Lead by Influence Rather Than Positional Power

August 21, 2017 Monday Morning Wake Up Tips

Regardless of title or the specific role each employee plays in your organization – everyone has the ability to lead others and impact business outcomes. How? Influence.

Are you interested in learning how to “up” your influence game? Here are two resources from communications coach and theorist Nick Morgan to get you started.

First, here’s a quick, 5-minute read? Morgan’s Understand the 4 Components of Influence provides a high-level intro to the topic of leading by influence by exploring four aspects which are, more or less, the essential elements of influence.

And, then, if you are ready to really dive into the subject of influence pick up Morgan’s book Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact which goes much deeper. In his book he explores the neuroscience and psychological underpinnings of our behaviors and offers pathways to incorporating this understanding into more effective daily communications with colleagues, customers, the board, and even your kids. According to Inc. magazine it was, “One of the Best Leadership Books of the Year.”

Of course, we are all familiar with the saying, “Seeing is believing.” Improving communication skills and building trust takes intention, authenticity, commitment and lots of practice. Are you ready to take your performance the next level? We specialize in coaching leaders and their teams to the next level! Send us an email and we’ll be in touch.