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.

The 4 Origins of Influence

Lead Change Blog

If you influence others, I can think of four possible origins. Many can influence our behavior because they have a position. You see many today resisting traditional positional influence. Influence based on power is a close second on the leadership food chain. When we grant someone the ability to influence us because they have more power, we’re saying their historical influence is a reason to allow them to influence us.

Real Influence is a By-Product

QAspire

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.

Motivating and influencing your teams

Lead on Purpose

The success of your product depends on the work they (engineering, UX/design, marketing, sales, etc.) In nearly all cases, the individuals on … Continue reading → Product Management Trust confidence energy influence motivate optimism visionYou’ve nailed the vision, and built the foundation of trust, now you need to motivate your teams.

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.

Developing high-performance product teams

Lead on Purpose

It’s difficult (if not impossible) to quantify what it takes to develop a productive and successful product team. Every product is unique, and every company does things differently.

30 Influencers Behind the Brands We Love

Lead Change Blog

We recently published an Aha Amplifier social media enabled eBook called Bryan Kramer & Leadtail On The Influencers Behind The Brands We Love that we’re very excited about. Who and what influences them, and what can others learn from them? What type of influencer are you?

SHRM India HR Influencers 2019

QAspire

I am so glad to be sharing the space with HR leaders and fellow learners in the latest SHRM Influencers Report 2019 unveiled at SHRM Tech APAC Conference at Hyderabad yesterday. Real Influence is a By-Product.

4 Steps to Influence Change Through Resistance

Lead Change Blog

” Something inside you knows a process, product, or result can be improved. Change Management Change influence lead change persist resistance Great opportunities lie on the other side of the status quo.

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.

4 Ways to Promote Productivity

Lead Change Blog

defined leadership as “the process of influencing people to direct their efforts towards the achievement of group goals.” Below are some of the aspects that demonstrate how good leadership can promote productivity in the organization: Goals. A motivated employee is a very productive employee, and this inclusion is one of the ways to boost their morale. Embrace the present and always strive for better work environment and productivity.

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.

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. Kevin moved immediately to work on the three things that would most affect your employee’s productivity. Soon, Kevin had a firm grasp of those employees who were contributing to productivity.

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.

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.

Stop Trying to Grow Influence. Grow this Instead.

Lead Change Blog

Your product won’t change the world. We struggle to increase our influence. What if I told you the path to greater influence isn’t about growing influence at all? Influence will grow around those things about which you passionately care. Grow influence.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The 5 Smartest Strategies to Build Influence in the Workplace

Career Advancement

“Leadership is intentional influence.” Client Brianna asks: People often talk about the importance of influencing internal and external stakeholders. What makes a successful influencer, in your eyes? Career Advancement Influence Leadership Leadership Skills Q&A with Joel

4 things that get in the way: Influence, Community, Leadership and Productivity

Jason Womack

As your Productivity Coach, I spent more than 6 years getting to know Frances, and just 50 minutes interviewing Frances. And, a BONUS.Ready? - Productivity : There is a myth that we need to “do” anything more; truth is, “Leadership is a matter of how to BE, not what to do.”.

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.

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.

How Successful Leaders Use Culture To Influence Behaviour

Tanveer Naseer

The authors of the year’s three best business books on culture, one of which is a novel, explore the elusive subject from widely divergent perspectives, but all end up confirming that it is the single most powerful influence on how people behave in organizations.

Let Me Introduce You To Some Awesome Influencers

Joseph Lalonde

Let Me Introduce You To Some Awesome Influencers. Along with this, he does illustration, animation, and production work. Question: Who’s an influencer that’s changing the world that I should get to know?

Leadership: Production vs. Consumption

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Leaders Produce Leadership influences others to do things they might not otherwise do. Good leaders influence others for mutual benefit. Effective leaders simply influence. Leadership: Production vs. Consumption. See this post for further definition.) All leadership development aims to a point in the future when the student becomes a producer. The training, coaching, content or instruction points to a [.]

