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The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers

The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
What will be the impact on your business of changing global trends such as: shifting macro economics, social and geopolitical trends, globalization, the increasing influence of the BRIC nations, climate change, food/water and other resource...

Via janlgordon, Martin (Marty) Smith
Global Trends Team's comment, October 3, 2013 4:27 AM
Thanks to all for sharing. Just came across this article on influence which may also be of interest: http://blogs.imediaconnection.com/blog/2013/10/01/is-influence-dead/
Sebastien Caron's curator insight, October 19, 2013 3:10 PM

The Social Business transformation have brought to the enterprise, properties of political systems. Therefore, mapping and monitoring your network of influencers should become part of your operations. 

Matthew Quetton's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:25 PM

Insightful article of how you can map and manage the influence within your business ecosystem.

Rescooped by Tania Kowritski from Synergetic Management: Business Innovation & Improvement

Teresa Amabile and Daniel Goleman: How managers can support creativity at work

What can a manager do to optimize team creativity? And what do they do commonly that squelches it? Daniel Goleman spoke with Harvard's Teresa Amabile for his...

Via Marci Segal, MS, Synergetic Management
Synergetic Management's curator insight, September 6, 2013 3:30 PM

The importance of WINS -- underestimate these at your peril.


This has TWO big implications:


1) people undertaking new roles and new tasks need some "quick wins" to build confidence and get their confidence into gear. This is often overlooked by managers who prefer "baptism by fire", then wonder why their people are so "burnt-out". Corny, but true.


HOW CAN I USE THIS? Ensure anyone under your wing that is starting new in the company, new roles, or new projects / assignments gets a chance to get a few quick wins under their belt. This even may need to be orchestrated on their behalf, but please never make it phony.
(E.g. ensure those who will be called will pay more-than-usual attention to the request for assistance that will come...)


2) everyone can use this principle at any time, but it works best when applied to MEANINGFUL work. Sorting out one's desk drawers vs. fixing a long-standing issue with a major customer will generate quite different levels of "feel good" endorphins (or whatever gets generated), hence quite different amounts of lift.


HOW CAN I USE THIS? The key here is in doing MEANINGFUL work -- this is one of the 4 keys to powerful intrinsic motivation. This is why the modern tendency keeping everyone so busy is a trap, as meaningful work often takes more time and energy than simply doing busy work.


(Hint to see if it is meaningful:
Is it being measured?
Does it contribute to the organizations results, i.e. the bottom line?
2 Yes = meaningful,
1 Yes = marginal or a poorly designed metrics-tracking system,
0 Yes = trivial work)


(2nd hint: creative work takes more time than routine work; so if your staff seemed to have suddenly slowed down, take a minute before you react to check to see if maybe they are trying to solve a deep, meaningful problem which will take time and energy. You just might be surprized at their initiative!)


T Mc


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