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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.

When Pop Had Soul and Style

Rai Mensah | Posted 09.28.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

Sitting in a large room with Jesse to talk about his style and upcoming projects turned into an intimate conversation about traveling, inspirations, and his unique style.

Forbes "Jumps The Shark" on Social Media Influence

Jure Klepic | Posted 07.24.2013 | Media
Jure Klepic

Does this signal the beginning of the end for Forbes as a knowledgeable source of business information? Have they finally "jumped the shark" on their ...

Your Best Prospects Are Your Customers' Online Friends' Friends

Chris Abraham | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business
Chris Abraham

The future of social media marketing and digital PR will require learning how to compel everyone's friend-of-a-friend to crow about their clients.

Cockroaches, Compassion, and Better Business Results

Matt Tenney | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

Compassion can be a very powerful tool for creating capital as a result of our own innovations. The heart of the entrepreneurial spirit is to help others solve problems.

Thought Followship Marketing Results in Thought Leadership

Diane Primo | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Diane Primo

In this new era of marketing, the technology infrastructure of social media and the ability it gives us to search anything--instantly--online, has made it easier for thought-followers to find what they need when they need it.

How to Get the Attention of Busy People

Adam Grant | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Three months ago, the New York Times ran a cover story on my work, "Is giving the secret to getting ahead?" Suddenly, my inbox was flooded with messages from thousands of strangers asking for help.

Do CEOs matter?

Angela Perkey | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Angela Perkey

If compensation is solely based on influence, it would be difficult to argue that anyone should be paid more than CEOs of large companies. And yes, this includes political leaders.

Are You a Leader or Just a Manager?

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

It seems that on almost a daily basis, I see or hear the words "leader" and "manager" used interchangeably. (In fact, I sometimes catch myself using t...

Mr. Ed and the Burden of Being [Seen as] a Spokesman

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media
Craig Newmark

My involvement in CL management ended well over ten years ago, and you need to look elsewhere for a CL spokesman. Getting perceived as spokesman, though, is a big pain in the butt, with no solution. The more I do, more in backchannels, the less I talk about it.

Social Media Influence Is Much More Than This Forbes List Shows

Jure Klepic | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

It seems that today everyone thinks they can write and preach about influence, even though they have no clue as to what influence is. In order to rank people on the ability to influence we need to understand influence, not just define it.

The Five P Formula for Becoming a Key Person of Influence

Kevin Harrington | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Kevin Harrington

The reality is many people are great at what they do, but they aren't fulfilled and they're stuck spinning their wheels trying to get to the next level. How do you breakout and move past the crowd?

Gun Control and Leadership

Daniel Dworkin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Daniel Dworkin

Senators have constituents to answer to -- voters and interest groups -- and winning future elections means keeping them happy. Self-preservation is logical. Self-preservation that compromises your values and negatively impacts the country is a lack of leadership.

The Critical Art of Storytelling

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Leading is about story-telling... The English writer A.S. Byatt, whose novel Possession won the esteemed Booker Prize in 1990, observed in a piece ti...

How Climate May Affect Flu's Spread

Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living

For anyone who's ever suspected that flu spreads more easily in certain kinds of climes than others, you may be on to something. The National Inst...

Obama's Cultural Power

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

President Obama has the kind of power that most politicians can't touch: cultural power. In my piece today on the relationship between the preside...

Eat Healthy! Everybody's Doing It!

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What do you think is going to lead more students to the salad bar: telling them that most of their friends eat salad, or stating that eating salad is good for you?

Influencing Your Team's Culture

Connie Dieken | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Connie Dieken

As a leader, you shape the culture of your team. You have the opportunity - and responsibility - to transform a collection of individuals into a high-performing group.