By Colin Gautrey
If you want to become more influential, I always first advise pausing to think — but not for long. Unless you act, the thinking is likely to have been a complete waste of time. So here is something to think about — and 23 actions you can take right now, to increase your influence.
The first two are mandatory, then select from the others as appropriate. They are all good ideas, presented in no particular order.
- Go and get a coffee and a notebook. Then spend 15 minutes really thinking about the ideas below and how they could apply to your situation. A little common sense will be required as you translate them into the challenges you face, but a little caffeine should help you stay alert to this.
- Make a firm commitment, to yourself, to identify three actions you can take today, inspired by this list, to become more influential — in the next 15 minutes!
So, with the first two actions already described, let’s move on to the main list. As you scan, note each one that you “could do”. Later, refine them to what you “will do”.