Food for Thought: Interpersonal Influence
When thinking about behavior in business, there are many ways to measure and compare the way we naturally act. One common metric is assertiveness – whether we are inclined toward passive, passive-aggressive, aggressive, or assertive behavior. All of these styles have an effect on those around us, and our relationships with them. We need to be aware of the behaviors we are exhibiting in order to shape positive relationships.
Available at the HRDQ Store, the Interpersonal Influence Inventory is a learning tool that will show individuals their Influence Style, and provide guidance on how to increase their assertiveness to produce successful interactions in and out of the workplace.
The Interpersonal Influence Inventory can be used as a standalone training instrument, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive program on communication or leadership. It also makes an effective component in training programs for a variety of topics, including coaching, management, and supervisory skills.