Leadership & Influence

N2Growth Blog

You cannot be a effective leader without influence. Let me make this as simple as I can – if you’re a leader, influence needs to be a competency. The key to developing influence is understanding that contacts and relationships are not synonymous.

Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

So much so, that I have really come to cringe every time I hear the word efficiency. It’s not really that there is anything wrong with becoming more efficient, but what I find is that far too many executives major in the minors when it comes to efficiency. Efficient v.

Why Influence Matters

N2Growth Blog

Leadership without influence – isn’t. In fact, understanding how to leverage the influence factor can make a defining difference in your ability to drive change, build cohesive teams, and to successfully implement strategic vision.

Efficiency is the Wrong Mindset for a Leader

Leading Blog

Efficiency always seems like the right answer. And yet while efficiency is critical and often a competitive advantage, it is a problem when it becomes a mindset that is applied to everything we do; when it becomes an excuse for our lack of real connection.

Building Influence – 6 Ways to Earn Respect

RapidStart Leadership

What’s the secret to building influence? One evening not too long ago, someone gave me a brief demonstration of how to go about building influence, and showed that any of us can do it, if we are willing to make the effort. How do you go about building influence?

Stop Limiting Your Productivity: Change Your Influencers

Jason Womack

Efficiency/Effectiveness Mentoring Performance“How are you?” a colleague asks. “So So busy” you reply; all you can think of is how much pressure you’re under. Another typical day in the life of getting things done. Have you ended a day recently where everything on.

How To Create Lasting Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Understanding how to leverage the influence factor can make a defining difference in your ability to drive change, build cohesive teams, and to successfully implement strategic vision. As a leader your “Influence Quotient” is the IQ you need to pay attention to.

Are You Trading Attention for Influence?

Leading Blog

A good leader seeks to influence and connect with everyone they touch and not just those ardent supporters in their camp. P EGGY NOONAN brought up some great thoughts in her editorial, A Rash Leader in a Grave Time that would be good for us to consider in any time.

How Digital Process Innovation Can Influence Organisational Change In The Finance Sector

Strategy Driven

They will be able to quickly identify areas where there is room for improvement or new ways of working, including making processes more efficient or even outsourcing work where possible. The finance sector as we know it is being transformed by new technology.

Effective Handling of Employee Personal Problems is Critical to Maintaining Workforce Efficiency

Strategy Driven

In addition, it can also have a negative impact on co-workers who become distracted or influenced by the personal issues introduced into the workforce. You just finished reading Effective Handling of Employee Personal Problems is Critical to Maintaining Workforce Efficiency !

Change management and sales: influencing the buying decision path

Strategy Driven

But until the stakeholders (decision makers, influencers, appropriate managers) agree that making a purchase is the only way to get where they want to end up, and all of the people that will touch the new solution buy-in to altering the status quo (their policies, relationships, rules, past decisions, job descriptions, etc), they will not make a purchase or a change: they will continue the dysfunctional behavior even when an ideal solution is right in front of them.

Your 5-Day Accountability Buddy

Jason Womack

I've been thinking quite a bit about influence since it’s our theme at Get Momentum this month and I'm finalizing the seminar members will attend on Thursday this week. (To Efficiency/Effectiveness PerformanceTo see the :41 second video, click here.) Whether you're leading.

3 Major Factors Affecting Employee Productivity and Overall Impact

Career Advancement

Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all. The PVI Model — Perception, Visibility, Influence— seemed designed to empower employees to take back control of their careers. Influence.

3 questions great leaders ask

Jason Womack

And, if you could save time, lead better and get more done with influence, would you want to? Efficiency/Effectiveness MITs - Most Important Things PerformanceWhen you choose people to look up to, what are the qualities you ave in mind? If those two questions are interesting.

Death by Data

Mills Scofield

It’s hard to have data show us the subtle societal, cultural, behavioral “whys” of influence; Used to make things more efficient instead of more effective. Yes, efficiency (or optimization to be more eloquent) still rules for most of business today.

Be Known Positively

Nathan Magnuson

The positive effects of smiling are so poignant that Dale Carnegie devoted an entire chapter to it in his classic book How to Win Friends and Influence People. Anticipating the needs of others is one of the most compelling ways to influence when you’re not in charge.

