In this video, Lisa and Elizabeth share how to become a need-to-know person, and how to leverage your subject matter expertise into influence and authority.
- You don't need to have formal authority…to have influence over your organization.…In fact, influence often leads to informal authority.…You can become a need-to-know person…in your organization by leveraging…your expertise and your influence skills.…Developing informal authority sets you up…as a leader and an expert in your organization.…It can be helpful if you're ever…in a bind and need a favor.…If you're looking for a promotion down the road…or even just to boost your own morale.…Now develop yourself into someone…with informal authority, you need some credibility.…
And there are a few ways to get it.…First, subject matter expert.…Now this is the most obvious.…If you're a whiz at Photoshop…or you know every facet of your product…backwards and forwards, people will look…to you for guidance or at least as an example.…If you're great at your job, get even better…and people will follow.…The second area you can achieve informal authority…is in your ability to give feedback.…Have you ever noticed that the Olympic coaches…
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