Gone are the days when clocking in and out or “just” doing our work is enough to be successful. Now, we also need to be mindful of how we are building and exerting our influence to facilitate the collaboration and innovation that we need.
This is particularly important for those of us who must work on projects with people we might not necessarily be directly managing or responsible for. How can we steer work and create the best outcomes without formal power or incentives? The answer is influence, and there are proven ways to become more effective at cultivating and wielding it to become more impactful in our work.