The power of influence

Lead on Purpose

At the heart of most problems that occur in business settings you find the following: Lack of influence Poor teamwork Mediocre productivity. Use positive influence to drive to a mutually beneficial result.

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. No one is impressed with salespeople who blame their customers for not buying their products.

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. Change the way people think or act about your initiative, idea, product, service and process. Moving from information to influence will hopefully land your experience toward an emotional connection.

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Kevin Eikenberry

By Nir Eyal with Ryan Hoover Here is part of this book’s description from the back cover: Hooked is a guide to building products people can’t put down. Books Influence Leadership Learning habits

SHRM Top 30 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media 2018

QAspire

Each year, SHRM India releases a report outlining top social media influencers in HR space. Influence of any kind can never be a goal in itself but a by-product of doing, learning and sharing it all along the way.

Leadership and Product Management

Lead on Purpose

Product managers hold a unique position in the company: they depend on people from other groups, but they do not have managerial authority over those people (in most cases). Product management — at every level — is a leadership role within the organization.

Influencing Creativity and Innovation

Aspire-CS

So what is your role in influencing creativity and innovation in others? Consider how Apple has been able to capitalize on the first I-Pod with additional, similar products that capitalize on its attractive design and user interface features.

Key elements of leadership and product management

Lead on Purpose

Most technology companies are comprised of people and teams that discover, define, design, develop and deliver products to the market. Their success depends largely on how well these teams work together to produce great products and services. The role of product manager has become increasingly important to the success of the products and the companies; it has become increasingly strategic. This situation requires product managers to be leaders.

How to Host a Productive Generational Conversation

Nathan Magnuson

Here are some ways to make the conversation a productive one. At any rate, they have significant influence. Invest the time and planning now to hold productive, meaningful and engaging generational discussions.

So, you think you're productive?

Jason Womack

It's important to take a step back and assess each of these factors that contribute to your productivity -- or lack thereof. Where do you go when it’s time to do big-deal thinking about your product, your service, your customers and your goals for next year? Want to be more productive?

Three Ways to Increase Your Influence

Next Level Blog

It doesn’t take long before venting turns into a non-productive rant so before it goes too far I’ll usually ask a question about the difference between what should be and what is. General Leadership Personal Presence Team Building authority Influence leading in a matrixOne of my favorite lines is that it’s important to understand the difference between what should be and what is. Stop for a few moments and think about how often that line applies in real life.

Quiet Time: The Introvert’s 5 Keys To Influence

Aspire-CS

Take a look at the new book by this author, Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference (Berrett-Koehler, April 2013); I find myself pumping my fist and saying “yes!” These scientists and engineers develop innovative products and breakthrough ideas.

Influencing Powerful People

CEO Blog

Influencing Powerful People - Engage and Command the Attention of the Decision Makers to get What You Need to Succeed is the title of a book by Dirk Schlimm. I was attracted to it partly because I need to influence powerful people and partly because I have my own views of how to do it. I have also been on the receiving end of trying to be influenced - sometimes well and sometimes in an irritating way. The book has 17 rules for influencing powerful people.

3 Surprising Ways to Influence Your Employees

Aspire-CS

” How can you influence downward to your employees, staff and the people you supervise? By doing this, you have not only empowered your employees to become solution creators but have also made your entire team more productive at the same time. JOEL A.

Addressing Sales Productivity

Strategy Driven

In the B2B market space all sales leaders face similar issues and these centre on sales productivity. STRONGMAN© is a process which significantly reduces time wastage and improves sales productivity. You just finished reading Addressing Sales Productivity ! Salesforce Issues.

Improve Team Communication with a Style of Influence Personality Profile

Great Results Team Building

A Style of Influence personality profile can improve your team communication and provide a deeper understanding of yourself and others. Everyone enjoys learning more about themselves – but you will be surprised to learn how much personality types influence teamwork.