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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?

Learning Charisma

Chris Kowal | Posted 03.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Kowal

The strongest point Cuddy made in her talk wasn't about the research and discoveries made in the science, but her own inspiring story. The video becomes amazingly emotional as she strategically and masterfully makes herself vulnerable to the audience.

Hey Klout: I'm Not a Grilled Onion Cheddar Sandwich Ho

Liz Ryan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Come on, Klout. It's going to take more than a Grilled Onion Cheddar sandwich to get me on my knees, social-media-wise.

If Your CMO Isn't Social, How Can You Have a Social Business?

Jure Klepic | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

If these CMOs can't become social media influencers themselves, how can they expect to lead their companies in this crucial area?

Welcome to San Francisco, the Asian City by the Bay

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.06.2012 | San Francisco
Andrew Lam

Perhaps the biggest result in the changes in San Francisco is this: Asian children growing up in the Bay Area these days do not see themselves as a minority. If anything, they see themselves playing a central role.

The Elegance of Tellagence in Social Media Marketing

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

The major problem we have today in the social space when it comes to measuring influence is that we do not yet have a solid definition of what online influence is.

How F*ckyoumotherf*cker Taught Me Influence Trumps Authority

Jonathan Hursh | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Hursh

One of the most basic skills an entrepreneur needs to master right out of the gate is the ability to persuade others.

Finding Our Virtue

Tim Willard | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Tim Willard

We cannot expect high civility from our national leaders or our own public discourse until we return to the high pursuit of virtuous leading and living. It's time to do the hard work of the good, the beautiful work of the virtue.

Enough. Stop Interrupting Me!

Connie Dieken | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

We're living in an impatient, impulsive, instant gratification world. Interrupting, interjecting and talking over others has become the new norm. Seems everybody wants to get a word in edgewise.

Mindful Media: Images and Voices of Hope

Rory O'Connor | Posted 12.02.2012 | Media
Rory O'Connor

It often feels more like we are all navigating a minefield of media! That's why it was so refreshing recently to attend and speak at Mind Full Media 2012.

5 Questions to Test Your Influence

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 12.02.2012 | Small Business
Rayanne Thorn

We spend so much time striving for more, wanting more. Working hard to get ahead seems like an endless race against the rest of mankind. Kind of like laundry at my house, it is never completely done.

What Do The Emperor's New Clothes Have in Common with Social Media Influence?

Jure Klepic | Posted 11.23.2012 | Business
Jure Klepic

Buzz and awareness are not the new clothes when it comes to influence. Until someone can track the true behavior change that an influencer causes by a message, it is virtually the Emperor's New Clothes all over again but until then, "he really doesn't have anything on at all," does he?