In leadership development workshops, we often conducts a “degrees of control” exercise. We ask participants to come up with examples in the following areas: (1) Direct Control; (2) Influence; (3) No Control
We developed the Influence Index to help participants gauge their position with a person or group in a particular situation. In each case, when participants try to influence (or lead) another person or group towards their point of view or course of action, they need to assess their position of influence. An objective and honest assessment of that position will tell them if the time is right and they have enough strength to proceed.
Think of a situation and person in your team or organization you’d like to influence. Take this quiz and find out if you are in a strong position or not.