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HBR: How to Increase Your Influence at Work

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

https://hbr.org/2018/02/how-to-increase-your-influence-at-work

  1. Build connections
  2. Listen before you try to persuade
  3. Mind your body language (and your tone)
  4. Develop expertise
  5. Map a strategy
  6. Give people what they want
  7. Principles to Remember

“Do:

  • Cultivate personal connections with colleagues so they assume positive intent when you attempt to influence them.
  • Make it clear to your colleagues that you value their opinions.
  • Take steps to develop expertise by attending conferences or taking on a leadership role in a professional organization.

Don’t:

  • Worry that your attempts to gain sway are manipulative. You’re being strategic.
  • Slouch as you talk. Standing up straight with your shoulders back helps you come across as confident and commanding.
  • Use “I” too much. In your quest for influence, talk about how your ideas will benefit the entire organization and how “we” will see value.”

 

Stephen

Posted on: March 11, 2018, 6:03 am Category: Uncategorized

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