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Learn and Lead Through Influence

Develop influence as a leader in your organization to achieve buy-in, align interests, and meet objectives.

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In the evolving world of work, many leaders struggle to see the power in relying on others to get things done. Effective influence is about knowing where your role ends and where you can turn to someone you can trust to step in and propel the project even further. But once leaders have identified the right people, how do they continue to build and leverage long-term relationships with these key individuals, especially in increasingly global and hybrid work environments?

Leaders can grow their skills by effectively leaning on these relationships and leveraging the strengths of others to meet project goals. To enable this important work, HR needs tangible solutions, including quick wins, sample phrasing, and examples of how busy leaders can grow and apply their influence in their daily work.

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Critical Insight

Support leaders in strengthening their organizational influence by identifying key collaborators, forging network connections, enriching their professional communities, and strategically influencing to help achieve measurable results.

Impact and Result

  • Use this learning resource to help leaders of leaders strengthen relationships with key players as the foundation for influence.
  • Help elevate leadership insights and presence to improve solution buy-in and retention.
  • Enhance cross-functional alignment through better network mobilization.
  • Improve collaboration with diverse audiences by alerting leaders to key figures, relationships, and power dynamics that can support or challenge their projects.
  • Extend and leverage your leaders’ influence by enabling them to coach their direct reports to develop their own influence skills.

Learn and Lead Through Influence Research & Tools

1. Learn and Lead Through Influence

Leaders of leaders can use this resource to strengthen their organizational influence by identifying key collaborators, forging network connections, enriching professional communities, and strategically influencing to help achieve measurable results.

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About McLean & Company

McLean & Company is an HR research and advisory firm providing practical solutions to human resources challenges via executable research, tools, diagnostics, and advisory services that have a clear and measurable impact on your business.

What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your HR problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Our analyst calls are focused on helping our members use the research we produce, and our experts will guide you to successful project completion.

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Each call will focus on explaining the material and helping you to plan your project, interpret and analyze the results of each project step, and set the direction for your next project step.

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Contributors

  • James Allard, Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Undergraduate Student Affairs & Curriculum, Faculty of Humanities, Brock University
  • Jennifer Pandelidis, Centre Coordinator, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
  • Jovita Sundaramoorthy, Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships, York University
  • Manish Vatsayan, Head of Finance, US Professional Channel, Signify
  • Brooklyn Zelenka, Co-founder/CTO, FISSIONcodes