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Influence Without Authority: How to Lead People Who Don't Report to You - How to Build Effective Relationships and Create Allies - How to Influence Your Boss, Peers, Clients, and Other Partners

Influence Without Authority:How to Lead People Who Don't Report to You - How to Build Effective Relationships and Create Allies - How to Influence Your Boss, Peers, Clients, and Other Partners

Allan R. Cohen and David L. Bradford

Summarized May 2005

Type: [SUMMARY]

SKU: 5051

ISBN: 0471463302

Price: $12.50

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Whether someone is above you or below you in the corporate hierarchy, you often need to motivate them to get work done. Even if you're the top person, just ordering someone to do something won't necessarily work, as any CEO with a vision for major change can attest.

Whatever your job, you are expected to join your colleagues in doing important work, which will lead you to influence and be influenced. You will need to know how to sell important projects, persuade colleagues to provide the resources you need, create satisfactory working relationships with them and their managers, insist that your boss respond to issues that may not seem important to him or her, and in turn, respond to requests that associates make of you.

You can learn how to be more effective by developing true influence over the people with whom you work. In this summary, we will explore the following topics:

  • First, we will outline the core influence model, including identifying your allies, clarifying your goals, and finding the trade-offs that can help you reach those goals.
  • Second, we will take you through each of the stages of the influence model, from learning what you have that's worth trading, to what potential allies value for trading purposes, to building effective relationships, and making mutually profitable trades. And
  • Third, we’ll examine how you can apply the influence model to familiar situations. We’ll discuss how you can influence your boss, difficult subordinates, and groups.
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