You'll often hear me say that in today's world, it's not enough to be good at your job. Women who secure seats at the top echelons of business know that above all else, they need influence. Beyond delivering exceptional results, women leaders behave, communicate, and utilize their power strategically to garner respect.
I discussed this very topic in a recent television interview with the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). In the interview, Robin Dorian and I talked about the kinds of influence that exist, how to get your ideas embraced, and ways to find your leadership voice. Check out the additional strategies below and let me know what YOU do to build influence:
Opening my own business has meant learning so many lessons along the way -- often making it feel like I'm 'building the airplane while flying it.' Below are some of the more counterintuitive things I've learned while growing my speaking and consulting business, NextGenWomen, LLC.
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