Thinking About What The Other Person Wants

Thinking About What The Other Person Wants

The biggest lesson you need to learn if you want to grow your influence is thinking about what the other person wants. What person? Well, it could be (this is a long, but by no means exhaustive list): Your audience Your client Your boss Your direct report Your peer Your friend Your family   Of […]

Being Alert To The World Around You

Being Alert To The World Around You

There are so many amazing things going on in the world, often all around you. However for so many reasons it is possible to miss them. These can include things like: being busy not remembering how things used to be not properly observing the world around you When you step out onto your local street […]

How Can You Go The Extra Mile For The People You Serve?

How Can You Go The Extra Mile For The People You Serve?

If you truly care about the people you serve, you should be prepared to go the extra mile for them.   Why? Because you care about them. Because you truly want to help them. Because you really think you have something to share that the world needs.   This is going to be a slightly […]

Influence Area 1- The L Of LEAPS ‘Likeability’

Influence Area 1- The L Of LEAPS ‘Likeability’

  This is an excerpt from my book ‘How To Become An Influencer’. Read the full book (you can get it free on this website) to get exercises that will help you understand your own level of influence and take your first steps to make some improvements… LIKES Step “One of the best ways to […]

To Gain Influence What Are You Willing To Lose?

To Gain Influence What are You Willing to Lose?

  This is a guest post by Alan Utley. Alan Utley is a Regional HR Director for one of the world’s largest vacation businesses. By night he dabbles in executive coaching, blogging, and public speaking and is proud to have served on the management faculty at a major university.  Alan practices the arts of civility, leadership, positivity […]

How To Use Influence To Have An Impact On The World

How To Use Influence To Have An Impact On The World

What is the point of influence? That might seem like a strange question to ask on a website that is all about influence, but bear with me. Personally I think that you should be wary of two types of people seeking to have greater influence: 1- Hopefully this one is obvious- but people who want […]

The Battery And The Solar Panel- A Story Of Influence

The Battery And The Solar Panel- A Story Of Influence

  I wanted to share this fascinating story about influence with you. It will help explain different types of power and why you need to be careful to grow your influence in the right way. Thanks to Alan Derek Utley for writing it and Nisha Kotecha for bringing it to my attention. Here is Alan’s […]

Introducing An Influencer Series- Julia Hobsbawm

This new series is where I introduce the work of an influencer who I particularly admire and think that you could learn something from. As I am sure you know, networking is a huge part of influence and therefore something I spend a lot of time thinking about- note my free course here for example. […]