Tag: Nathan S. Gibson

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 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…

Posted in Influence Initiative

How Do You Gain Power?

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

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

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…

Posted in Grit

Does Practice or Talent Predict Top Performance? A Recommendation of “Talent Is Overrated”

Does practice or talent predict top performance?  The answer is practice according to Geoff Colvin and his book Talent…

Posted in Grit Initiative

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Posted in Be a Better Boss Whatever you are, be a good one.

The 11 Leadership Secrets You’ve Never Heard About

The 11 Leadership Secrets You’ve Never Heard About – Forbes.  “The old distinctions between leaders and followers…

Posted in Be a Better Boss Whatever you are, be a good one.

The Radical Beauty of Three Simple Management Practices

The Radical Beauty of Three Simple Management Practices – Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen…

Posted in Storytelling

Giving Your Brand Primal Power Through Storytelling

Giving Your Brand Primal Power Through Storytelling | Fast Company.  As part of my ongoing fascination about…