Learn to manage the “invisible” people and groups critical to your success
Building Relationships for Team Success: 20 Surefire Ways to Get Stakeholders on Board
Is your team operating like an island? Teams are linked in many ways to different people and organizations – like suppliers, vendors, customers, government regulators and even competitors – and are often dependent on them for their success. This book, from The Parker Team Series, will explore the complexities of “managing the outside” and how to create effective relationships with the invisible team members that hold the key to your success.
Getting stakeholders on board is not just schmoozing. It’s about letting others know you are doing good work so if you need help in the future, you’ve already established credibility. Learn how to share your team’s successes, progress, potential problems and resource needs. See how communicating regularly with your team’s sponsor and protecting your team from negative outside influences can pay off.
It doesn’t matter if you are new to working with stakeholders, or very experienced, you’ll find a wealth of practical know-how you can use immediately to get great results. For example, you’ll learn how to:
· Identify invisible stakeholders who are critical to your success
· Overcome the four barriers to effective stakeholder relationships
· Reach out and build relationships with stakeholders
· Assess your networking style
· Manage stakeholders by walking around, being accessible, focusing on their needs and being responsive
Stimulating discussion questions, practical team exercises, enlightening assessments – this book has all the tools leaders to introduce the value of stakeholders to team members and get stakeholders on board to ensure their team’s success.