A better title on the business card. A little more take home pay each week. And automatic influence and credibility in the organization. These are the things that we get while climbing the corporate ladder, right?
Authority Is Not Influence
Many leaders assume that one of the automatic perks that comes with their position is influence. They mistakenly believe that direct reports and peers will automatically begin seeking our their input and valuing their contribution to the organization. They believe that in their new role, people will automatically listen to them and take heed of their perspectives.
They quickly learn that this is not the case. It’s not an easy lesson sometimes.
Authority is not leadership or influence. These are distinctly different things. You can have authority without being a leader. Likewise, you can have great influence without having authority.
In an upcoming free breakfast workshop, Kevin Kline and I will share how you can increase your influence with your team and in your organization, even if you don’t have explicit authority.
Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch, er, breakfast? See you there.
Visit the EventBrite page to register. Hurry, seats are limited.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)
120 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37205