The same principles that govern the means of influencing individuals apply to teams. However, you must also influence the relationship between team members. Define a team purpose, bring together diverse talents, and harmonize efforts.
Notice how the most influential person in a group is also the leader.
Exert influence by showing your expertise.
Group dynamics are complex and can shift very quickly. If you are the manager of a team, you influence others through your authority. However, unless you back up your position with a vision for the team, and by concern for your relationship with team members, your influence may be undermined. If you are not the team manager, then you can exert influence ...