potential and its limitations is essential to properly embrace it and leverage it. Even non-technical professionals need to get a comprehensive understanding of these tools, as they will have an increasingly important role in our lives.

Verified by MonsterInsights