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UIDP Conversations | Cynthia Sweet on leading through influence, not authority

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Cynthia Sweet | August 2020

Cynthia Sweet, the University of Pittsburgh’s associate vice chancellor for economic partnerships, on partnership intentionality, building internal and external relationships, and leading through influence rather than authority.


There are so many people working towards partnerships, and we don’t control all of those activities or the actions of others. And so you really have to rely on the relationships you build internally and externally. You lead through influence rather than authority.