How To Have More Influence As A Leader

A key part of leading is winning hearts and minds of others.

So how can you have more influence as a leader?

  1. Be clear on the outcome that you want to achieve.
  2. Take the time to consider the objections that might be raised.
  3. Respond to the objections raised only once you have clarity about the objections – in other words, listen.
  4. Take the time to explain to those impacted by your decisions what you have decided and why.

The truth is that simple changes can make big differences to the results you achieve when it comes to influencing.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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