Summary of Building Influence in the Workplace
How to Gain and Retain Influence at Work
Aryanne Oade © 2010. Republished with permission of Palgrave Macmillan
The boss has the power, but you can be the most influential person at work.
Developing influence at work is a skill you can and must learn. British psychologist Aryanne Oade, a knowledgeable, practical teacher, presents case studies that demonstrate how to employ influencing techniques to sell your ideas and yourself to your colleagues. At the end of each chapter, the author asks you illuminating questions based on your own experience. While Oade’s contribution isn’t deep in new ideas, she does provide a good orientation, and her advice helps you consider other people’s perspectives. getAbstract recommends her insights to anyone who wants to boost their influence. Everyone who works with other people will find it helpful.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why being influential at work is important;
- How to use persuasive tactics, such as tailoring your message to different kinds of people; and
- How to gain influence within your organization.
Comment on this summary
5 years agoInteresting, not quite sure how this fits with authentic behavior
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Knowledge PackThe Power of InfluenceFrom subtle persuasion to intense involvement, tactics you can use to get people to do what you want – because they want to.
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