Does it often seem like building influence is a one-size-fits-all endeavor? Have you always believed that how one person views your influence in their life is how every person views your influence? Then you might be happy to know that both assumptions are false.
- There are different ways to influence people based on the stage and function of your relationship.
- You can gain and lose influence with someone over the course of a day, month, or year. It’s a number that is in constant flux and dependent on the effort you put into shifting it.
- Pick two or three people in your life with which you would like to build influence and work your way up the leadership ladder. Cultivate followers that stick around because they want to, not because they have to.