126: Holacracy – An Agile Management System for a Rapidly Changing World | with Brian Robertson

Engaging Leader

On Engaging Leader, we’ve often discussed how 21st-century teams require going beyond traditional command-and-control leadership (which I call Influence 2.0) to a more interactive mode that I call “engagership” or Influence 3.0. One crucial principle of Influence 3.0

Manager's Answer Book

Coaching Tip

Here are some ideas for making meetings more efficient and productive: *Develop ground rules, such as, "Everyone has an equal voice in meetings.". Source: The Manager's Answer Book: Powerful Tools to Build Trust and Teams, Maximize Your Impact and Influence, and Respond to Challenges . Writing a book is a journey throughout our careers, where we have encountered situations and had experiences that have now been incorporated into the "The Manager's Answer Book".

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How Leaders Can Help Others Influence Them

Harvard Business Review

He was talking about how to help leaders influence others. I asked him, “Do you also teach leaders how to be influenced by others?” We still believe that the essence of leadership is about influencing others to do what we want them to do.

Radically Change Your Leadership, Today

Leadership Freak

Efficient systems don’t work apart from people. Anger Appreciation Courage Fear Influence Insecurity Leading Marks of leaders Mistakes Motivation Optimism Passion Personal Growth Strengths Taking others higher Trust Values mission & vision Leadership Development Organizational DevelopmentHow do you make people feel? The way you make people feel may be the most important thing about your leadership. Relentlessly looking ahead to noble destinations is never enough.

Getting the Most from the Human Element

Nathan Magnuson

Automation has added enormous business efficiency over the years and will continue. Communication Culture Engagement Influence Organizational Effectiveness brand ambassadors engagement purpose trust

Understanding The Value Of Charisma In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

As I told one conference attendee, you can’t inspire people over the long term by saying how these new measures will make us 30% more efficient than before, or will help us to cut operating costs by 18%.

Calling for a More Efficient Way of Communicating

Harvard Business Review

This revised communication had the desired enterprise influence. The surest way of encouraging this is to actually make email efficiencies and effectiveness a part of performance reviews. While efficiency shouldn't always be prized above personalization, personal flourishes that undermine efficiency waste time and attention. [For more, visit the Communication Insight Center.]. A busy executive — aren't they all?

Radically Change Your Leadership, Today

Leadership Freak

Efficient systems don’t work apart from people. Anger Appreciation Courage Fear Influence Insecurity Leading Marks of leaders Mistakes Motivation Optimism Passion Personal Growth Strengths Taking others higher Trust Values mission & vision Leadership Development negative emotional states Organizational Development** How do you make people feel? The way you make people feel may be the most important thing about your leadership. It’s frequently the most neglected.

Research: Business School Really Does Influence How Students Make Decisions Later On

Harvard Business Review

But how well schools meet this goal, and to what extent their teaching influences their students’ leadership, is an open question. Although some academics deplore how little influence management theory has on business practices and society, our study demonstrates that it does seem to have an impact in the long run. Andy Roberts/Getty Images. The overarching goal of most business schools is to train future leaders to lead.

3 Reasons to Kill Influencer Marketing

Harvard Business Review

A recent study of 1300 marketers found that 74% of them planned to invest in influencer marketing over the next 12 months. So before you embark on another influencer campaign, consider that these three reasons why it’s a waste of time and money. Malcolm Gladwell is probably the person most responsible for the massive interest in influencer marketing. We’ve seen how they’ve influenced us, so it seems plausible that they play a role in spreading ideas.

It’s the Manager: Moving from Boss to Coach

Leading Blog

The old boss-to-employee, command-and-control leadership environment has “worked” when it comes to building process-efficiency systems, engineering large buildings, and creating infrastructure.

Research: How Investors’ Reading Habits Influence Stock Prices

Harvard Business Review

A cornerstone of efficient and transparent markets is freely available information. But does the mere action of placing a piece of financial news in the public domain make it readily seen and efficiently reflected in stock prices? For example, professors David Hirshleifer, Sonya Lim, and Siew Teoh of the University of California and DePaul University show that the market is less efficient in processing earnings announcements when a large number of releases occur at the same time.

