Tired of your existing leaders making decisions without involving you or asking your opinion and then expecting you to implement the ensuing action? Well then it is time for you to develop a personal brand good enough to be allowed to “influence decisions” with the intent of eventually progressing to an invitation to sit at the decision making table.

Develop a personal brand that makes it impossible for existing leaders to deny your involvement in the decision-making in your business unit. It’s all up to you – blame isn’t fruitful so do something positive to change your experience. Don’t blame the existing leaders for not involving you.

Make a start by intentionally building trust with each critical stakeholder who makes decisions that impact on you.  Next step is to know what is important to them and their reputation in the business. Then you start positioning yourself to influence decisions!

Take back control and take action!