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Demonstrate approaches likely to succeed in influencing team members, where you have no positional power over them and they are not responding favorably to your requests, as well as key stakeholders who are resisting changes.

Some areas to explore are power, politics and authority. There are a range of influencing strategies (e.g. assertiveness & consultation) & tactics (e.g. explaining the reasons for requests) that could be covered. Please link the theory to practice (Create a scenario).

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Demonstrate approaches likely to succeed in influencing team members, where you have no positional power over them and they are not responding favorably to your requests, as well as key stakeholders who are resisting changes.

Some areas to explore are power, politics and authority. There are a range of influencing strategies (e.g. assertiveness & consultation) & tactics (e.g. explaining the reasons for requests) that could be covered. Please link the theory to practice (Create a scenario).

When a team is formed for a purpose and I want to influence team members to contribute more towards the team goal, there are two actions that I take. First, I increase the friendliness among the team members. This I do by initiating a game that attracts everyone. Second, I present the task as very challenging or appealing. To influence the team members when I do not have any personal power over others, I remain very aware of my behavior, body language, and the effect I have on others. I also become very flexible so that I can adapt and ...

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