Cancelling a one-on-one catch-up with a team member or constantly checking your mobile phone are two seemingly small things that can give a poor impression of you as a leader. While perhaps inconsequential to you, such actions can lead your colleagues to believe that you cannot keep promises and are not interested in listening to them, says Suzanne Bates, author of a new book, All the Leader You Can Be.
By Emma De Vita
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It’s natural for leaders to emphasize the importance of hitting financial targets, but making numbers the centerpiece of your leadership narrative is a costly mistake.
Spoiler alert: these games aren’t about manipulation but they will help you sharpen your thinking and work better with others.
Of course, the role of influence in leadership success isn’t much of a secret in and of itself. But how should leaders pursue and cultivate their ability to influence?