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What you have to say is not powerful. The power comes from positioning your ideas and offers in the CONTEXT of what’s important to the listener.
The most powerful word you can use to influence others is the word CONTEXT. Context is not the word you should be using, but rather the strategy on how to influence others.
What you have to say is not powerful. The power comes from positioning your ideas and offers in the CONTEXT of what’s important to the listener. This may sound like a minor point to you, but it is the GREATEST DISTINCTION of what separates the most influential people from others.
Here’s an example. Scott Nadell, Director of Sales for Mextrx LLC, a third party biller in New York specializing in workers compensation and no fault receivables, called me up after reading Lead, Sell or Get Out of the Way. He asked me how could he do a better job of opening his client’s minds to listen to what he has to say. He described his clients as being closed minded and downright rude to him.
Via donhornsby, Roy Sheneman, PhD
Creative work is difficult not only because it has little form to it, but because we often approach it from the wrong perspective. It's easy to think like an editor while you're trying to create, making sure you don't produce anything bad, ...
Via Creativity For Life
Inspired leadership, is something that every business owner should attemp to provide to their employees, especially when business is tough and an air of uncertainty regarding the future prevails.
Insipid leadership is the underlying cause of almost every under-performing business, and every business owner should do their utmost to become an inspired leader, and then lead their business to a more successful future.
This excellent article, describes the type of person you need to become to be an inspired leader, and then it suggests eleven actions that anyone can take to become such a leader.
Via Daniel Watson
You think your office is a pressure cooker? Try commanding a nuclear-powered warship.
The key to your team becoming more proactive rests in the language subordinates and superiors use.
Here is a short list of "disempowered phrases" that passive followers use:
Request permission to . . .
I would like to . . .
What should I do about . . .
Do you think we should . . .
Could we . . .
Here is a short list of "empowered phrases" that active doers use:
I intend to . . .
I plan on . . .
I will . . .
We will . . .
"In a world where we’re taught the importance of monitoring and measuring sentiment with the new tools before us, we miss the essential ingredient to meaningful relationships…empathy.
Once you listen, not monitor, but truly listen to customer activity and observe online behavior, you cannot help but feel both empathy and harmony. And naturally, the response it begets is only human."
By Brian Solis http://bit.ly/L9aaJi ;
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Our bookshelves are lined with habits that successful people do on a daily basis. We read about them and implement them into our routines and practices. Quite often these practices improve our productivity and make our lives better as a result.
Via Roy Sheneman, PhD
Three principles which new leaders must also keep in mind when initiating cultural change within organizations: 1) Delivered what was agreed; 2) Leveraged special knowledge and insights; 3) Managed the balance of risk and reward in the direction of...
Just how many types of stories are there, you ask? The answer is, as usual, it depends who you ask. Various storytelling aficionados categorize stories in different ways, and there are no hard and fast rules.
These are overviews of each (read the full article for more details and prompts to help you come up with each type of story):
1. Introducing me
2. Conveying values
4. Jumpstarting action
Here's the link to the full article: http://www.internal-monologue.com/2012/07/careful-around-campfire-five-types-of.html ;
These 5 broad categories and the examples shared in each are really good and will build a good foundation for leadership storytelling. According to Paul Smith in his forthcoming book on leadership storytelling "Lead With A Story" (August 20112), there are actually 21 different categories/applications for leaders to know about and use.
But this article brings clarity to the topic and will definitely get you started!
Thank you to fellow curator Gimli Goose for this article!
Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose), Karen Dietz
Keeping a cool head during conflict can sometimes be difficult. Especially when it is perceived as or becomes personal. If you think there is a good chance there could be unhealthy conflict, here are a few basic tips that have worked for me.
he world is full of recipes for success, but many times we forget that success comes from within ourselves with work that we do. I would even claim that success is mainly about attitude. When you have the right attitude, you focus on the right things, obstacles are there to overcome, you feel better and work more efficiently. I am sure you know what happens if you have a bad attitude: nothing seems to work at that time. Here are some questions for you to ask to become more successful through your own attitude towards other people and life. Even though you may not have answers to every one of them, thinking about these matters will already take you towards your personal success.
Via Charney Coaching & Consulting