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How To Be A Super Influencer by Chris Gaborit

How To Be A Super Influencer by Chris Gaborit | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Everyone from general managers to system engineers is trying to influence stakeholders. Even the richest man in the world, Bill Gates spoke in a recent interview about having to influence stakeholders to complete his latest project. He said, “Helping convene global stakeholders to establish a set of measurable, actionable and consensus-built goals focused on extreme poverty is invaluable.”


Ultimately, all projects depend on the buy-in and ongoing support of stakeholders. Some are internal, such as managers and employees. Other are external, such as suppliers and shareholders.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

If influencing stakeholders is going to help your project, as well as your performance review, bonus, salary, and future career, then it's important to find out how you can become a better stakeholder influencer.

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Being Leader-ish: When You’re Not Quite a Leader

Being Leader-ish: When You’re Not Quite a Leader | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

"ish."


This is the word we use when something is stuck between being and not being. Between is and is not. For example, we might say, “that shirt is red-ish.” Or, “I’m feeling sick-ish.” And sometimes, “the weather is a bit warm-ish.”


Describing things as ish is handy, because it helps us avoid committing when we’re not quite ready. And when it is used in the course of regular conversation, we tend to accept this half-way point as okay, and we carry on. We typically do not challenge convenient ish-isms.


But when is being ish not okay? What about in leadership? Is being leader-ish okay, not okay, or maybe okay-ish?

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Every leader, at one time or another, has probably done something leader-ish. Because leadership is not always easy, and sometimes we instinctively seek convenience.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:56 PM

Great-ish article on committing - ish... 

donhornsby's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:02 AM

(From the article): Every leader, at one time or another, has probably done something leader-ish. Because leadership is not always easy, and sometimes we instinctively seek convenience.

 

But true character-based leadership emerges through discomfort. Ours, and others. It requires focusing our attention on how we can make others shine. Making mindful judgment calls. Getting things done through others, and winning their hearts and minds in the process. Handling people as unique individuals. Looking beyond our positions to the behaviors and choices that are best for our employees, for the team, for the organization, and its customer.

 

Are you a leader, or leader-ish?

Zian Peak's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:29 AM

Now there is a word for those inbetweeners-  'Leader-ish'.