In the competitive landscape of the professional services, influence is often cited as the key to career success.
Influence is often the reason why some contributions in meetings gain the attention they deserve and others don’t. It’s also at the heart of how you become ‘in the know’ in your firm or acquire a reputation as a ‘mover and shaker’. Ultimately influence can affect the clients you work with and the rewards you gain for your efforts.
Steven Pearce’s new book, Secrets of Influential People is to be published in June. Based on dozens of interviews with people who are influential in business and commercial life, it reveals 50 strategies professionals can use to increase their own personal influence. In this month’s Winning Business Digest Steven’s given us a preview of just five of those strategies.