Learn how to leverage your power to influence and improve situations, regardless of your position or level of authority.
An organization’s true leaders are the individuals who leverage their influence to make things happen and cultivate change. To be the most successful, you must learn how to manage through influence — not power, authority or title. To give yourself a head start, become a master reader. Check out the many articles on leadership skills offered on this site and learn to cultivate and use your influence for positive results.
Leadership coaches will tell you that you do not need authority or power to have influence. And that’s true. But executive coach Joel Garfinkle takes this one step further by sharing 10 actions that can help you develop influence so that the authority and power follow:
- Get things done
- Become a go-to person
- Build strong alliances
- Gain buy-in for your ideas
- Leverage your allies
- Sway decisions
- Cause others to rely on uou
- Lead up
- Gain results from others
- Attract the star employees
This assessment, designed by executive coach Joel Garfinkel, provides you with the top ten areas you must emphasize (or focus on) to be influential. As you go through each, notice which ones you are strong at and which ones you need to improve upon.
After submitting your responses, executive coach Joel Garfinkle will promptly review your level of influence readiness and respond with suggestions to help you exert your influence right now.