Simplify your arguments to influence

A key skill relevant to leaders at all levels is the ability to positively influence people in such a way that others seek to follow you and act willingly —as opposed to complying with your orders because of the “authority” you hold from the organisation.  We discussed this last week as we reviewed how we could influence more using stories, emption and benefit to convince people.… Read more

Emotional appeals not just facts influence more

A key skill relevant to leaders at all levels is the ability to positively influence people in such a way that others seek to follow you and act willingly —as opposed to complying with your orders because of the “authority” you hold from the organisation.  We discussed this last week as we reviewed how we could build personal credibility and encourage others to influence change positively through letting others talk.… Read more

Adapt your social style to influence others

A key skill relevant to leaders at all levels is the ability to positively influence people in such a way that others follow you and act willingly —as opposed to complying because of the “authority” you hold from the organisation.  We discussed this last week as we reviewed resistance to change and how to positively influence people in favour of change.… Read more

Understanding resistance to influence others

A key skill relevant to leaders at all levels is the ability to positively influence people in such a way that others follow you and act willingly —as opposed to complying because of the “authority” you hold from the organisation.

Other corporate roles, such as in finance, in marketing in HR in communications, are built primarily around the ability to influence others without direct responsibility.… Read more

Do you believe being lucky?

Well, do you?

This is a two part question. Firstly,  do you believe there is some external agency that decides your fate, and, secondly, can you influence this in some way?  Some cultures immediately say yes, and others say no.

So how can you test for luck? Yes I know a very western approach- try to see if their is some objective foundation to luck!… Read more