Five traits that will make you more influential: How to build your personal mojo

Did you ever work with someone who everyone liked? Their advice is always appreciated. Their opinions are always sought after. This person is an integral part of your team and has serious mojo when it comes to dealing with others. This person is a great influencer, but how did they get there?
Two types of skills are essential for success in the workplace. There are “hard skills” that you can either acquire through formal education, or can be validated through certifications and testing. These are the skills employers would want to see on your resume. Soft skills are key to project managers who are successful in the workplace.
However, what makes successful people different is not the skills one can learn from instruction. These skills are known as “soft skills” and are key to success in the workplace. These skills can’t be taught but you can practice them. It’s the only way to develop your own mojo.
Let’s take a look a commonality of influential people and see how we can use these in our work day.
Who are you?
Don’t be afraid of being authentic. If you are authentic in your presentation, people will be more inclined to listen to what you have to share.
If you decide that you are a jacket-and-trousers type of person, it’s okay to wear that to work every day. It will be easier to communicate with your colleagues if your outfit is comfortable and reflective of your personality.
It’s not okay to lose your professionalism when you meet up for happy hour or at the company retreat. Be proud of how you communicate online and offline. Your “offline brand” is what you should be focusing on and your social media presence should reflect that. Your online image can have an impact on how others perceive you.
OK Now, Be You
A little personality can make a big difference in interactions, especially if you are in a position to influence others. Influence requires others to believe what your words are. If you are used to keeping your work conversations private and limiting your personal information, this might be a sign that you need to get out of your comfort zone. While you don’t have to share everything that happened over the weekend with your coworkers, it’s a good idea to have informal conversations with them. It’s a great idea to have a sense of humor. Don’t force yourself to be funny if you aren’t. You are showing them that you care. Naturally, they will see parts of you.
Get involved
In calculating your worth, actions are more important than words. If you can’t follow through with your arguments, you won’t be able to gain influence over your colleagues. Show others that you are serious and follow through by volunteering to do a fair amount of the work.
Don’t just say that you’re going do something. Get involved and do it well. It will be more productive to work hard at small, manageable tasks than trying to do too much. Be consistent with your actions and efforts. Your personal mojo will be built by being reliable and consistent. Don’t just say, show.
Influence does not mean being right all the time. Influence is not about being right all the time. Influence is the ability to make and voice wise decisions. It is not making a decision if you have all the thoughts in your head without consulting others.
Listen to others. Encourage them to speak up if they aren’t saying anything. The more you listen to others, the more you will be able to help them.