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Hillary's Peacock, Jeb's Crowd and Donald's Trump

Alan Kelly | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

This week offered a trifecta of plays in the game of presidential campaigning. Three personalities, each larger than life, made their candidacies and causes officially known.

When You Have a Chance to Influence the Universe

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.17.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

You are living the stories and taking the pictures that others will talk about and see in the future; you are taking the pictures they will stare at some day. We will be those ghosts in the hallways 100 years from now.

Rand and Bernie: Running Plays on Patriot Acts and Plutocrats

Alan Kelly | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

In the plays for the presidency 2016, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is a Libertarian running as a Republican. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is a Socialist running as a Democrat. Each subscribes to an ideology that the American two-party system eschews.

Big Money, Big Names & Charity: An Unhealthy Mix?

Sue Veres Royal | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Sue Veres Royal

In essence, charity helps people who need help -- period. They are not -- and should never be -- the branding and marketing machine behind a celeb-du-jour, they should not be the playground on which the wealthy can hang out with the popular.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

I'm Freddy Gray, Says Hillary. And You're Rich, Says Bernie

Alan Kelly | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

How might Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, reflect on Hillary's Baltimore-soaked bravado?

What Is High Performance?

Brendon Burchard | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

We all want to be our best, but not just during short bursts or when we need to be at our "peak." We want to live and maintain our full potential,...

The Power Of Power

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

I always suspected I had it, but I got definitive proof right before lunch on a sunny Friday in Miami in Mrs. Weprin's third grade classroom when I was all of 8 years old. In that moment, I realized how powerful I was, and I have never forgotten how that felt. Ever

6 Principles of Influence You Can Use For Your Cause [INFOGRAPHIC]

Brady Josephson | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Last week I attended one of my favourite conferences/events, The Art of Marketing, and was able to hear Dr. Robert Cialdini present on social influence (among other great speakers - more to come).

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.