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.

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. Savvy CEOs simply aren’t in a rush to close the deal and secure the funding if it means sacrificing knowledge, experience and influence.

Ideas Plus Influence

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store Ramblings From a Glass Half Full Ideas Plus Influence by Starbucker on December 2, 2010 (This is Part 1 in a two-part blog series which I’ve worked on with a colleague, Denise Lee Yohn. We’ve each taken on the topic of influence in leadership and are exchanging blog posts. I need to ensure the organization embraces the great idea — and that takes influence.

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.

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.

Leadership & Influence Summit | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Registration for this free online event will not only give you access to my video, but also presentations featuring some of today’s leading influencers. This topic has deeply impacted me in recent years: "defining moments" with respect to leadership influence.

Influencing Creativity and Innovation


So what is your role in influencing creativity and innovation in others? Posted in Uncategorized 7 Responses to “Influencing Creativity and Innovation&# Brian Groves : July 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm Great article and vital info for business leaders of today and tomorrow.

Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat

Next Level Blog

Operation Mincemeat is a true story that reads like a novel.

Where does the most influence reside in your organization?


Our reader poll today asks: Where does the most influence reside in your organization? Marketing is the top dog: 8% Product is king: 13% Finance rules all: 21% Operations is in charge: 21% R&D is above all others: 2% Sales, sales, sales: 26% Someone else: 9% Know who the alpha is.

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

Strategy Driven

As digital processes innovate and change the way that the finance industry operates, CFOs will be under more pressure to perform. You just finished reading How Digital Process Innovation Can Influence Organisational Change In The Finance Sector !

068: Is Leadership Dead? How Influence is Reviving It | with Jeremie Kubicek

Engaging Leader

In the 21st century, great leaders strive to influence others for their good. True influence requires leaders to give themselves away. How Influence is Reviving It | with Jeremie Kubicek appeared first on Engaging Leader. In the 21st century, great leaders strive to influence others for their good. True influence requires leaders to give themselves away. Among other lines of business, GiANT operates the global leadership events Catalyst and the Leadercast.

Who You Follow Influences Who Follows You

Tim Milburn

Every leader operates under some type of authority. If you serve in some type of leadership capacity, your willingness to do these three things will influence other’s willingness to follow you. But influence grows out of leadership that inspires more than it demands.

Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New.

Mike Cardus

Design by 12GrainStudio Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New Product Launch Saturday, November 27th, 2010 Posted by: mike Team Building & Leadership process that was created for a retail organization that was preparing for a new product launch.

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How to be an Influence Leader

Deep Imprints

Influence leaders don’t lead through power. What can you do to be an influence leader today? We can operate in fear, and see life through the lens of pain; or we can trust that God is in control.

The Influence of C. I. Lewis on Walter Shewhart and W. Edwards Deming

Deming Institute

Edwards Deming had a large and varied collection of influences. Lewis: Influence of C.I. Our analysis of the influence of C.I. Lewis’ influence on Deming’s ideas in a way that doesn’t require understanding the complexity of Lewis’ ideas.

Don’t Leave a Dead Bird on your Doorstep!

N2Growth Blog

Leadership Operations & Strategy Personal Branding Talent Management Brian Layer competitive advantage General Brian Layer Leadership and influence leading a large organization leading a team By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth.

Manufacturing Study: Measuring Performance Directly Influences Financial Results

Six Disciplines

They are far more likely than others to have improved on metrics that are not only multi-faceted and predictive, but also focused on minimizing non-value-added time, supplier performance, and they translate operations results into financial terms. They also provide line-level performance metrics to operators and supervisors more consistently and effectively.

Three Signs You’ve Crossed the Line From Influence to Manipulation

Change Starts Here

After all, an individual or small group of people deciding to influence a larger group to change the way they work seems a little bit presumptuous. Without someone to influence large numbers of people to change in the same direction, an organization would devolve into chaos. Manipulation and influence are two sides of the same coin. Influence, on the bright side, helps others improve and adds meaning to their work.

Baldheaded Leadership

Lead Change Blog

She was the chief operating officer of a large company, and this was the leadership conference for her company. This left the concept of “leadership” less related to apparent authority and more to subtle influence. Your tools of influence are relationship management rather than power wielding. Leadership relational leadership Authentic leadership authenticity best leadership practices influence Servant Leadership

How To Leverage The 7 Universal Laws

Lead Change Blog

Did you know there are seven universal laws that influence everything we do? The seven universal laws show us how energy operates on a daily basis in our lives. Remember: the universal laws are operating all the time, so ensure you leverage them – because if you don’t, they will operate against you. Personal Development universal laws energy influence interdependence

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The Big Picture of Business – Ethics… Good for Business

Strategy Driven

It is important to teach business domestically and internationally that: We must understand how to use power and influence for positive change. In order to succeed and thrive in modern society, all private and public sector entities must live by codes of ethics.

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How leaders seek the best in others?

Lead Change Blog

His background consists of customer service operations in the hotel industry for almost 15 years and working for companies like Marriott, Hilton and Starwood hotels. Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership When you are a leader, you are working with people.

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The Leadership Heresy You Can’t Live Without

Lead Change Blog

In my work with thousands of business leaders across industries, geography, and over many years, I’ve repeatedly seen people lose their influence because they don’t address this one thing. You can’t influence people if they don’t trust you.

