You have just been given responsibility for a big task working with a group of people that don’t report to you. Congratulations! You are now presented with one of leadership’s biggest challenges. Influencing without authority. Without the tools of leverage that accompany a position of authority you have to find other ways to influence people. Learning the techniques for achieving influence without using power will grow your leadership practice and expand your toolset with practical techniques that can be applied in almost any situation. This interactive session will explore the options and strategies for leading when you don’t have positional authority and will deliver some useful tolls that can be used in almost any situation. Whether you are part of a self-directed team, project managing professionals, seeking to find a way to move away from the coercive effects of leading through positional power, or looking for new tools to support collaboration, this workshop will have something for you. As an attendee, you will explore your orientation to power, the sources of influence in groups, the tools of influence and how to apply them, and strategies for collaborating with peers, superiors, and reports.
Meet your speaker
Lane Sherman is an organizational consultant specializing in leadership and workplace collaboration. His passion for helping people and organizations transform has been at the center of his work since 2001. With a breadth of experience in both the public and private sector he has a perspective that provides opportunities for transformative outcomes and that can shift people and their work. Lane has worked with leaders of all levels and has the lived experience of being a leader in the private sector, healthcare, and education. Lane’s book The Keys to Collaboration: How to build a great team or fix the one you’ve got (Amazon, 2015) captures lessons learned from work with over 5,000 teams. He has an MA in Leadership (2005), is a coach and trainer with over 15 years of experience working to support leaders and organizations.