Effective leadership today relies more than ever on influencing others — impacting their ideas, opinions, and actions. While influence has always been a valuable managerial skill, today's highly collaborative organizations make it essential.
Whether you are a CEO, busines owner, senior executive, or manager -- your ability to influence directly relates to your success.
This article talks about the 5 types of influencers and helps you figure out which one you are. In addition, there's a link to an assessment you can take to really find out your influencing style, and another link to identifying 9 primary influencing tactics. Very cool.
Of the 5 styles listed, 2 are deeply connected to storytelling abilities -- Inspiring and Bridging.
As the authors ask at the end, "What's your influencing style? And what are you going to do about it?"