Chapter 1501 : His Leverage
Xue Yishan took out a stack of and pushed it to Wen Xinya. “Miss Wen, the leverage I am offering you is the entire marketing and sales department.”
Xue Yishan had been with the marketing and sales department for 15 years. He had the most experience among all the management there. Even the department head had entered the company later than him.
How could the other managers, who had attained their positions by way of connections, compare to Xue Yishan, who had relied solely on his own capabilities and worked his way up from the bottom? Who else would know the inner workings of the department better than him?
All these years, despite appearing mild and steadfast, he was able to more than hold his own during management discussions, even when up against the department head. This was the main reason why he was able to survive despite the machinations of his department head and the other managers.
With his help, Miss Wen would be able to take control of the marketing and sales department much more easily.
This leverage was the reason why he had dared to directly approach Miss Wen and offer this olive branch.
“Manager Xue is truly sincere.” Wen Xinya didn’t immediately reach for the She just glanced at it nonchalantly and s.h.i.+fted her eyes away.
Actually, she really wished to make use of Xue Yishan’s power within the marketing and sales department, and so those were of utmost importance to her. Nevertheless, she couldn’t display an overeagerness, or it would be a weakness that could be easily taken advantage of by others. It was like buying something at a shop. If the buyer showed an exceptional interest in an object, the seller would take advantage of that interest to raise the price.
Xue Yishan had so daringly offered such heavyweight leverage as he wanted to gain her regard and trust.
Nevertheless, she couldn’t give in to his wishes so easily. At the very least, she must let him know that to be allowed to join her faction, he must rein in his own ambitions and not make any fancy moves in front of her.
It was obvious that although Wen Xinya acknowledged the importance of those , she did not appear too enthusiastic. This had an intelligent man like Xue Yishan on his toes. “Miss Wen, to tell you the truth, the current head of the marketing and sales department was personally brought in by CEO Wen. The other managers also rose to their positions by virtue of their relations.h.i.+p with some shareholders. Due to my own background, I don’t have anyone supporting me and have had a hard time in the marketing and sales department. That’s why I wish to offer my allegiance to Miss Wen.”
Offering his allegiance and all his leverage.
It was still not enough to move this missy, as she was truly an old hand at ploys and intrigues.
It was no secret that the Wen Family father and daughter did not get along. If Wen Xinya openly tried to interfere with the Wen Corporation, the conflict between father and daughter would officially come to light. If that happened, the first thing to be impacted would be the reputation of the Wen Family. Next would be the interests of the Wen Corporation, whereby internal strife might descend upon the core management of the company, resulting in irreversible consequences.
That was why she had chosen to avoid a direct confrontation with Wen Haowen after joining the board. Instead, she had been secretly power within the Wen Corporation, slowly taking over the company bit by bit. By the time Wen Haowen realized what was happening, it would be too late for him.
A person who knew the importance of looking at the big picture, who knew how to keep a low profile and quietly plot her way, who knew how to conceal her strengths and bide her time—this was someone worth pledging his allegiance to.
The only way to move her and become part of her loyal faction was to reveal his own desperate circ.u.mstances. To let her see how much he would benefit from being on her side.
Wen Xinya was quite satisfied with Xue Yishan’s pleading “Manager Xue is a capable person. There’s no doubt you will be able to flourish in the Wen Corporation in the future.”
This was her promise.
A promise to support his ambitions.
Even without the leverage he was offering, Xue Yishan’s long experience, position, and capabilities as a marketing and sales manager were all worthy reasons for Wen Xinya to rope him in.
However, it was precisely because the leverage he was offering was so immense that if she accepted it just like that, she would end up being the party in this cooperation. She was still relatively young and inexperienced, but she knew better than anyone just how easily the tide could turn against her.
She needed loyal subjects, not a partner who had no incentive to obey her commands.
Thus, she was naturally very satisfied that Xue Yishan had revealed his weakness and completely placed himself before her feet, expressing his willingness to be loyal to her.
Xue Yishan was indeed a smart man.
Xue Yishan smiled. “Then, I humbly accept your blessings and hope they come true!”
His meeting with Wen Xinya today did not go exactly as he planned, but it was not too far off from his expectations. He knew so much about this young miss of the Wen Family that he had never once underestimated her.
After Xue Yishan left, Wen Xinya finally took up the that he had left behind. She flipped through it before handing it over to Secretary Cao. “Xue Yishan’s leverage is bigger than expected. I never realized the mess that the marketing and sales department is in. Xue Yishan is certainly a dark horse.”
If not for Wen Haowen’s suppression, such a talented man would probably have attained much greater achievements by now.
Secretary Cao couldn’t help feeling shocked after looking through the “No wonder Xue Yishan dared to claim that his leverage is the entire marketing and sales department. He is not exaggerating at all.”
It was truly amazing that Xue Yishan managed to get ahold of all this information.
Wen Xinya brewed another pot of tea and poured a cup for Secretary Cao. “Uncle Cao, what do you think of Xue Yishan?”
Wen Xinya had been secretly power within the Wen Corporation in recent years, and she truly needed capable and resourceful people like Xue Yishan to be under her. It must be said that Xue Yishan’s offer of allegiance came at an opportune time for her.
“Xue Yishan is a smart and sensible man. The fact that he chose this moment to offer his allegiance shows that he has been aware of your actions within Wen Corporation over the recent years. A person who is able to see the big picture like that is someone we should value. I am certain he will turn out to be a major force supporting you.” Secretary Cao was still rather guarded against people who actively reached out an olive branch to Wen Xinya. He had remained quiet the entire time, silently observing Xue Yishan’s every move.
Nevertheless, he was quite satisfied with Xue Yishan at this point in time.
Wen Xinya was rather shocked. This was the first time she had heard Secretary Cao offer such a high appraisal of someone. “Xue Yishan is indeed an undeniably talented person. He is ambitious, astute, shrewd, vigilant and patient enough to wait for the right opportunity. Most importantly, he is also loyal.”
Devotion and loyalty were indeed two of Xue Yishan’s best attributes, and these were the exact two qualities that had truly moved Wen Xinya.