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The Workshop Book by Pamela Hamilton

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CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE

Influencing senior leadership positively

Use for: managing senior people in a workshop

Leading your leaders in a workshop can be difficult because you don’t automatically have authority over them. Even if they ask you to lead, people in positions of authority can find it hard to participate as collaborative partners without using their status to influence others. As workshop leaders we need to flatten the hierarchy in order to get the best possible collaboration from everyone in the room.

The workshop objective: to engage senior leaders in a workshop and make them contribute towards the objective

The workshop leader needs to find a careful balance between giving senior people a voice and preventing them from taking ...

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