Tutorial: Influence and Authority: Using Your Personal Power to Get Things Done
tuesday, - morning
Have you ever felt as if you had the responsibility but not the authority? Or, that you needed something from someone, but you had to beg, borrow, or steal it? Maybe you’ve felt the joy of accomplishing something that you were responsible for, but had to work through someone else to accomplish.Almost no one has enough authority to finish the work we have responsibility for. And, we almost always have the ability to influence others, to use our personal power in the organization to become effective or make a difference.Some of us are are facile with our personal power. Others of us have concerns: am I manipulating people? am I manipulating the situation? am I being fair to others? Others of us are unsure where to start with using our influence.In this session, you will feel your personal power and experiment with how to use your influence.
Johanna Rothman works with companies to improve how they manage their product development--to maximize management and technical staff productivity and to improve product quality. Johanna is a leader in the Agile community, having most recently chaired the Agile2009 conference. Johanna is the author of several books: - Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects - The 2008 Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management - Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management - Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People She writes columns for Stickyminds.com and on “extreme project management” for Gantthead.com, and writes two blogs on her web site, jrothman.com. She is a host of the Amplifying Your Effectiveness conference.