THIS IS

THE STAKEHOLDER

MANAGER TOOL

  • Your ability to influence others depends in large part on the quality of your relationships. This tool enables you to be strategic in managing your stakeholder relationships. Your stakeholders are anyone/everyone who influences your ability to succeed. These include the people with whom you currently work, as well as those who provide mentoring/advice and influence over your future career opportunities.

  • The secret to successful collaborations is trust + alignment. We need to know one another and have confidence in what we can count on from each other. We also need to be able to productively align on the work that connects us.

  • This tool has 2 parts to it. Use any one and both to support you in building and sustaining trust and alignment:

    • Stakeholder Inventory - List each of your stakeholders and do a quick rating for each relationship on the degree of trust and alignment. Also, indicate that person's degree of influence on your success. Update this inventory quarterly and use it to identify the 1-3 stakeholder relationships needing your increased intention and attention.
    • Conversation Starter - Framing a conversation designed to build trust and/or alignment can be difficult. This template enables you to refine your thinking and quickly formulate your talking points for guiding your next conversation with that stakeholder.

USE THIS TOOL

TO SUCCESSFULLY INVENTORY AND PRIORITIZE

YOUR INTENTIONS WITH STAKEHOLDERS