HOW TO INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE AT WORK? 💊💊💊










HOW TO INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE AT WORK?
HOW TO INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE AT WORK?

DETERMINE WHAT YOU
ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS? WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE IN 5 YEARS TIME? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET THERE

Understanding where you are at present, and where you want to be in the future, will help you focus your energy in the right places.

KNOW YOUR WORTH

THERE IS AN INHERENT LEVEL OF INFLUENCE THAT COMES WITH YOUR ROLE OR JOB TITLE


But instead of seeing this as your influence boundary, see it as your influence starting point.

BE CONFIDENT IN WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER

Your knowledge, experience & passion can
(and should) be used to your advantage.

INFLUENCE AND TRUST GO HAND IN HAND

If people do not trust your word or your abilities, you’ll be hard pressed to gain any influence over them.

HOW DO YOU CULTIVATE TRUST?

By being open & honest at all times.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY

IF YOU EXECUTE TASKS ACCURATELY, ON TIME, EVERY TIME


People will see you as someone they can rely on. The same goes for how you interact with people. If you consistently display good leadership qualities, your influence will increase.

ALWAYS REMEMBER


Actions speak louder than words. So if you say you’re going to do something, be sure to deliver.

STICK TO YOUR VALUES

HAVING INTEGRITY AND STICKING TO YOUR MORAL VALUES WILL SPEAK TO YOUR STRENGTH OF CHARACTER. INFLUENCERS DON’T BUCKLE UNDER PRESSURE.

They do the right thing – always.

LEARN FROM
THE BEST

IDENTIFY & OBSERVE

the top influencers in your organisation

EVEN BETTER

Build relationships with these influencers & use them as your mentors.

SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION


Nobody ever got to the top without a little help along the way.

SHOW GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION.

Especially to those who have supported you, because being a credit “hog” is the quickest way to lose that support again.

GET PERSONAL

IT’S SIMPLE - INFLUENCERS NEED PEOPLE.

Relationship building is crucial.

REACH OUT CONNECT LISTEN HAVE EMPATHY OFFER YOUR SUPPORT


DON’T JUST STAND THERE.

YOU CAN’T JUST
WAIT AROUND,
expecting your influence to be acknowledged
through some form of cosmic or karmic power.
You have to be proactive about it.
MEET NEW PEOPLE TRY NEW THINGS
NEVER STOP LEARNING

FOCUS ON SOLUTION

IF THERE’S A PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED, DON’T WASTE ANY ENERGY TRYING TO PLACE BLAME…

Your focus should be on one thing, and one thing only: A SOLUTIO

OWN YOUR ACTIONS

ONE OF THE GREATEST TRAITS OF ANY INFLUENCER IS THE ABILITY TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS.

INFLUENCERS ARE ABLE TO LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES

They don’t wallow in self-pity, they come back fighting. Being able to motivate yourself in this way, also motivates those around you.

CONSIDER THE DIFFERENT
INFLUENCING STYLES

DO YOU RATIONALISE, ASSERT, NEGOTIATE, INSPIRE OR BRIDGE?

Research has shown that there are 5 major
influencing styles:
RATIONALISING: Using logic, facts & reasoning.
ASSERTING: Relying on laws, rules & authority.
NEGOTIATING: Looking for compromise.
INSPIRING: Providing encouragement.
BRIDGING: Attempting to unite people.
Understanding your own style, as well as that of those around
you, will help you identify which actions will be most effective.

AS A FINAL
THOUGHT…


Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire teammates and customers. – Robin S. Sharma writer, speaker and leadership expert.

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