Have you ever wondered how to be an effective influencer?
March 16, 2015 by
Sharyn Waterworth in
Learning & Development
Influencing is an invaluable asset, yet a complex quality to cultivate and attain. There are 3 key points to keep in mind when we talk about nurturing the quality of “influencing”.
- At the core of influencing is the art of building authentic relationships in your work environment. This involves the simple principle of being genuinely curious about people. That is, taking an interest in your colleagues and their motivations, aspirations and ambitions.
- One needs to build and nurture authentic relationships across the entire business, not just within your department or division but across all departments.
- There needs to be an element of respect for people, so that even when you may not agree on work related issues, at the core there is a genuine respect.
Be mindful of these 3 key points as you grow in your ability to successfully influence.