ERIC Number: EJ871635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Shared Bases of Influence within a College
Simplicio, Joseph S. C.
Education, v130 n1 p57-61 Fall 2009
This article discusses several strategies for building varied bases of influence within a college setting. These strategies include, providing opportunities for success, advocating and implementing good ideas, interacting with individuals on both the personal and non-personal levels, establishing support among marginal individuals, learning to master effective communication skills, and knowing when and how to utilize power effectively. Simple, yet often overlooked techniques for developing an effective personal networking system are explored. Drawing upon classic works within the field and utilizing modern day examples, the author provides a blueprint for building individual powerbases and widening spheres of personal influence within the college environment.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Environment, Politics of Education, Communication Skills, Career Choice, Power Structure, School Culture, School Organization, Language Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Listening, Interpersonal Competence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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