The Influence Blog: Video and Podcast HighlightsInfluence is important in life, as well as in large organisations. Influence Blog is a way of stimulating your thinking about simple ideas that can help you to become more influential, improve your results and be happier at work. It is a series of short videos and podcasts that address common concerns, explore causes and suggest practical steps to improve the situation. Here are the latest releases, along with relevant links for further information. To keep fully up-to-date, make sure to subscribe on your favourite medium.
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Welcome to my Research ProjectWithout boring with you the details, I'm on the path towards my sixth book on influence. With nearly 15 years specialising in the practical use of power and influence in large organisations, my fascination for the subject just keeps rising. Every day, I consider myself honoured by the way so many are willing to share their problems, experiences, ideas, and suggestions. Right now, I am extremely busy talking to as many people as I can about the real challenges people are struggling with, today, in the largest and arguably, most complex of environments. And the early signs are that this is going to yield some fascinating, and potentially career-saving, insights that I will be sharing with you.
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You may feel a little struck right now. Perhaps you’ve been doing far more than you were hired to do. You could even have been promised rewards if you did well, and you accepted the challenge with relish. Yet somehow, the rewards are not coming through.
Alternatively, you might be failing to get the recognition your talents, experience and capability deserves. Not able to advance as you had hoped you would, or progress to the level you expected to get to. Perhaps you even notice others, with less capability, rising faster.
Regardless of your personal situation, if you are not where you wanted to be, perhaps it is time for a personal breakthrough.
In the short video below, I will explore the key areas you need to focus on, if you are serious about making things happen, and getting fair reward and recognition for your time, energy and talent.
“I’m arguably one of the best qualified people on my topic in the business, and maybe externally too. I’ve been interviewed by the media, am prominent in my institute and have even published articles. But, will my executive listen to me? Not a chance. There is a major problem emerging and none of the senior team are in the least bit interested. Sure, they make the right noises, but do they do anything? Well, it is starting to present a risk to my career now. If this thing blows…”When I worked it through with Alan, it was clear that the executives should be taking notice, recognising what he can contribute and certainly, taking concrete action. Right now, we are taking steps to ensure that Alan, and his organisation, avoid a calamitous and very public reputational nose-dive. Gaining the appropriate level of recognition can do a lot more than avoid catastrophes. Over the last year alone, many that I have worked with have reported back that the increased recognition has given them benefits such as: Read More