Are you feeling stuck in your career? Like you can’t go any further in your current company? You could simply be failing to consistently present yourself as an influential presence in your office.

If you’ve nailed networking, made friends with all your colleagues and maybe even won a promotion or two, you might’ve let your influencing skills go a little lax. If that’s the case, it’s time to rediscover the influence you can have on your colleagues.

An influential person isn’t just a leader who barks orders or manages the workflow of those around them. To have influence, you must lead through tapping into your colleagues’ desires. As you do so, your colleagues won’t only go on to perform the tasks you need from them, but they’ll start to see you as a helpful, wise and respectable person that they’re willing to follow.

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