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

Mark Fidelman | Posted 12.17.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 11.29.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 10.28.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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.

It's Story Time: Corporate Storytelling Brings Results

Anne Loehr | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

The power of storytellers sharing their lives with the audience cannot be underestimated. The same power can be brought to your business with corporate storytelling.

What's the Point

Tim McDonald | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

When I start asking myself, "What do I want people to take away from this?" That's when everything falls apart. Frustration takes over because I could drive myself nuts thinking of how to phrase my words perfectly so that the majority of people will walk away with the information I want them to.

Do You Have Captive Value?

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

I just recently wrapped teaching my annual Women's Leadership course at the Hult International Business School here in San Francisco. By design, the ...

Being a Leader of Influence

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Leadership is the product of multiple factors, not the least of which is influence. Leaders understand that a primary part of their job is to influence others towards a desired outcome.

Approve of Yourself First: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Become Your Greatest Fan

Anthony Silard | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. -- Hermann Hesse Do you ...

5 Ways to Measure the Impact of Your Personal Influence

Dianna Booher | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Do you know how much your personal influence is worth? How much does your organization value your contributions? Can you communicate that value to y...

How to Provoke Change Without Alienating Your Peers

Ted Harro | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Ted Harro

If you're trying to influence a team or a workplace, start there. Start with a mindset of service. Build curiosity, humor, respect, and appreciation on top of that attitude. Then persistently pursue excellence with your new colleagues.

To the Unlikely Role Model Who Changed My Life

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Good News
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Mr. Ray made me think critically about the future for the first time, and he did it by showing me what I could become.

How Should Brands Choose Online Influencers?

Daniel Newman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Daniel Newman

Reach means nothing if nobody is listening.

The Singularity of Organization Is Influence

Stephanie Michele | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Generating, moderating and channeling influence has become the most important thing that any company can invest in, so why aren't more doing it?

The Big Question That Changes Everything

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Then I asked the pivotal question, "How would you want this handled if you were one of the performers?" That changed everything. Instead of firing people, they decided to clarify expectations, to see if the people even knew what was expected of them.