- To accomplish goals and tasks at work. Even as an individual contributor, the power of influence determines how, when, what, and why you get things done. The ability to influence people for "buy-in" is so critical and so vastly understated.
- To gain insight and access to information. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the better and the more informed decisions you can make. When you know what is happening, you can align your goals and task to a business need.
- To have someone to vent to when you need to get it all out. We all need someone to talk honestly and sometimes, frustratingly to and with. This person should be “safe.” Someone who will not judge you, but will also listen and, if desired, provide you with honest feedback.
For more like this check out the February Black History Post