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On-Demand Webinar

Value Management for Influence Functions

Affirm how your function is creating real tangible value in your organization.

  • Move beyond value measurement to value management.
  • Learn the 4 ways that "influence work" affects business results.
  • Leverage the discipline of issue management within your organization.
  • Communicate to executives on their bottom-line terms
  • Use psychology together with management processes to build common understanding and strengthen working relationships with executives.

NOTE: This webinar was presented LIVE on August 4, 2021 and will be available soon for Radical Influence Network members.

Our Foundation

The Pillars of Radical Influence


Situational Awareness

Deploying efficient AI tools to alert you to emerging issues and keep you fresh on your issue portfolio.

Issue Management
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Issue Management

Identifying key issues important to your organization and stakeholders so that it can take concerted action to respond responsibly.

Value Management
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Value Management

Assessing the issue portfolio by impact so that value to the organization can be optimized. Demonstrating functional value to the organization and its leaders.

Cognitive Science and Psychology
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Cognitive Science and Psychology

Using science-based insights in program design and interactions.

Business Partnership and Alignment
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Business Partnership and Alignment

Building effective working relationships to support current business strategy and optimizes value in your organization.

Functional Innovation and Transformation
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Functional Innovation and Transformation

Adopting new operating models and innovating for radical impact.


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