The Influence Effect

Women hold over half of all professional jobs today, yet they represent just four percent of CEOs in the S&P 500. Even worse, that percentage has barely budged in a decade. That's because, when it comes to political savvy, what works for men at work won’t work for women.

Everything that we’ve been told about women succeeding in the workplace―from leaning in to throwing out the idea of being “nice girls”―misses the true key that puts women ahead: influence. Leadership experts Kathryn Heath, Jill Flynn, and Mary Davis Holt, coauthors of The Influence Effect, create an airtight case for the importance of the influence effect, which moves women past the politics problem and offers a new path to power. Actually, it’s more than a path—it’s a runway—that frees women to take off in their careers on their own terms. Gender barriers may still exist, but they will no longer hold women back.

Take some time to watch as they make "success" far less complex, discuss why women struggle with office politicking, and share practical tools to move beyond political games to strategies of influence to get voices heard, create powerful connections, and drive agendas. Discover a unique solution to the uncomfortable subject of office politics for women, and learn how to break past political barriers and get right to what you really want—influence.

If you enjoyed this video, you may also enjoy our upcoming webinar with Bonnie Marcus, author of The Politics of Promotion, as she discusses how to develop personal authentic leadership. She shares how best to position yourself as a leader in a crowded field, and how to avoid some common traps that hold us back from showing up as authentic leaders.

Join Bonnie and Becky Robinson on November 13th at 1:00pm (ET) to learn specific tools for becoming a more effective, authentic leader. This interactive discussion will be a valuable resource to anyone interested in self-development as a tool for leadership. Learn more and register here.

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