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How to Influence Without Authority

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Satish Mummareddy

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What you'll learn

Understand the differences between influence styles

Learn about Machiavellian, Cynic, Spectator, Advisor and Leader influence styles. Embrace the mindset of a leader.

Identify power structures and incentives in organizations

View the world through other’s  perspectives. Learn to quickly build relationships across functions & levels.

Design a successful influence process

Evaluate the complexity of the decision, leverage 1:1 influence techniques and a detailed group alignment process.

Why this topic matters

People who have strong influence skills can drive more complex projects smoothly, build strong reputation within their company and have outsized impact. This leads to a positive spiral where they get leadership recognition, better opportunities, bring their ideas to life and have significant career growth. This applies to people across all functions: PM, Eng, Design, DS, UXR, PMM etc.

You'll learn from

Satish Mummareddy

Ex PM Leader at Meta, Yelp and Yahoo. Founder Crossing Career Chasms.

In my 20 year career as a product & engineering leader, I have led & scaled products at Meta, Yelp, Yahoo and VideoMining.

  • At Meta, I led teams building AI agents, content & product recommendations, teen safety & well-being, civic engagement and advertising products. I coached 250+ PMs at Meta.
  • At Yelp, I grew the services verticals and self-serve ads businesses.
  • At Yahoo, I supported the video platforms & personalization teams.
  • At VideoMining, I started led computer vision research and engineering to build AI driven products. I authored 20+ approved patents.

I left Meta recently to help people cross career chasms by developing leadership & product skills.

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