The ability to influence others may be the most critical skill leaders need to develop to ensure their business competes successfully in a highly competitive global economy. Companies must be agile enough to respond rapidly to changes in their marketplace, if they are to survive and thrive.

Leaders must understand that the ability to influence others is no longer about just winning employees over to their ideas or way of doing things – that’s just a subtle form of command and control management which is outdated and rarely proves successful in the long-term. Being able to truly influence others […]