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.

Who’s Influencing Your Leadership?

Let's Grow Leaders

In the world of music, composers and performers are influenced by each other every day. In some cases, it is clear who influenced Weber’s work. Scientists are also heavily influenced by their peers. However independent minded you are, others influence your leadership approach.

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The #1 Entrepreneur Challenge – An Offer

Lead Change Blog

In my blog post Living A Purposeful Vision , I stated my intention to get 100,000 entrepreneurs to step into their single biggest challenge by December 31, 2017. The #1 Entrepreneur Challenge.

Capital vs. Influence

N2Growth Blog

I have watched entrepreneurs and executives initially trivialize the value of influence in a capital transaction, only to regret it down the road. Financing - M&A Capital vs. Influence Mike Myatt N2growth Private Equity venture capital

Social Influence and Your Brand: Connecting the Dots [Webinar]

Lead Change Blog

Biro, founder of TalentCulture , is a serial entrepreneur and globally recognized expert in talent acquisition, creative personal and corporate branding. Leadership Development engagement HR influence Leadership Marketing networking recruiting Social Media TalentCulture Webinar

Social Media Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While anyone can have a social media presence, not everyone possesses social media influence. You might have something to say, but without influence, nobody will be listening. Put simply, having a social media presence without influence is little more than an exercise in frivolity.

10 Leadership Lessons from 10 Inspiring Entrepreneurs

Terry Starbucker

Yesterday I was honored to once again be the emcee at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) 2nd Annual Summit , featuring 15 successful Oregon entrepreneurs sharing their stories in 12-minute “TED-style” speeches. Photo by Mike Shur.

The Entrepreneur's Guide To Hiring

Eric Jacobson

New or seasoned entrepreneur. Authored by Dave Carvajal , experienced entrepreneur and recruiter, the book is, Hire Smart From the Start: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Finding, Catching, and Keeping the Best Talent for Your Company. Hiring smart is key explains Carvajal, “because entrepreneurs need a competitive advantage, and that advantage is a group of people rather than a strong individual at the top.” “I Small or large business. Ample or limited budget.

5 Things Every Modern Entrepreneur Needs

Strategy Driven

small business owners had finally stabilized, there’s cause for entrepreneurs to be optimistic. Towards this end, tomorrow’s smart and successful entrepreneur will have their bases well-covered on these five fronts in particular: 1.

The Rise Of The Internet Entrepreneur

Strategy Driven

With E-Commerce becoming a solid reality in the business world, many are now the chances for the young (and the experienced) entrepreneur to create a solid business… from a simple laptop. The Influencer’s Path.

Where does the most influence reside in your organization?


Our reader poll today asks: Where does the most influence reside in your organization? Entrepreneur Leadership Poll

The Entrepreneur's Guide To Strategic Hiring

Eric Jacobson

New or seasoned entrepreneur. Authored by Dave Carvajal , experienced entrepreneur and recruiter, the book is, Hire Smart From the Start: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Finding, Catching, and Keeping the Best Talent for Your Company. Hiring smart is key explains Carvajal, “because entrepreneurs need a competitive advantage, and that advantage is a group of people rather than a strong individual at the top.” “I Small or large business. Ample or limited budget.

Lessons from a Female Entrepreneur with Becky Robinson

Kevin Eikenberry

In today’s episode, I’m joined by Becky Robinson, author, and the founder and CEO of Weaving Influence, Inc., The post Lessons from a Female Entrepreneur with Becky Robinson appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Book Review: Leadership Is Dead: How Influence Is Reviving It

Michael Lee Stallard

In Leadership Is Dead: How Influence Is Reviving It , Jeremie Kubicek, CEO of the leader development company GiANT Impact, makes a clear and compelling case that “dominating leaders” who lead by coercion are on the decline and are being replaced by “liberating leaders” who lead through influence.

064: 5 Principles of Ultimate Influence: Turning Adversaries into Allies | with Bob Burg

Engaging Leader

Great influencers — whether CEOs, entrepreneurs, sales professionals, clergy, parents, teachers, etc. The post 064: 5 Principles of Ultimate Influence: Turning Adversaries into Allies | with Bob Burg appeared first on Engaging Leader.

