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Ready to be a Thought Leader? How to increase Your Influence, Impact, and Success by Denise Brosseau

In Ready to be a Thought Leader? How to increase Your Influence, Impact, and Success, Denise Brosseau provides excellent guidance on how to become a thought leader. She presents a well-thought-out roadmap, breaks it down into manageable steps and shares stories of inspiring people who are models for the behavior. These stories both demonstrate that [...]

By |2017-03-03T21:44:34-05:00August 28th, 2014|Influence, Initiative|0 Comments

Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future by Dorie Clark

If you are interested in personal branding, you should read and follow Dorie Clark.  Period.  There are many other good resources available, but Dorie is one of the top people to follow in this area. Read her on Harvard Business Review and Forbes; follow her on Facebook and Twitter and not only read her posts, but see what she [...]

By |2018-08-26T07:27:19-04:00August 14th, 2014|Influence, Initiative|0 Comments

Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success

A few years ago, a colleague and I were discussing (and were envious of) one particular executive who has a commanding presence when he enters a room when he was in a meeting.  After our conversation, I read Developing Executive Presence Joshua Ehrilch who identified general principles to improve executive presence: focus; use body language; reflect [...]

By |2014-08-06T09:04:52-04:00August 7th, 2014|Influence|0 Comments

Does having power make you happy?

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Yes, according to Art Markman in Psychology Today in his review and summary of a report entitled "The Good Life of the Powerful: The Experience of Power and Authenticity Enhances Subjective Well-Being" published in  March 2013 by Psychological Science.  Markman reports that the researchers (Yona Kifer, Daniel Heller, Wei Qi Elaine Perunovic, [...]

By |2015-01-30T14:19:45-05:00July 24th, 2014|Influence|0 Comments

What makes ideas contagious?

The goal for many people is to become famous – to be recognized, talked about, respected.  The goal for many people who create content is similar – they want their content to be talked about and shared.  They want it to be contagious – readily transferred from person to person.  But how do you do [...]

By |2019-01-03T16:45:32-05:00October 3rd, 2013|Influence|0 Comments

Power and Influence by John Kotter

Had I read Power and Influence:  Beyond Formal Authority by John Kotter, published in 1985, sooner, perhaps I might have avoided some of the pitfalls and frustrations that I have encountered in my career.  Kotter offers many helpful observations and theories.  There are three, in particular, on which I want to focus:  the importance of [...]

By |2014-07-25T20:25:07-04:00April 14th, 2013|Influence, Initiative|1 Comment

Secrets from the Science of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini and Steve Martin

Secrets from the Science of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini and Steve Martin is a great 12 minute video that shows the six factors that persuade people to say "yes" to requests of others --six shortcuts to decision-making. Reciprocity -- the obligation to give back to others when they receive something first --basically returning a favor. [...]

The New Thought Leadership – Establishing Our Personal Brand in a Social World — Dorie Clark

The New Thought Leadership - Establishing Our Personal Brand in a Social World.  Dorie Clark, of whom I am quickly becoming a  big fan, gave a talk at the Inbound Marketing Summit in October 2012 and it appears at podomatic.  In it, she describes techniques to improve your personal branding and develop yourself as thought [...]

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