Impact Achievement Group Article Helps New Managers Understand Influence and Power

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Leadership development firm's article series on new manager training emphasizes key strategies to grow into management.

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Power is not a dirty word when it comes to management

Social power is the resource that enables a leader to induce compliance or gain commitment from others. A new article by Impact Achievement Group (IAG) provides tips for new managers on effectively supervising others through the appropriate use of social power.

"The New Manager's Guide to Understanding Influence and Power," the tenth in a 12-part article series, helps new managers understand how to use their power to positively influence performance. The articles are derived from Supervisory Basics™, 12 individual yet linked two-hour training modules, delivered in leader-led or eLearning formats that help managers understand the management behaviors and tactics required to ensure their and their company's success.

The article discusses the two sources of social power available to any manager or supervisor—position power and personal power—and reveals how these sources of power can be balanced for maximum effectiveness. Readers will learn why:

  • Over-reliance on position power gains only compliance.

-Lack of position power discourages high performers.
-Personal power is inherent but must also be granted by employees.

  • Effective use of personal power results in employee commitment.

The transition from an individual contributor to a supervisory or managerial role is one of the most critical and difficult career moves. Gaining a deeper understanding of power and influence in the workplace increases the new manager's credibility and authority, establishing a good leadership foundation.

"Power is not a dirty word when it comes to management," said Lee Klepinger, president of IAG. "It is a necessary skill that must be developed and sustained in order to lead effectively."

"The New Manager's Guide to Understanding Influence and Power" is available for download at http://www.impactachievement.com/press_10122010.html. Article eleven of the series will discuss the skills for effectively diagnosing performance and how to choose the most appropriate coaching style to address individual employee needs.

About Impact Achievement Group
Impact Achievement Group provides assessment, coaching, customer loyalty and leadership development training that focuses on employee selection, retention, employee engagement and customer engagement. By integrating and blending the world's best assessment and recruiting processes, workshops and eLearning training, coaching and measurement programs, Impact Achievement Group helps organizations improve human performance to achieve bottom line results.

Contact:
Lee Klepinger
888/248-5553
leek(at)impactachievement(dot)com

Heath Davis Havlick
Fisher Vista/HRmarketer
831/685-9700
hhavlick(at)hrmarketer(dot)com

This press release was distributed through PRWeb by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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