Foundations Day 4: What Does Your “Influence Chart” Look Like?

Most companies have a pretty clear org chart. But what does the “influence chart” look like? Who are the people in your company who could accelerate (or block) innovation progress?

Nondini Naqui has built digital products inside Capital One, and created a startup venture inside MassMutual focused on financial literacy and education. In this video, she talks about the relationships that successful corporate innovators need.

If you’ve got a whiteboard or a piece of paper handy, who are the 3-6 key influencers you need a constructive relationship with — separate from the executive or executives you report to? In what ways could your work threaten what they do, or create headaches? How could it help them achieve their goals?

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