N2Growth - Constituency Management
Have you ever wondered why some people have more influence than others? It’s because they invest more “in” others. Those with influence have built into others through some form of consistent direct or indirect contribution. Those with the greatest amount of influence almost always have the strongest relationships. If true leadership is about influence, then influence is about relationships, and relationships are about the investments made into people.
As a leader, nothing is more valuable than the quality of your relationships. Whether you realize it or not, your success in business (and in life) will largely be dependent upon your ability to not only establish key relationships, but in your ability to influence and add value to your relationships.
We have all known leaders who have been smarter, more affable, better looking, possess a better CV, or are more talented than their peers, yet they never seem to rise to the top. These professionals who seem to have the whole package yet fail to grab the brass ring simply don’t understand the power of relationships – they’ve failed to invest in people. Again, leadership isn’t about a person, but a complex ecosystem of meaningful relationships.
You cannot be an effective leader without understanding the how to effectively communicate across a wide array of internal and external constituencies. The key is span of awareness and span of influence, not span of control. N2growth specializes in helping CEOs and CXOs identify, manage, and create highly effective, and very productive relationships.
Whether you’re trying find a job, keep your job, advance your career, or change careers you’ll find our constituency management services invaluable. We understand how to harness influence – it is our competency and we’ll help make it yours. For more information please contact us.