In the knowledge economy, many of us are responsible for one or several products, services, projects or initiatives. We are held accountable to get things done, but we often do not have the resources or authority to overcome many of the obstacles thrown our way. No one reports to us. Resources get cut, coworkers have different agendas, and our management is not able to prioritize projects. While you try to resolve these issues, the competition is eating your lunch, and your customers take your product for granted. Nonetheless we must pursue our objective no matter what.
So how does one ensure that things get done under these circumstances? One way I found is to lead other by influence. Driving the though process will enlist your team to do what’s right. Give your team members a purpose and they will follow you. Usually people will support your efforts if you bring sense and logic to them. Continue reading this post »