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The Fundamental Difference Between Leading and Managing: Influence Versus Direction

George Bradt | Posted 12.06.2015 | Business
George Bradt

The most important thing for any two people to understand as they are working together is which of them is going to make which decisions so they know when they should be deciding and when they should be providing input into the others' decision.

Why Tell Stories?

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

In the last 60 seconds, here's what happened: 168 million emails were sent, 700,000 Google searches were launched, and 60 hours of YouTube videos were...

Influential Leads Social Influencers In HIV/AIDS Campaign on World AIDS Day

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

The campaign launched with the premiere of a Facebook documentary at a special screening at Facebook's New York City office and features Emmy Award-winning talk show host Ricki Lake, as well as online social influencers Wesley Stromberg, Megan Nicole, Melvin Gregg, and Sammy Wilkinson.

How to Beat ISIS: It's Counter Intuitive

Alan Kelly | Posted 11.26.2015 | World
Alan Kelly

The developed nations, and most especially the United States, have long been frustrated at their poor ability to do what diplomats and politicos carefully call winning hearts and minds.

Plays of the Panther, and Other Mind Games

Alan Kelly | Posted 11.24.2015 | Sports
Alan Kelly

In games of spin, it's the arenas of politics, business and entertainment that thrive on plays of influence. Less so in sports where laws of physics trump rules of rhetoric.

Leaders and Bystanders

Mark Pastin | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Mark Pastin

What we learn from the bystander effect is that if you are going to be ethical, you sometimes have to rise above cost-benefit analysis. For each individual bystander, the cost benefit approach says not to intervene.

Watch Students Realize Arabic And Spanish Aren't Very Different

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.11.2015 | Latino Voices

"I basically speak Arabic." That's how one Spanish speaker reacted after Barbara Estrada and Taylor Villanueva, two journalism students from the Univ...

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

The Business of Social Influence

JD Gershbein | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
JD Gershbein

Moving information within online communities is at the heart of marketing today. As networks expand, and more content is shared, new engagement patterns have emerged.

Stand Out: How to Be a LinkedIn Influencer

Irina Jordan | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
Irina Jordan

You can become a LinkedIn influencer without the official designation by being strategic about your activities focusing on the ones that build your influence.

The New Science of Stress: What You Need to Know

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

It's time for us to start having a more balanced conversation about stress. While chronic stress exists and isn't good for our mental or physical health, there is so much more to the stress story than "stress is bad."

Part II of II: Regulate Your Ins, Outs, Ups, Downs of Emotional Facility and Boost Your EQ

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Rachael O'Meara

To varying extents, each of us regulate emotions - in, out, up or down - likely hundreds of times a day, consciously and unconsciously.

How Strategy Does (and Doesn't) Explain Influence

Alan Kelly | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Alan Kelly

As described by Ovans, strategy was born out of a fascination for competition, rules of supply and demand, and an obsession for the price and pricing of hard assets. It should now focus its curiosity on the soft assets that dominate and drive the markets of all things digital.

Eat It Tina

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

"Eat it Tina" is my favorite line from the movie Napoleon Dynamite, and my family jokingly says it to our dogs and chickens. What are you eating today...

How to Become a Thought Leader People Will Actually Pay Attention To

Sarah Peterson | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

This post was originally published on FrontPageIt Thought leader. Influencer. Expert. Have you ever heard these terms and rolled your e...

A Flashmob Mentality

Janine Garner | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

When the path of one person's action becomes the path of many, the energy and momentum that results has the potential to create significant change.

Part I of 2: Boost Your Emotional Intelligence: Take The Five Day EQ Challenge

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Rachael O'Meara

We know that Emotional Intelligence can be learned, but like everything there's no quick fix. It takes time, commitment and dedication. So, how do we do it?

Cat and Mouse: Biden Bats Us Around

Alan Kelly | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

While the lion that is Donald Trump roars, there's a cat-and-mouse game that can't be discounted in the run-up to 2016. Vice President Joe Biden is sounding out allies and donors as he weighs a run for the presidency.

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

How Growing Up Poor Influenced Me to Travel

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

If you ever see me on a plane, I'll be guaranteed to be dressed up, because to me, even flying coach with the cheapest ticket possible on a crappy airline is a huge privilege that I am grateful to have.

What Does It Take to Be Influential?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

No, you can't make a difference by yourself, but everyone that you recruit can help you. If you want to succeed, you have to make people want to spread the word and just asking them to won't work. If you focus on all the tips above, you should be a long way down this road already.

Having 'Influence:' Top 10 Takeaways From the National Speakers Assn. Conference

Joan Michelson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Joan Michelson

The 2015 annual conference of the 42-year-old National Speakers Association focused on "influence," made me reflect on the fact that we are "influencing" people in every conversation no matter how small, and how important influence is to achieving our goals.

The Fifth Element of Influence Is You

Janine Garner | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

There are four key elements when it comes to life: water, earth, air and fire. But we often talk about a 'fifth element', that connecting point which ...

FOX Debate Prediction: Christie Will Trump

Alan Kelly | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Alan Kelly

While there's still time in your FOX fantasy debate draft, here are some plays from The Standard Table of Influence to consider for Thursday night's clamber in Cleveland. And, pssst, watch for Chris Christie to trump The Donald.