I am currently a manager.  My boss is going on maternity leave soon.  I want to expand my managerial duties to include a team of my peer.  She is aware of this and supports it.  We will discuss it more on her return.

In the interim she has challenged me to expand my control and influenece without giving me control, sort of  a dry run.

How should I attack this challenge? 

TomW's picture
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Are you familiar with Robert Cialdini's writings on Influence and Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People? They are a really good start, The test here is can you lead without role power. I'd call that a very fair test.

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Thanks for the info, I am familiar and will brush up on those.