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Influence Without Authority: Introduction

As product managers, we’ve all experienced it: a sense of frustration when you’re accountable for delivering value without having any authority over the people that are critical to delivering that value. Whether it’s stakeholders, customers, developers, designers, there’s only so much we can do to influence and create the level of buy-in or cooperation required to create successful products.

In Influence without Authority, the authors explore ways in which we can influence others without having authority over them.

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Centrality of the ally – How powerful is the other person? What resources does he or she control? How exclusive is the person’s control of those resources? How dependent are you on that person for success?

Amount of effort/credits needed – Do you already ha...

Currencies are what people value. But it is also possible to think of negative currencies, things that people do not value and wish to avoid:

  • Not giving recognition
  • Not offering support
  • Not providing challenge
  • Threatening to quit the situation
  • Raising vo...

The IWA model outlines the concept of Influence without Authority.

It highlights the key components: 

  • The currencies of exchange – The aforementioned IWA model is based on exchange and reciprocity – making trades for what you desire in return for what the other p...

  • Inspiration related currencies like vision, moral or ethical correctness and the need for excellence.
  • Task-related currencies like certain give and take of resources, challenges and assistance. It can also mean organisational support, rapid response ...

  • What are your primary goals?
  • What personal factors get in the way?
  • Be flexible about achieving goals.
  • Adjust expectations of your role and your ally’s role.

Gratitude – While gratitude may be another form of recognition or support, it is not necessarily a job-related one that can be valued highly by some people who make a point of being helpful to others.

Ownership/Involvement – The chance that they feel that ...

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1. Develop CLEAR goals together with your team members.

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2. Write them down in a single page.

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  3. Keen to learning new things
  4. Able to keep emotions in check
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