Leading alongside. That’s what advisers in organisations are essentially doing. You can’t dig it out of the ground, fly it, design it or decorate it for them. You can only lead them as best you can so as they make the best decisions.
Unfortunately, often due to expediency, we use our authority to get things done. What is the problem with using authority? Anyone ever made you do something you didn’t want to do? What happened after you got the job done? Resentment? Too right!
If you truly wish to gain influence you need to lead alongside. People who lead alongside build truck loads of trust. And trust is what is required for you to have the impact on the organisation you know you need to make.
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Bryan Whitefield works with strategic leaders across all sectors to help organisations harness uncertainty – uncertainty is the strategic leader’s best friend. He is the author of DECIDE: How to Manage the Risk in Your Decision Making and Winning Conversations: How to turn red tape into blue ribbon. He is the designer of the Risk Culture: Build Your Tribe of Advocates Program for support functions and the Winning Conversations: How to Engage Program for internal advisors. Both can be booked individually or in-house. For more information about Bryan, please click here.