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Raise Your Game: How to succeed at work by Peter J. A. Shaw

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Chapter 7. Know Who Your Supporters and Stakeholders Are

You can achieve very little on your own. You may think that you know the answer to a problem or that you have a unique contribution to bring; you may see yourself as the only person bringing detached wisdom when all around you seem to be bringing an unrealistic perspective; but to be successful you need to build supporters: a combination of bosses who will sponsor you, colleagues who will support you and followers who will respond to the lead you give. Building supporters is about building trust and a shared agenda so that there is a win/win in the delivery of outcomes for everyone.

Why is it important to know who your supporters are?

It is easier to see the enemy in front than your supporters ...

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