Increase Your Influence – Stop Talking!

Lead Change Blog

If your life was a silent film, could the people in the audience discern your influence? It’s also good for us to remember that the most powerful way to increase our own influence as leaders is through not talking. You increase your influence through listening.

Influence Redefined with Stacey Hanke

Kevin Eikenberry

Author of Influenced Redefined and Yes You Can! Everything You Need from A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action, Stacey Hanke joins Kevin to discuss the importance of consistency Monday to Monday®.

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?

How Do Marketing Influencers Use SEO?

Women on Business

Marketing Statistics, Facts & Research marketing influencers search engine optimization SEOWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

If God Gives You Influence…

Ron Edmondson

A Reminder to Pastors and Church Leaders If God gives you influence the enemy gives you attention! The post If God Gives You Influence… appeared first on Ron Edmondson. We shouldn’t be surprised when we see pastors and church leaders struggle.

Disruptive Influencer

Lead Change Blog

In today’s terms, King Solomon would be the wealthiest man alive; his control and influence would have a global reach, his wisdom unmatched. Investing in all those he was responsible for created a level of influence that changed the world.

Influencers Wanted

Coaching Tip

are seeking out "influencers" among their employees who are particularly well-connected and trusted by their peers. The influencers reap benefits, too: more money, promotions and opportunities to rub shoulders with top executives. Influencer Traits. Influencers Sell Well.

How to Win Influence and Keep It

Lead Change Blog

He could influence action and he was fantastic at it. And whenever she collected it, she found that she too could influence action. Power and Influence. As leaders, we must master the art of influence if we expect to make a difference in this world. No influence.

Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade

Kevin Eikenberry

By Robert Cialdini Social Psychologist, Robert Cialdini, wrote a book called Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion that is a classic and has sold over 3 million copies. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development influence persuasion

Leading with Control Versus Leading with Influence

Ron Edmondson

Leaders, if you want to to have a healthy team environment, you must learn to control less and influence more. I have learned thought that successful leaders understands the difference in leading with influence and leading with control. Let me be honest. I can be a controlling person.

Real Influence is a By-Product


The world today reveres influence and this leads people to chase influence. When influence becomes a goal, you can easily lose focus on what truly builds influence. Also Read: How to Influence Without Authority.

Is Your Leadership Based On Influence Or Authority?

Tanveer Naseer

While most of us have come to appreciate the limitations and inefficiencies that come with a top-down style of leadership, one binary approach to leadership that’s not so clear is the one where we choose either to rely on our authority or on our influence to guide our team or organization.

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.

Five Communication Hurdles to Leadership Effectiveness and Influence

Career Advancement

Building your influence and leading your organization to success means improving your organizational culture by overcoming these hurdles. As you grow your influence, your leadership effectiveness will become apparent to other managers and executives, and they might emulate your approach.

Influence is the Value Force of Leadership

Lead Change Blog

All leaders have a sphere of influence. It can be defined as the context in which influence is felt. In some cases, this sphere of influence is small, perhaps extending only to an immediate coworker, friend, or family member. Another common form of influence is intimidation.

Effectively Influencing Decision Makers

Marshall Goldsmith

Here are 11 guidelines that will help you do a better job of influencing decision-makers, whether these decision-makers are immediate or upper managers, peers or cross-organizational colleagues. A key part of the influence process involves the education of decision-makers.

You’ve Got It Wrong On Influence

Joseph Lalonde

O ur good friend John Maxwell has always said that leadership is influence. Leading requires us to have a certain amount of influence on others. Yet we’ve also mistaken what influence truly is. What Influence Isn’t. Influence isn’t controlling others.

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.

A Leader’s First Step to Effective Influence

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dan Mann Leadership is about one thing: influencing adult behavior. In our positions as leaders—whether that’s as a manager, owner, coach or something less traditional—our daily task is to influence the decisions of those under our charge. As it turns out, the steps to influence are not some complex algorithm, but just straightforward, intentional movements. The first step in influence, for example, is simple: establish context.

Hidden Influences


His sincerity produced an air of reserve. Her love of analysis fostered indecision. His courage was a cloak for impatience. Her suspicion of others made her open to martyrdom

Influencing Outcomes: 3 Ways to Get the Ending You Want

RapidStart Leadership

But that’s good news if you happen to be in the business of trying to influence others. Today we’ll talk about that experiment and use his findings to help us start influencing outcomes to get the result we are looking for. Influencing Outcomes.

The Circle of Influence


If not, can I influence someone who can address/solve/change this? Influence). This is our circle of influence*. In organizations, a LOT of time is spent on discussing about things outside the circle of influence – and it is a waste.

