In this recommendation, Manager Tools describes how to influence others by asking for verbal commitments.

What do we do when we have to influence someone else in our organization and we don't have role power over them? That's a big question. More organizations are embracing a softer vertical structure - mistakenly - and that means more matrix-like moments. Folks are going to be assigned to a project, and while we might be named the project manager, our "team" won't report to us. How do we get them to do what we need them to do?

This Cast Answers These Questions

  • What do I do when I don't have power to get things done?
  • How do I persuade people to do what I want them to?
  • How do I negotiate to get what I want?

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