One of the most common questions we get asked is “how do I influence without formal authority?”. In answering this question we are delighted to offer up a new white paper – the download is below.
Traditional, hierarchical models of power and influence, based on ‘command and control’ leadership styles, are no longer hitting the mark in inspiring people to change. Outside the formal organisational structure, there are influencers with informal power. These less obvious influencers who build their relationships through trust, peer rapport and social capital are critical to supporting change initiatives. Along with techniques to apply subtle, personal influence, we can see that a great deal of influence can occur outside the formal construct of positional power.
Let us know in the comments – what’s your preferred model of influencing without authority?