Four Roadblocks to Overcome for Effective Leadership Influence

Career Advancement

Maura wants to expand her influence in her company , but she’s realizing some major barriers have existed there for years. In any organization, you’re going to run into challenges to expanding your leadership influence.

Six Types of Stakeholders Leaders Need to Influence

Career Advancement

It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.” When a leader has influence with clients, they trust her ideas and advice.

Sketch Note: How to Influence Without Authority


My work in corporate quality functions in the past involved influencing cross-functional teams (as an internal consultant) on processes and methods when I had no direct reporting relationships with them. Sketch Notes authority influence lead without a title Leadership sketchnote

How to Influence When You’re Not in Charge

Nathan Magnuson

It’s hard to influence when you don’t have any visibility for one reason: people give more credibility to folks they recognize. Having tunnel vision is the quickest way to limit your influence. If you do the work, don’t be surprised when your influence is accepted.

How to Unlock Your Leadership Influence Instantly

The Empowered Buisness

There is no leadership without influence. You can have a leadership title, yet have no influence. Influence comes from the latin root “ influere” meaning to flow in. The BIG question is … How do you develop and increase your leadership influence?

The Truth About Influence

Kevin Eikenberry

Influence Leadership Learning action control influenceEight year old Sam Baker was wondering about something, so he asked his parents, “How come our town doesn’t have a Christmas tree lit up for everyone in town to enjoy?” He reasoned that other nearby towns had trees, that they had a tree at the White House, and that he saw them light a [.].

Your Greatest Source of Influence

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Your character is your greatest source of influence, no matter what your role or position. → Read More: Your Greatest Source of Influence The post Your Greatest Source of Influence appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Women and Leadership Influence Includes Women on Business

Women on Business

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How to Influence Without Authority

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

8 Ways to Influence Without Relying on Authority. Character – Your own character is your greatest source of influence. You can influence by providing a clear logic, an explanation of the benefit, and reassurance that it is the right course of action.

Increase Your Influence – Stop Talking!

Lead Change Blog

If your life was a silent film, could the people in the audience discern your influence? It’s also good for us to remember that the most powerful way to increase our own influence as leaders is through not talking. You increase your influence through listening. Getting comfortable with silence and using it properly will help you build relationships, trust, and influence. Increase your influence by saying less.

Leading through Influence: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Our July Festival is all about leading through influence. Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seeds of either success or failure in the mind of another. We sometimes underestimate the influence we have via our social media channels.

3 Traits Guaranteed to Amplify Your Influence Today

Leadership Freak

Disconnection invites skepticism – skepticism blocks influence. Connection is the conduit of influence. The battle to connect is lost when people wonder what’s going… Continue reading → Accountability Influence Growth Leadership Development leadership successThe tools of disconnected leadership are manipulation and coercion.

Decision Makers vs. Influencers

Strategy Driven

decision makers for each sale, and ‘unknown’ influencers. Yet there is no difference between ‘decision makers’ and ‘influencers’. If you want to move and your daughter is in her last year of high school and prefers to stay behind to finish the year, is she a decision maker or an influencer? If your tech group isn’t available to implement an important new program until they finish their current work, would the tech director be an influencer or a decision maker?

Influence Isn’t a Guarantee

Kevin Eikenberry

There is a difference between what we can control, and what we can merely influence. Influence Leadership Leadership Communication Learning influenceSometimes we get these mixed up and this confusion causes many problems for leaders (and all of us as human beings too). Today, I want to clarify one piece of this mix-up, a piece that starts with us personally, and [.].

How to Leverage Your Most Powerful Tool of Influence Today

Leadership Freak

Your most powerful tool of influence is a pair of caring ears. Today’s leadership challenge is the daily practice of caring engaged silence. Caring engaged silence: A caring heart is permission to lead.… … Continue reading → Listening Leadership Development organizational success

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Three Immediate Strategies to Increase Your Influence at Work

Career Advancement

It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.” Here are three strategies that will help you increase your influence at work.

Communicate to Influence

Coaching Tip

As authors Kelly and Ben Decker write, "This book shows that becoming a great communicator takes just two things: a smart game plan and a lot of practice." " Communicate to Influence " is the first step to reaching those goals. It's time to move from information to influence. Moving from information to influence will hopefully land your experience toward an emotional connection. Source: Ben Decker: Communicate to Influence: How to Inspire Your Audience to Action.

The basics of influencing people


The ability to influence others may be the most important thing leaders do. An organization I work with lists influence as one of its top leadership proficiencies. This isn’t influence. Influence is where the leadership rubber meets the road for you.