Authentic Leaders – are you under the influence?

Written by Stuart Haden on September 17, 2013

Welcome to my first vlog (5:16 mins) – where I proudly share my trusty Star of Influence.

It’s a great model that opens up influencing to include both push and pull styles. 6 behaviours are described in all but the precision can be found in executing the ‘pushiest of the push’ and the ‘pulliest of the pull’ approaches.

I applied these philosophies to get me out of a very tight spot once. A quick bit of listening and questioning allowed me to share some very important information. Then I moved swiftly on to describing how I felt, what I was thinking but importantly what I wanted to happen next. Within minutes I quickly moved from speaking to the manager to the senior leader – and all the presented problems had been smashed. The star has been with me for over 10 years so Designed I hope it serves you well…