Trust, transparency, predictability, support – these are surefire ways to gain influence. But there are also more tactical ways such as this tip to gain influence.
Manage the size of the group.
Often we want a larger group to speak a message once – to keep communication clear. However, meeting with smaller groups can increase your influence.
Smaller groups are easier because your percentage of the group increases. The math is simply in your favor with smaller groups.
- Split larger groups to target individual needs as they arise.
- Find the leader of the group* and invest in them, they can influence the group for you.
*The leader is not always the one with the title or position.
If you haven’t heard the season finale of season 3, it’s all about tackling the problems of groups – winning with bold empathy. I invite you to listen.