Posts Tagged ‘Influence’

The Case of the Giant Burrito: Why Leaders Need to Stop Trying to Motivate People

Answer:  What is “Consuming an entire burrito at lunch, which I just did.” Question: What makes it hard for you to stay motivated at work? Yes, that is an actual response I got to that question. Along with “2′ feet of fresh powder’, ‘my boss calling me into his office every 30 seconds after leg… Read More…

Video: The Key to Blockbuster Influence

Blockbuster Influence: How to Get People to Say Yes

How much time will you spend today trying to get someone to say yes to something you need done? In the ten years I’ve studied what creates the gap between wildly successful people and those who are not so successful, the same thing kept popping up. It’s the ability to get people to do things… Read More…

Leadership Qualities-6 behaviors to strengthen your leadership ability

There was a stretch of time lasting about six months that I would pick up the phone at work and be flummoxed by the most interesting scenarios happening on the other end of the line. “Sandi,” the caller would start innocently enough. “Your son is sitting in a trash can in the school yard and… Read More…

Leadership Styles: The Dangerous Habit of Leading on the Fly

As a member of the women’s leadership organization, Executive Women International, I was privileged recently to tour behind the scenes at one of the major hospitals in my area. I arrived early and decided to meander around the lobby.  I soon encountered what seemed to be “science fair” boards on display. In actuality, it was… Read More…

How to Develop A Unique Leadership Style:Leveraging Your Inner Square Peg for Success

When I was eleven years old, the Partridge Family was a staple of my Friday night television viewing and one Miss Laurie Partridge seemed to be just about the coolest a girl could be. The long silky middle parted hair, the groovy (yes, I said it, groovy) clothes, and the fact that she wailed on… Read More…

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