Leadership is not reserved solely for those who have formal leadership titles. Even if you’re not an official manager with direct reports, you still may find yourself called upon to lead in various circumstances. Maybe you’ll have to lead a project or oversee a special initiative. In some cases, you may be asked to lead your peers or even your superiors. Unfortunately, without direct authority, your leadership may be discounted or even ignored.
If you’ve struggled in the past to get people to take you seriously and do what you ask of them, you’re not alone. As an “unofficial” leader, you may have to employ different strategies to be effective. Learning how to do this will also increase your visibility and positively impact your professional reputation.
As a participant, you will learn…
- How embracing the concept of “indirect” authority can boost your confidence as a leader (and why people respond to that)
- Simple strategies you can use to communicate assertively and inspire people to listen
- How to compel people to follow direction and keep their commitments (even if you can’t impose consequences for failure to do so)
- Tools to distinguish yourself as a leader regardless of your role