Women of Influence Spring 2019 Magazine: A Seat at The Roundtable

Roundtable Talk

As an RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur award winner, Glain was recently featured in the Women of Influence Spring 2019 magazine. The article “A Seat at The Roundtable” shares Glain’s journey from six-figure corporate powerhouse to award-winning entrepreneur.

The Top 15 Shows That Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Watch

Strategy Driven

If you’re interested in maximizing your downtime however, we’ve found the best TV shows that every entrepreneur should watch, to make sure that down time is not only guilt free, but invaluable. That’s what the brave entrepreneurs on Dragons Den have to do.

What’s the Deal? 3 Steps for Entrepreneurs & Spouses to Live Happily Ever After

Strategy Driven

Dodsworth, an entrepreneur, owns an automobile manufacturing company, who sells his company and retires without a plan for his future—not unlike many real-life entrepreneurs. Both the entrepreneur and spouse turn their dreams into reality.

Entrepreneur Tough – Exclusive Interview with Author Martin Zwilling


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How Assumptions Influence Our Behavior

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Tuesday, November 24, 2009 How Assumptions Influence Our Behavior Recently we had a strong storm pass through southeast Virginia. I’m an entrepreneur, after all, and I’m always taking calculated risks. That incident taught me a lesson about how assumptions influence behavior. The ability to see “reality&# as it is, is one of the most valuable skills we entrepreneurs can master.

How to prepare to be an entrepreneur

Rajesh Setty

There are fairy tale stories that get reported in the media about the glorious life of an entrepreneur. The details are generally missing as it would be impossible to document the ups and downs of an entrepreneur throughout his or her journey.

When Leadership And Faith Collide – An Interview With P.J. Simmons

Joseph Lalonde

Back in October, I had the pleasure of meeting the host of Gospel Driven Entrepreneur , P.J. I’d been listening to his podcast in which he interviews entrepreneurs who are men and women of faith. Simmons is the host of Gospel Driven Entrepreneurs.

You’re the Bully

Women on Business

Female Entrepreneurs advice for business women business strategy for women female blogs female board members female business leaders female business management female business owners female business owners tips female CEOs female COO female entre Female Entrepreners female leaders female small business female small business tips female thought leaders women and leadership women and leadership influencers women and power women busines owners We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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Women, Food, and Being GUTSY

Women on Business

The Circle of Influence she started eventually became “Gender Influences in Management”, a highly popular course that led Victoria into the speakers world, which she often does to this day.

Little Hinges Swing Big Doors

Kevin Eikenberry

I first heard those words from a mentor of mine, and later realized they originally came from the entrepreneur and author, W. Communication Influence Leadership Learning attitude consistency little things trust Little hinges swing big doors.

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What Makes Entrepreneurs Burn Out

Harvard Business Review

We wanted to study a group that seems to be more susceptible to burnout: entrepreneurs. Some evidence suggests that entrepreneurs are more at risk of burnout because they tend to be extremely passionate about work and more socially isolated, have limited safety nets, and operate in high uncertainty. We conducted a study to see what factors lead to greater burnout among entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs in our sample, on average, said they experienced some level of burnout.

What Leadership Knows Matters

Women on Business

As owners we sometimes forget how much our decisions influence our staff, so here are the nuggets of wisdom I gleaned from the conversation.

Accepting the Tension Between Vision and Reality

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Earlier this week I was visiting with another Lead Change Contributing Author and Entrepreneur, Shawn Murphy (@shawmu & LeadChange profile). Leadership Development Self Leadership actions Change courage influence inspiration lead change Self Development vision

What Great Leaders Know That Good Leaders Don’t about Self-Regulation

General Leadership

The other day I had lunch with a now “many times over” successful entrepreneur. Curator Posts anger capacity control effective emotional intelligence emotions empower eq focus gratification influence lead leverage levin performance power regulation self time

Can Entrepreneurs Be Made?

Harvard Business Review

Can you make — or "make over" — an entrepreneur? This trait can absolutely influenced, amplified or acquired over time — and building up Guts may thus be the most important way in which entrepreneurs can be developed.

