You may be certified in one or more change management approaches, or even hold an advanced degree in change management.
None of that matters if you don’t have influence.
We are not the commanders of change; we are the agents.
No matter how strong our knowledge and skills, they mean nothing without influence.
Influence is our secret weapon.
To be successful we have to understand what it is, and what it isn’t.
We need to know how to build it; who to build it with; and how to wield it.
And, as the Millennial and Gen-Z workforces take deeper and deeper root, we need to know how to influence our organizational leaders to take a step back from command-and-control thinking and step into thinking as influencers.
Doing so will not weaken their leadership.
It will strengthen both their credibility and their influence!