Steve Roesler from All Things Workplace has some great advice on real influence and co-operation.
He points out that the “real objective of influence is gaining co-operation. We all want a reason to cooperate. That’s just, well, reasonable.”
He outlines 3 things to do when you are seeking co-opertaion:
1. State Your Intentions Up Front
2. Explain Your Reasons. Why? Because.
3. Emphasize in clear words what you want to happen.
Read the post for an explanations.