Having influence is beneficial, especially in the workplace. Your words have power. People give weight to what have to say.
What most don’t know is that influence runs up and down the corporate ladder. It just doesn’t come from the top.
“Inside the workplace, there’s formal influence, which comes from your position—the responsibility and authority that you’ve been given,” says leadership consultant Ron Price, founder of Price Associates, and author of Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact. “But there’s also informal influence, which comes from who you are and how you show up.”