Category: Initiative

Posted in Initiative Whatever you are, be a good one.

Is career warfare the way to get ahead?

In a previous post, I supported and wrote about Adam Grant’s theory that givers with ambition will…

Posted in Initiative Whatever you are, be a good one.

Will Being a Giver Make You Successful?

Adam Grant in his book Give and Take:  a Revolutionary Approach to Success argues that a Giver –…

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Do You Want To Fascinate More??

Start by visiting Sally Hogshead’s website,  or HowToFascinate.com, or read her book Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion…

Posted in Influence Initiative

Power and Influence by John Kotter

Had I read Power and Influence:  Beyond Formal Authority by John Kotter, published in 1985, sooner, perhaps…

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How Do You Gain Power?

  How do you gain power?  You start by reading Jeffrey Pfeffer’s book on how to gain…

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How do you influence others more effectively? Read to “To Sell is Human”

 by Daniel Pink tells you how.  Wow!  What a great book.  Daniel Pink does an excellent job showing…

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The Surprising Science of Happiness

How much do external events affect happiness?  Not all that much according to  Dan Gilbert in his amazing TedTalk — The…

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Failure to Communicate: How Conversations Go Wrong and What You Can Do To Right Them by Holly Weeks

  Failure to Communicate:  How Conversations Go Wrong and What You Can Do To Right Them by…

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New Year’s Resolutions — A Good Time to Take Steps To Move You Towards Where You’re Going

As 2013 begins, it seems to be an appropriate time to appraise the process for both making…

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Secrets from the Science of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini and Steve Martin

Secrets from the Science of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini and Steve Martin is a great 12 minute…

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Start with Why — How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

I first saw Simon Sinek in his TEDTalk How Great Leaders Inspire Action and was so impressed that…

Dorie Clark
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The New Thought Leadership – Establishing Our Personal Brand in a Social World — Dorie Clark

The New Thought Leadership – Establishing Our Personal Brand in a Social World.  Dorie Clark, of whom…