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Influencing without Authority, “the act or power of producing an effect without apparent exertion or force of command” has emerged as a competency of choice for today’s workforce. The changing character of the workforce has resulted in changing expectations about communication, collaboration and influencing others.
However, a dilemma exists. In order for employees to influence each other they must know how? Any ideas how employees at all levels can master the competency of influencing without authority?