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Influence

The Power of Your Words

Darren Hardy | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Darren Hardy

You have a responsibility to the people you care about. Your words, your validation, your affirmation can change people's lives. This is as true for your children and your spouse as it is your clients.

Leaders: 5 Warning Signs You're Losing Your Influence

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

The truth is, leadership is about influence. After all, if you can't inspire and influence your team to accomplish your organization's purpose, then you won't get very far.

How to Override the Assumptions Others Make About You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When it comes to perceiving you, your colleagues are (without realizing it) relying heavily on assumptions, the miserly brain's favorite shortcut.

It Is a Matter of Trust

Christa Dowling | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Christa Dowling

These last years have eroded that feeling of trust. The erosion of the value system has increased the distrust in the sense of direction; trust has imploded. It is like bruising the wings of a butterfly, or the blossom of a flower; it cannot be repaired.

Are You Hooked: The Impact of Social Media on Our Lives

Marianna Glynska | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Marianna Glynska

Overuse of social media might lead us to the future with almost no real conversations. It's in a way easier to talk while hiding behind our profiles as we can create our own personas, an image of ourselves that has nothing to do with the reality.

Out of Argentina

Anna Clark | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Anna Clark

At 22, I thought a career in diplomacy would be my way to make a mark on the world. Propelled by vague dreams of joining the foreign service, I moved back in with my parents to save up and spent the next year planning my trip.

I'm Kinda Sorry: Hillary's Plays on Her Emailing Ways

Alan Kelly | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Instead of running at the revelations of her private email service, she preferred to finesse the foment with signature testing, freezing and diverting strategies.

How to Become a Person of Influence

Catriona Pollard | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Whether you are looking for a new career challenge, growing your business or starting a new company, becoming a person of influence in your industry can be very rewarding -- both personally and professionally.

Best Smile in Portland, Oregon

Erin Donley | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News
Erin Donley

A sincere smile, an overdue phone call, or a handwritten thank-you note can shift the mood of a day.

10 Keys to Turning Business Systems Into More Profit

Marty Zwilling | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Successful entrepreneurs often start with a "random" idea, but they quickly focus their efforts and follow a "system" to organize their startup and maximize the clout of their activities. Too many entrepreneur "wannabes" never get past the idea stage, or strike out randomly in many directions.

Much of Society's Unrest Caused By Barrage of Negative Stereotypes in Films

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.27.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

To have more positive outcomes, we need to have a balance of positive images. We all say we want positive images, but what is positive, to whom and for what purpose?

5 Things We Can Learn From the Top 20 Most Engaging Skateboarding Channels on YouTube

Mark Fidelman | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Mark Fidelman

This platform has something more - much more than the old VCR tapes. That platform is of course YouTube which allows and encourages the active participation of its viewers through sharing, commenting and interacting with the content uploaded there.

Sharpen Your Influence, Strengthen Your Leadership

Austin Schneider | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

Growing up, I'm sure you heard the expression, "If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you go too?" Time and time again we were told not to be a negative influence on others, and to choose friends who would be a positive influence.

Peer Pressure Affects Your Decisions And Purchases More Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living

We often think that we have far more control over our actions than we really do. According to a new study, peer pressure has the power to weaken o...

"Me": The Most Valuable Brand

Diane Primo | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Diane Primo

Younger generations are busily and, in many cases strategically, building their own brand. And if CMOs, CEOs or anyone with something to market can GET that their No. 1 Brand is themselves, and mine that accordingly, then these self-branding youth will help businesses build their brands.

The 'Wisdom of Friends' Powers Brand Advocacy

Ted Rubin | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business
Ted Rubin

We are hearing so much now about social media creating a shift from "the wisdom of crowds" to "the wisdom of friends," but what does that really mean for brand advocacy? A lot. It's this "wisdom of friends" that brings a new "social power" to Brand Advocacy.

What I Learned About Influence From Peter Drucker

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Think of the years that you have spent "perfecting your craft." Think of all of the knowledge that you have accumulated. Think about how your knowledge can potentially benefit your organization. How much energy have you invested in acquiring all of this knowledge?

Can We Make People Want to Change?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We can certainly influence others with our love, peace and joy, but even that does not give us control. A major part of inner healing is learning to accept our lack of control over others' intent to learn or protect.

The Influential In-box

Connie Dieken | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Connie Dieken

It's time to think outside the in-box. Email is inefficient. It's bloated and broken.

Telling Stories

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Stories convey information in a very unique way. Plus, they're so much more interesting and engaging than facts, bar graphs or pie charts.

This Week, We're All Gay: Supreme Court's Pass Is a Play

Alan Kelly | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Alan Kelly

Our laws define us, if even by force, and so we move forward, wearing the shoes of the disenfranchised.

Franz Kline: The Forgotten Abstract Expressionist?

Matthew Israel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Many people remember Kline because his large-scale zoomed-in gestures resonate at both four feet and hundreds of feet away. This has led to the view that his works are just big black-on-white gestures, akin to big details of a de Kooning.

3 Reasons to Revel in the Mistakes of Others

Steve J. Martin | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Steve J. Martin

Gaffes made by others make it so much easier for us to recognize them for the blunders that they are.

Waning Influence of Religion in America

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

On Monday of this past week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a poll taken earlier this month about religion, with this heading, "Public Sees Religion's Influence Waning." The survey addressed a wide range of religious topics relating to life in America.

The Overachiever's Guide to Junior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

Identify a second faculty mentor for research. Meet at least once a semester with both of your faculty mentors to explore research opportunities, including paid summer experiences. Also, if you plan on applying to graduate school, request letters of recommendation.