Building Influence in the Workplace: How to Gain and Retain Influence at Work by Aryanne OadeBuilding Influence in the Workplace: How to Gain and Retain Influence at Work by Aryanne Oade

Building Influence in the Workplace: How to Gain and Retain Influence at Work

byAryanne Oade

Hardcover | April 28, 2010

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Introduces you to a valuable set of tools enabling you to build influence, promote your interests and get buy-in to your plans and proposals. The book will enable you to identify your own workplace values and those of your key colleagues and understand how to retain the influence you have already gained and stand by your values under pressure.
Aryanne started crafting a series of business books in December 2007 following nearly twenty years working as a business psychologist and executive coach. She now combines writing readable business books with running her established and sucessful coaching and development practice, Oade Associates.Aryanne’s insightful and personalised b...
Title:Building Influence in the Workplace: How to Gain and Retain Influence at WorkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:April 28, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230237738

ISBN - 13:9780230237735


Table of Contents

How To Use This Book
What is Workplace Influence?
Influence, Power and Responsibility
Four Sets of Influencing Values
Positioning Your Argument
Moral Conflicts: Your Resolve Under Pressure
Retaining Influence, Adding Value
Building a Reputation Outside Your Department
Influencing Irresponsible Colleagues
Fragile Alliances, Building a Reputation: A Narrative Case Study 
References and Recommended Reading

Editorial Reviews

"Aryanne has produced a very comprehensive exposition of the dynamics of influence in the workplace.  It is grounded in practical and down to earth language and examples.  This book is a must for those who seek to understand better and to develop their influencing effectiveness."--PHILIP P. ANDERSON | Group Head of Executive Development and Succession, AIB"Building Influence in the Workplace provides the reader with an excellent model by which to analyse how they currently influence others and where and how they can improve their skill in this area.  Easy to read and understand, with plenty of reflection points, readers who are committed to developing themselves in this area will find this coaching approach supportive and thought-provoking.  I particularly liked Aryanne’s challenge to her readers to consider the ‘price’ of being more influential and whether they are ready for the responsibilities greater influence brings."--AMANDA WHITEFORD | Head of Learning and Development, Tube Lines"This is an engaging and straight forward guide to influencing. The book will be of value to anyone who needs to influence others in a professional environment. It uses well thought out case studies to help the reader understand the different ways to influence others.  The book provides exercises to help you get the most from each chapter and to consider how you can apply the learning from the case studies.  It is written in a clear, concise and jargon-free style which makes it an easy and informative read."--DR JULIE HODGES | Senior Teaching Fellow in Organisational Behaviour and Director of the Full Time MBA Programme Durham University Business School"Aryanne has tackled this thorny topic very well, with a highly readable and practical guide for managers and employees at all levels within an organisation. Aryanne’s analysis and guidance encourages the reader to look inwards as well as outwards in developing highly valuable skills for success in the workplace and indeed in life."--KATE THURMAN | Partner, New Bond Street Asset Management former Director, Dresdner Kleinwort"This book is an easy to read and practical guide to how to manage relationships at work effectively and successfully. It encourages the reader to reflect on and assess their own work experiences, and uses case studies to reinforce learning points.  Its aim is to steer the reader to think not just about what he or she wants to achieve but how to go about achieving it."--STEPHEN JACK | Group Chief Financial Officer, Compagnie Financière Tradition