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Organizational influence - Moving from good to great by David Mathias at ProductCamp Twin Cities

One of the biggest challenges people face in organizations is the feeling of lack of influence. This highly interactive session will be a discussion on how we can be more impactful in whatever role you are.

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Organizational influence - Moving from good to great by David Mathias at ProductCamp Twin Cities

  1. 1. MANY OF US SEE OUR INFLUENCE AS… photo credit: Glenview_Mansion_S_Facade_03 via http://photopin.com
  2. 2. …WHEN IT IS REALLY MORE LIKE… photo credit: Thierry Ehrmann : Demeure du Chaos / Abode of Chaos Opus IX (1999-2014) HD via http://photopin.com
  3. 3. WHAT IS ORGANIZATIONAL INFLUENCE? photo credit: TEDxNY_PB010137 via http://photopin.com Get in groups of 3 or 4 and discuss how you define organizational influence?
  4. 4. WHY SHOULD INFLUENCE MATTER TO YOU? §  Information work is complex and requires team output §  Products are built by teams, not individuals §  Shipping successful products requires buy-in from many individuals §  Influence feels good internally
  5. 5. TRADITIONAL WAYS TO EXERCISE INFLUENCE §  Power à I’m the boss and I said so §  Bribery à pizza anyone §  Noisy à I’ll keep talking until I get my way
  6. 6. PLENTY OF ADVICE…
  7. 7. FIVE WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE §  Be positive and nice §  Build deep, genuine relationships §  Listen more than you speak §  Influence the right people §  Understand and act upon people’s true incentives
  8. 8. STAY IN CONTACT §  Email: mathias612@gmail.com §  Twitter: @DaveMathias §  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/DaveMathias1 §  Blog: WorkLearnPlay.com
  9. 9. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Thank you Prabhakar Gopalan for inspiration of “How to Build Organizational Influence” at Austin ProductCamp 15

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