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Decouple influence and hierarchy. You may be high up in the hierarchy, but your influence is very limited. If you are high up in the system and wanted to unlock influence, chances are there are more powerful people than you. If you are the CEO, this is a 100% probability. Unless you suffer from egomania, my strong suggestion is that you find out about those people who have real power. The natural leaders and highly connected individuals. Forget the organization chart. The lady in the mailroom is a good start. After all, she sees a hundred times more people than you every day.
The only way to address differences between us, is to find the common and shared spaces and then work from that territory first. Surprises may come up and differences may blur a little bit. Without the shared spaces, it will always be a shouting game.
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