The Stakeholder Influence Process is central to becoming more influential. It is a simple process which will keep you thinking about the things you need to think about in order that you can accelerate progress towards your goals. It will also help you to face up to the sometimes difficult meetings by providing you with an extra level of confidence – because you’ve thought it through. Often, just spending an hour on this can provide the insight necessary to achieve your goals.
Here are the key steps in the overall process and the links you need to delve deeper while learning how to influence using this approach.
Below we have each step and the key links which will help you to learn how to use the process. Some of these links lead to other guides which go into more detail., others to further resources to stimulate your thinking.
Now, just jump to the step you need to learn more about…
Step 1: Focus
Assess your priorities and focus your Influencing Goal.
Step 2: Identify
Work out which stakeholders can have the biggest impact.
Step 3: Analyse
Map the position of each stakeholder.
- How to Assess Your Stakeholders.
- Understanding Conflicting Agendas.
- Learning to Appreciate and Value Battle Hardened Stakeholders.
Step 4: Plan
Decide your strategy for increasing buy-in.
Step 5: Engage
Adapt your approach to influence your stakeholders.
Step 6: Maintain
Keep motivated, moving and refreshing.