Building Personal Power through Influence

Building Personal Power through Influence

In this course, you'll learn about ways to build and use your influence in order to engage others and achieve results, no matter your level of authority.

Updated Mar 11, 2018
Along with being credible and trustworthy, you can get results without direct authority by using your influence. Effective influence skills are probably the biggest differentiator when getting results without authority. When you influence, you engage and enlist others in getting results – without necessarily having formal power. Influence is not about forcing or exerting – it's about getting people on your side for good reasons. Three ways to promote influence are through language/effective communication, reciprocity/exchanging 'currencies', and persevering through resistance.