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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.

How To Actually Have Influence

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to become good at influencing others, then you simply need to learn how. It's not magic, and it's certainly not innate. It may sometimes feel innate, but that's because people are often able to pick up on effective strategies implicitly, through experience and observation.

6 Influencer Engagement Tips From the TV Show Shark Tank

Blake Landau | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

Whether it's an investor or an influencer, there will come a time when you have only five minutes to make the most important pitch of your life. That brings me to one of the best shows on television, Shark Tank.

How to Influence Fellow Senior Leaders

Connie Dieken | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Connie Dieken

Membership on a senior leadership team gives you immense cachet. You're in a circle of highly visible, powerful leaders.

Want to Be an Influencer? Be Service Oriented

Blake Landau | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Blake Landau

Is it just me or do you too feel that people are so focused on building their "street cred" online they've forgotten their manners? They've forgotten what it means to be service-oriented.

5 Tips on How to Be an Influencer

Blake Landau | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

It's only a matter of time before influence has a direct affect on your career opportunities, career autonomy, wealth, respect and success. The time to build a Social ID is now.

Glass Ceilings...

David Trumble | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

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Influencers vs. Advocates in New Media

Kevin Price | Posted 03.23.2013 | Technology
Kevin Price

There are a broad range of individuals who can be called advocates, because they are often a "dime a dozen," while others can also get paid large amounts for promoting certain brands and products.

Influence Marketing vs. Sales Strategy

Sam Fiorella | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Sam Fiorella

Consumers, bloggers, and social celebrities with high social influence scores can amplify a brand's message and even a recommend a product they love or are paid to promote, but how targeted is their audience? Are they even in the buying cycle?