Why Businesses Must Grasp Millennial Thinking or Face Economic Calamity

Great Leadership By Dan

Millennials grew up under very different circumstances than Baby Boomers and Generation X, though, and the way in which they came of age greatly influenced them. Guest post from Gui Costin: When it comes to shopping and buying, the Millennial generation appears to play by its own rules.

16 Rules for Effective Decision-Making

Leading Blog

When improving and organization, also pay attention to the best and most efficient processes. Even if their influence on decision-making today is minimal, the new normal means this may change sooner than you expect. W HERE WE GO in life is determined by the choices we make.

Essentials Of Executive Sponsorship (Part One)

Lead Change Blog

Improve efficiency? Reflect on past decisions and points of influence; whether the leader made decisions on data, facts and ROI, or on ideas, innovation and culture.This can help you frame your argument. Note: This is the first of a three-part series.

How to Be an Engaging Leader in a World of Robotics, AI, and Digitization

Leading Blog

M ANY of today’s leaders are saying: I know leadership is about people, not tasks; effectiveness, not efficiency. Listening is a tangible action that engaging leaders employ to demonstrate that they value the Millennials in their sphere of influence.

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Is Your Organization Digitally Mature?

Leading Blog

Digital strategy isn’t just thinking of new initiatives that enable organizations to do business in the same way but slightly more efficiently. Today’s leaders need to lead through influence rather than through command and control. W E’RE not in Kansas anymore.

Since when was marketing not human-centric?

Strategy Driven

In an age where influencers on social media have an ultimate say in what is good and what is bad, only the best companies survive. Having the right Influencers beside you in your marketing campaign will make everything more effective and help your message reach as many people as possible.

5 Insights to Managing Chaordic Tension

Leading Blog

But on the other side of that equation is the influence of sound business practices, planning, due diligence, and adaptability on business success. C ONDUCTING your own orchestra. Running your own ship. Self-employment. Putting your stamp on the world.

Three Conversations Change Agents Must Master

Change Starts Here

Out of necessity to be efficient, we rely on change tools that reach multiple people at once, like meetings, training, and a host of communication methods. However, the most effective means of influencing individuals is in one-on-one conversations. Engaging in difficult conversations is one of the crucial skills a change agent must have to be a successful influencer. InfluenceOrganizational change ultimately occurs one person at a time.

6 Reasons You’re Not Thinking Clearly

Great Leadership By Dan

And, it’s the enemy to efficiency, productivity, and a healthy bottom line. Few of us are in control of our time but those who are, or who can influence how time is spent by others, should invest in giving people a percentage of their time for assessments and problem solving. Achieving clarity is hard work—but it can be liberating, productive, efficient—and lucrative. Guest post from Karen Martin: Ambiguity has become the status quo in most of our organizations.

Let’s Get Rid of Management

Lead Change Blog

They worry about the efficiency of the organization and the quality of its output. Leadership is about the influence of people. They elevate the power of people over the efficiency of procedure.

Does Your Email Inbox Dictate Your Day — And Should It?

Great Leadership By Dan

That in itself creates stress, increases the chance for error, and reduces overall efficiency. Dianna helps organizations communicate clearly and leaders to expand their influence by a strong executive presence.

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What The Kid Did With His Chance

Lead Change Blog

Like parents and their children, the sense of pride that exudes from seeing someone develop and flourish is probably what attracts most of us to consider leading and influencing others. As he became more efficient, I started to give him duties for scheduling, ordering, and cleaning.

The One Skill Everyone Should Have

Lead Change Blog

It combines efficiency, understanding how other people work, and an acute knowledge of your surroundings. They have influence not only with those they supervise, but also those on equal footing and above them. Don’t get me wrong. Collaboration, diversity, and authenticity are definitely things we need more of in this world and conformity isn’t something I value.

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Practical Tips to Practice Empathy

Lead Change Blog

As managers and leaders, we are so focused on achieving productivity, efficiency and growth, we tend to forget those softer qualities like empathy, trust, relationships that are key to achieving success in the workplace.

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Achilles Heel

Decker Communication

This is where communications training and coaching, and particularly our consulting , has a huge impact on influence, culture, and execution of strategy. My boys (10, 12, 14) are loving Greek mythology right now—from Percy Jackson’s books to any movie reference.