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Janine Garner | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Janine Garner

It wasn't me - it was him/her... I tried but they wouldn't let me... It's too hard to do that... I didn't make it because (insert relevant excuse) got...

Good Karma at the Workplace: Positive Energy Produces Stellar Results

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.04.2017 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.

Chasing a Dream? 4 Reasons You Better Run in Work Boots

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.29.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

In 2014, I released an indie book, "Purple People Leader." While the message (leading without bias) is hugely important to me, I actually published i...

Both Parties Agree: Selling Out Is Worth It

Michael Winship | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Michael Winship

Pity poor Washington. No doubt breaking the hearts of elected and appointed government officials, their staffs and hangers-on, a blog at the Center for Responsive Politics reports that the "influence industry appears to be contracting, and the trend continued in 2015."

Undercover Influence: How to Succeed When You Don't Like the Limelight

Rye Taylor | Posted 01.28.2017 | Business
Rye Taylor

You fight to make a living everyday or die trying. So how do you make an impact on this world without having your name in lights?

WTF Is Organizational Culture?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Garrett Mintz

Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.

7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 01.13.2017 | Science
Meiko S. Patton

By using current research out of academic institutions and research organizations around the world, she's able to share the latest people science in an actionable, applicable and un-boring ways.

7 Content Marketing Tactics That Boost Sales and Influence Buyer Behaviors

Danny Wong | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Danny Wong

When used to its greatest advantage, content marketing can create a relationship between a company and its customers. With content, salespeople can ad...

9 Habits of Profoundly Influential People

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Influential people aren't buffeted by the latest trend or by public opinion. They form their opinions carefully based on the facts. They're more than willing to change their mind when the facts support it, but they aren't influenced by what other people think, only by what they know.

Plays of 2015: Drafts, Darts and Dodges of The Donald

Alan Kelly | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Alan Kelly

In 2015, there's little doubt that plays (aka, influence strategies) were run in the race for The White House. Here are this year's awards for the best and worst in political playmaking.

How I Made It to India Without Spending a Dime

Alfred E. Blake IV | Posted 12.21.2016 | College
Alfred E. Blake IV

Help someone along the way, be a positive influence, lead like a champion and whomever you inspire or help with positive change, you travel with him or her to the heights of the world.

The Fundamental Difference Between Leading and Managing: Influence Versus Direction

George Bradt | Posted 11.24.2016 | 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 12.02.2016 | 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 12.02.2016 | 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 11.26.2016 | 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 11.23.2016 | 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 11.20.2016 | 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 11.02.2016 | 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 10.21.2016 | 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 10.09.2016 | 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 10.05.2016 | 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 09.29.2016 | 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 09.25.2016 | 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 09.18.2016 | 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...