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Faculty Insights: Identifying Influence in the Workplace

The first step to selling your idea is to understand whom you have to influence to be effective. This is regularly not done well because people often fail to recognize the difference between formal and informal power in an organization. To effectively influence, you need to find who has informal power: i.e. those who are always able to get things done inside an organization, often irrespective of their title or where they fall within the organizational chart.

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How an MBA Can Accelerate Your Career

(Editor’s Note: This post is written by Michelle “Shelly” Gorman, Director of Career Management here at MBA@UNC. She has spent the last ten years working with a leading global career …

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