The topic of influence often comes up in leadership programs and coaching. Although leaders may be strong technicians and extremely capable of carrying out their job responsibilities, they can also feel that they are not as influential as they would like. The inability to persuade others to support their ideas and suggestions can be frustrating and can throw off any leader’s confidence level. By keeping six key strategies in mind, however, leaders can increase their influence.
Efforts to change and improve business operations do not, however, always achieve the intended results. Such shortcomings typically result when leaders fail in one or more of the following five ways.