In every team you’ll find informal influencers; colleagues whose ability to influence opinion, positively or otherwise, belies their position on the org’ chart.
To help achieve your communication objectives, these people need to become your new best friends. So how do you recognise them?
Close your eyes and vision the people who ‘hold court’ in meetings, are popular lunch partners and have huge networks. You can see their faces and you know their names. Now seek their counsel, share ideas with them, co-create the best ways to get your point across – and they’ll help you deliver success.