Stakeholder management is one of the most complex aspects of any projects. Understanding peoples expectations, motivations, and the politics of navigating a companies culture can overwhelm the best of us. Your influence over stakeholders is the driving factor behind success, and luckily there's a book to guide you to nail this important aspect of project management. Colin Gautrey's A Project Manager's Guide to Influence has been around for a few years, but the information is topical, well written, and will stick with you through your projects.
A Project Manager's Guide to Influence by Colin Gautrey
Colin Gautrey is an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialised in the field of power and influence for over ten years. He combines solid research with deep personal experience in corporate life to offer his clients critical yet simple insights into how to get results with greater influence.
Based in the UK, Colin has a wealth of experience in various disciplines including Mergers and Acquisitions, International Strategy, Information Technology, Sales and Leadership Development. His passion and enthusiasm lies in the subject of influence and in helping people use this skill with integrity.
Over the years, his work has been used in a wide range of global organisations, such as Citigroup, Zurich, NHS, EDF Energy, Goldman Sachs, Asda, IBM, Pfizer, HSBC and Unilever. Colin has also struck a chord with leading business schools, such as CASS, Wharton, London Business School and Warwick Business School, where he has shown students and graduates how they can achieve high-level success through influencing.
You will find Colin very approachable, knowledgeable and totally enthusiastic about his subject. He has been working in this field since 2003 and although being recognised as a leading expert in his area, applies the "always more to learn" approach to his endeavours. Over the years he has established links with other top experts in this field, and related ones, so that he can bring to his clients the latest and best thinking in practical ways.