We were recently introduced to this power mapping tool. The simplicity of it rocked our world. We have been teaching the concept of power mapping in our leadership programs for years. We love the way this is a one page easy to understand tool. Download the tool at the bottom of this article.
Power mapping is a leadership tool and process. No matter what you are leading (could be an issue, policy change, campaign etc) a power map is one of the first things we suggest you do. It’s all about the people. It will help you and your team to identify; Your allies; Your opponents; Your targets and Your influencers (ie who can do the influencing in order to reach a specific goal.)
Each of these people exist, it’s great to be able to get clear about who is who! It’s all about developing relationships.