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Influence

What's the Point

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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 07.03.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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.

The Strategy of Sochi: Did Censorship or Friendship Define the Winter Games?

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media
Alan Kelly

Sochi was a showcase for soft power strategy and there is no doubt that influence plays were being run.

The Egonomics of Clout (Klout): Don't Let Ego Outrank Your Influence in Business

Andy Betts | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Andy Betts

Quality content is a key catalyst in the formation of influence. Klout is now aiming to present content from others that can be shared.

5 Myths About Introverts and Extraverts at Work

Adam Grant | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

I've noticed that despite growing social and professional acceptance, introverts are still wildly misunderstood. People may be more open about being introverts, but they cling to assumptions that don't stand up to the test of rigorous evidence. It's time to debunk five myths.

2014: The Year of the Brand Influencer

Daniel Newman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Daniel Newman

If there is one thing that I have learned in my career, it is that the money always follows the trends. In a world gone social, we are influenced by our trusted network at a rate of near 90 percent and that alone speaks volume for where things are heading.

Attract Smarter Support Sooner

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Multiply the power of your positive words by sharing your praise with the people who most matter to that person.

Women Must Have a Seat at the Table

Vicki Donlan | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Vicki Donlan

Getting a seat at the table means having an opportunity to share a different perspective, one that is based on experiences. Therefore, the greater diversity of perspective the more likelihood of finding solutions.

4 Ways To Become More Empowered

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The substantial effort and work that are required for us to demonstrate a real influence in our environment is extremely worthwhile, as it is guaranteed to produce not only real life improvements but psychological and emotional payoffs that are just as valuable and even longer lasting.

What GQ's Influence List Gets Wrong

Connie Dieken | Posted 01.27.2014 | Media
Connie Dieken

The real issue is whether any of them -- and more importantly, whether YOU -- create ongoing experiences that lead others seek your voice, trust you, and willingly follow your lead.

7 Steps to Smash Fear in the Face

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

Take the time to examine what's really got you stuck, get real with the best and worst possible outcomes, look at the possibilities from every angle, and then, finally, decide for yourself which is going to reign victorious -- your fears or your audacity!

5 Reasons Why Most Life and Business Coaches Fail

Jairek Robbins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jairek Robbins

Regardless of what "type" of coach they are, there are some very similar patterns that you see in the ones who are unbelievably successful and clearly defined patterns in the ones you see that are struggling immensely.

7 Sneaky Influence Tactics You Never Saw Coming

Adam Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

What if we didn't let them get away with it? Next time someone uses one of these techniques on you, I hope you'll be more likely to recognize it, and resist.

Having Guts Could Solve All Our Economic Problems

James C. Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
James C. Gibson

When I played soccer in college I noticed there was one thing every one of my teammates had in common. They all had confidence. After the long years o...

Will Millennials Sing Along With Brand Advocates?

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jure Klepic

A well-balanced use of influencers and advocates must play a role in any successful marketing campaign that targets the millennial generation.

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court May Give This Guy Even More Influence

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign finance case set to be argued before the Supreme Court on Oct. 8 could expand the political power of the super wealthy, acc...

How Cults Rewire the Brain

Michael D. Langone | Posted 11.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Michael D. Langone

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAre there phenomena within the cultic studies field that we might better understand if we considered brain research and theorizing? Two come to mind: (1) susceptibility to influence, (2) trauma.