As a DEI Change Facilitator or DEI Leader, you have to use both formal and informal influence to be effective
Your power is in your relationships
“Internal networkers, or community builders, are the “seed carriers” of the new culture, who can move freely about the organization to find those who are predisposed to bringing about change, help out in organizational experiments, and aid in the diffusion of new learnings.”
Peter M. Senge, director of the Center for Organizational Learning at MIT’s Sloan School of Management
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Informal leadership: Be the person at work that others look up to by BY Susan Lahey
Informal Leadership Status and Individual Performance: The Roles of Political Skill and Political Will. Brooke A. Shaughnessy1, Darren C. Treadway2, Jacob W. Breland3,
and Pamela L. Perrewé. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies 2017, Vol. 24(1) 83– 94
A Grounded Theory Exploration of Informal Leadership Qualities as Perceived by Employees and Managers in Small Organizations. Elizabeth Stincelli, D.M. et al | International Journal of Business Management and Economic Research(IJBMER), Vol 5(1),2014, 1- 8
“The Network Secrets of Great Change Agents” Julie Battilana and Tiziana Casciaro tracked 68 change initiatives in the UK’s National Health Service(a very large, complex and traditional organization) to find out what factors predicted success. They did discover several predictors of success. All of them emphasized the importance of social networks – networks of personal relationships.
Informal Authority in the Workplaceby O. Serrat, Knowledge Solutions, 2017
Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade By Robert Cialdini, PhD, Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (June 5, 2018)
Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents by Monica Sharma, North Atlantic Books (November 21, 2017)