LSA Global Insights Newsletter: Influencer = Catalyst: A Critical Organizational Role

8.30.2011

Influencer = Catalyst: A Critical Organizational Role

What does it take to influence change?

Can this leadership skill be learned?


Most influential leaders share three key characteristics:

  1. A Compelling Point of View
  2. Authenticity
  3. Catalytic Mindset
Influencers in organizations play critical roles - especially in today's highly collaborative and matrix-oriented environments. 

Compelling Points of View, for example, are built on ideas, values, and emotional energy that convince others. Noel Tiche, noted American management consultant, says, "The essence of leading is not commanding, but teaching. It is opening people's eyes and minds. It is teaching them new ways to see the world and pointing them to new goals. It is giving them the motivation and discipline to achieve those goals."

A compelling point of view allows leaders to evoke interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way.


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