The Day an Exec Showed Me Up

Nathan Magnuson

I worked with an incredible operator who went out of his way to help me build my network with the corporate staff. Character Influence Leadership character leadership character Mark Miller servant leadership serving The Heart of Leadership winning

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. I value relationships, but during my work day I often operate with an ongoing project plan in my head.

The Big Picture of Business – Pave and Refine the Company Way, Corporate Culture

Strategy Driven

Each one influences the other and the whole of the enterprise. Do successful corporations operate without a strategy-vision? I was at a service counter, and the clerk was bad-mouthing the customers. “I I don’t know what their problem is,” he declared.

How to Move Through Uncertainty to Opportunity

Leadership Freak

Author Book Notes Change Courage Decisions Influence Interview Leading Managing Marks of leaders decision making models ineffective leaders Leadership Development Organizational Development organizational stability standard operating procedures turbulent timesImage source Ineffective leaders require certainty before they act, I am certain. On the other hand, successful leaders make decisions where outcomes are uncertain. Leadership is rich with uncertainty.

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

General Leadership

Consider the following: If EQ is to us, what an engine is to a car – then self-regulation is the drive train that powers how we operate. “…self-regulation is the drive train that powers how we operate…” Our capacity for self-regulation acts in the same way.

Why Are Businesses Ignoring Their Future – The Millennials?

Lead Change Blog

They Are Influenced By Innovation. They say that the biggest barriers to innovation are manager’s attitude, operational structure and procedures, and lack of diversity. They Are Influenced By Social Impact. Workplace Issues influence Millenials trends

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The 5 Most Effective Tactics for Building Cross-Functional Teams

Career Advancement

Building relationships across departments would be a great way to expand his influence , his mentor told him. Influence isn’t just about leveraging authority,” she said. “It’s Talkback: Do departments communicate effectively in your organization, or do they operate as silos?

How Healthy Is Your Organization’s Culture?

Tanveer Naseer

Yes, we could, but if you need to change it is useful to make culture also operational and look at the daily (inter)actions. You “catch” and influence culture on a daily basis: where and when it happens. The following is a guest piece by Marcella Bremer.

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

Engaging Leader

Holacracy is a fundamentally different “operating system” for organizations. Instead, employees […] Holacracy is a fundamentally different “operating system” for organizations. to a more interactive mode that I call “engagership” or Influence 3.0.

Stop Negotiating – It Doesn’t Work

N2Growth Blog

Negotiation is adversarial, and savvy leaders focus on expanding relationships and spheres of influence, not shrinking them by creating enemies. Smart leaders influence rather than negotiate. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

Leaders who don’t understand the value of distributable and actionable knowledge not only limit opportunities, but they’re also building huge contingent operating liabilities. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

What's Your Influencing Style?

Harvard Business Review

Effective leadership today relies more than ever on influencing others — impacting their ideas, opinions, and actions. While influence has always been a valuable managerial skill, today's highly collaborative organizations make it essential. Consider how often you have to influence people who don't even report to you in order to accomplish your objectives. Have you ever thought about how you influence others? What's your influencing style?

7 CEO Success Tips – How To Be A Better Leader

N2Growth Blog

Whether you are an emerging leader with a small team or an experienced leader responsible for directing the daily operations of a multinational organization, these seven CEO success tips will allow you to glean insight into your marathon by looking at the roadmap to help you win the race without fail. The Centers of Gravity (CoG) that will be influenced: Leadership, Process, Infrastructure, Populations, and Action Units. As an influencer of self and people, stay away from weak?kneed

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Expertise Matters!

Nathan Magnuson

Otherwise we operate only from memory instead of curiosity. Influence Personal Effectiveness best practice development expert expertiseYears ago I served as a consultant to two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that worked closely together.

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The Big Picture of Business – Biggest Excuses They Use… and You Should Avoid: Rationales and Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Strategy Driven

Not engaging in planning for future operations: So what are you gonna do about it? Sales rankings vary, with various influencers. Some people and organizations go to great extremes to place spins, rationalize or save face.

Understanding The Power Of Our Words

Tanveer Naseer

But what struck me the most about his talk was this comment he made about how our words can influence those around us: “Words when said and articulated in the right way can change someone’s mind.

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The Making of Legends

Strategy Driven

Pop culture influences of non-profit icons, events and campaigns. Non-profit organizations operating more business-like. I have written several books, on business, entertainment, history and pop culture. The Legends series is an amalgamation of all of them.

The Leadership Legacy Of A Childhood Hero

Tanveer Naseer

Indeed, people from all walks of life have been joining in the choruses of expressing gratitude for the influence his work – and in particular his portrayal of the legendary character Mr. Spock – has had on their lives.

Recognizing Our Power To Lead And Inspire Others

Tanveer Naseer

It’s a fundamental truth that I’m reminded of each and every time after I talk to these leaders about their own power to inspire and influence those they lead and those around them.

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Three leadership questions

Lead on Purpose

How will you influence those you lead? Great leaders have an uncanny ability to influence others. It’s important to focus your influence in positive areas that will build others. As Mike Myatt said in a recent post , “A leader simply operates at their best when they understand their ability to influence is much more fruitful than their ability to control.”. Integrity Leadership confidence influence success Trust