Time for the harsh truth: In the corporate world, just talent isn't enough to move up the ladder. What you need is the ability to influence the people who matter- your boss, and your clients. It is these decision-makers that determine whether or not your ideas see the light of day, and their perception of you can influence your career immensely.
We kick off the August series with some of our thoughts on influence. All through this month and the next, we will be talking about influence as a determinant of success both in professional and personal spheres, and show you just how to make things happen.
So, how do you begin influencing a party that clearly has more leverage in a situation than you do?
In our next article, learn all about influencing sideways, or how to influence your peers.
Meanwhile, what are your experiences in influencing a power-center? Share with us in the comments below.