How Fear Helps (and Hurts) Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

Fear of failure stalks the world of the entrepreneur, from losing key clients to running out of money. For entrepreneurs, courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to persist in spite of it. We interviewed 65 entrepreneurs in the UK and Canada. These were repeatedly raised by the 65 entrepreneurs and have been validated by further research : financial security. So, you are talking about it and not doing it,” one entrepreneur confessed.

When Should Entrepreneurs Write Their Business Plans?

Harvard Business Review

Entrepreneurs who write business plans are more likely to succeed, according to our research, described in an earlier piece for Harvard Business Review. But while this might tempt some entrepreneurs to make writing a plan their very first task, our subsequent study shows that writing a plan first is a really bad idea. A plan might just lock the entrepreneur into a false sense of security that prevents them from seeing the actual opportunity — rather than an imagined one.

Four Advantages of Leveraging a Cross-Functional Team

Career Advancement

Entrepreneurs as ‘soloists’ will be replaced by orchestras playing a stronger, more credible tune.” You’ll develop strong rapports with these key players, and that will grow your visibility and influence , helping you reach reach greater heights of success.”.

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Who Advises the Entrepreneur?

Harvard Business Review

But many entrepreneurs, especially those in the early stages, find the task of building an advisory board daunting. The program is our effort to help women entrepreneurs in particular take their small businesses to the next level. The advice we offer and the discussions that take place among our entrepreneurs center on five key tips: Look outside your existing network of contacts. Recruit a well-known community member or industry influencer as your first board member.

Pain VS Gain: How to Best Motivate Buyers to Buy

The Empowered Buisness

The selling world was influenced to only offer benefits to buyers, beginning in the 1960s and 1970s. Great sales pros know exactly how to influence either type, because they ask a powerful question that tells which person is sitting in front of them (or on the phone).

Entrepreneurs, Economic Growth, and the Enlightenment

Harvard Business Review

Those early adopters of technology – let’s call them entrepreneurs, or maybe even founders – helped drive overall economic vitality. Even if those with upper tail knowledge have disproportionate influence on productivity tech, it’s not the whole story.

America's Brand with Frontier Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

Beyond its power in binding Americans together, the US brand promise has a powerful influence abroad. Walter Landor was a branding legend who helped companies from Coca Cola to Levi''s define their brand for the public. Put simply," he said famously, "a brand is a promise."

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Be A Mindsetter

Lead Change Blog

Have you ever hoped your message would positively influence another’s behavior, but it didn’t? Discover how YOU can craft and deliver YOUR message in a manner that will truly serve to inspire, influence, and impact others!

How to Influence People with Your Ideas

Harvard Business Review

In essence, Julie wants to become what I call an "idea entrepreneur" — a person who builds a coordinated effort around a deeply-felt idea with the goal of achieving influence, affecting how people think and behave, and thus making some change in an organization or system.

Should I Become an Entrepreneur?

Harvard Business Review

When to become an entrepreneur is a common quandary for many. I have concluded that being an entrepreneur is an irrational state of being. If they sat down and did the expected value calculation by laying out the probability-weighted outcomes of being an entrepreneur as compared to taking a safe job, it would not pencil out. So when should you become an entrepreneur. There is nothing boring about being an entrepreneur.

Are you a good boss?

Women on Business

But where does the influence come from? Actually, true sustainable influence seems to be rooted in trust. On the other hand, focusing on business only and not the person will probably not produce the desired result – influence based on trust. Are you a good boss? Really? I know when I ask myself that question, I come to the conclusion that I could be better. So what makes a good boss, and how can we get better?

Nigeria's Big Gamble on One Indigenous Entrepreneur

Harvard Business Review

But there are further reasons for optimism, and lessons for companies looking to understand the power of indigenous entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

A Friend’s Support Can Make Women Better Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

The people we choose to surround ourselves with often matter a great deal to our success — especially when we are trying to thrive as entrepreneurs. But this connection has yet to be studied extensively in the context of developing countries, or specifically with female entrepreneurs.