Managing Without Direct Authority? Strong Project Professionals Know How to Maximize Their Influence
It's the first day in your new project management job. You're full of hope and anticipation, but you're also woefully short on institutional knowledge and control over the organization's procedures. For your first project, you're handed a collaborative initiative that heavily involves external entities. You're not in a position of direct authority over your project team, and—worse yet—your influence is limited because no one knows you yet. What now? Don't give up or assume you face an insurmountable challenge.