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Influence

How Should Brands Choose Online Influencers?

Daniel Newman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Daniel Newman

Reach means nothing if nobody is listening.

The Singularity of Organization Is Influence

Stephanie Michele | Posted 03.12.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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 02.21.2014 | 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 02.19.2014 | 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.

Hey Women: It All Matters -- Even Money and Power

Jodi Detjen | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Jodi Detjen

Women have been excluded from the power structure for too long. Women live longer than men, yet make decisions that reduce their ability to live a financially stable life after retirement because "tangible, material rewards aren't supposed to be important."

Britain Has to Lead With Soft Power

Indra Adnan | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Cameron, like Blair, cries: we can't stand idly by, wringing our hands. Damn right: take action but not of the killing kind.

Live Event Marketing - Content Strategy's New Star... and the Most Underutilized Content Marketing Tool!

Diane Primo | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Diane Primo

Customers remember experiences--from what they saw or heard to whom they met--far longer than they'll recall what they read in social media, a blog, an eNewsletter or a case study.

From Words to Action: Putting Your Conversational Intelligence™ To Work

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 10.24.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Culture transformation is an advanced leadership skill. The primary way to change a culture is to use your Conversational Intelligence to create an...

Why Bosses And Teachers Have So Much Power Over Families

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

We talk about you at dinner. Almost every night, our spouse or child gives us a recap of your day. We hear about your moods, what you said or did, sometimes, we even hear about your wardrobe and facial expressions.

A Letter to Men Who Trust Women

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Reproductive health's now center-stage in political debates and legislation. Men really can, should, and do play an important role in all of this.

Don't Even Think About Reading This Post

Adam Grant | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

It's maddening when people do the opposite of what we tell them to do. Remind your boss to look at a report, and he puts it off longer. Discourage a friend from taking a job, and she accepts it. You're reading this post, even though the headline demanded the exact opposite.