Influence Blog

October 14, 2015

Identifying Your Blind Spots! 1 Action Step This Week

Most people recognize that feedback is essential to development, yet we tend not to welcome it. Perhaps we’d rather avoid what we may hear. Receiving feedback […]
September 15, 2015

4 Phrases That Will Destroy Your Influence

If you want to avoid jeopardizing your influence, you need to eliminate these phrases, which I hear every week during client calls, meetings and presentations. I’ll […]
August 25, 2015

5 Leadership Secrets from CEOs

Over the past 12 years I’ve been blessed to mentor powerful leaders across a variety of industries. I’m not sure if they realize how much I […]
July 24, 2015

4 Bad Habits That Will Jeopardize Your Influence

Lack of Follow-Through.Commit to the 24-hour rule. Respond to emails and phone messages within 24 hours. Even if you don’t have the answer or information requested, […]
July 7, 2015

Feedback or Fluff? 7 Feedback Wins

“We are not just our behavior. We are the person managing our behavior.” ~ Ken Blanchard, Ph.D. When was the last time you asked someone to […]
June 9, 2015

Lack Of Consistency = Lack Of Trust

An influential communicator is consistent with how they deliver a message as well as the words they speak during ALL situations Monday to Monday. We need […]
May 12, 2015

Four Actions You Can Take Today To Avoid Miscommunication

Miscommunication can cost an organization 25 percent to 40 percent of its annual budget.(Linchpin Learning Manchester Companies)  A business with 100 employees spends an average downtime […]
April 28, 2015

Make Mistakes

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein This week, make mistakes. It’s OK to even fail. These learning points in our […]
April 14, 2015

6 Steps to Creating Visual Aids That Have Impact

When you Google “visual aids,” the definition is not “your notes.” Yet how many times have you observed in agony a PowerPoint deck that resembles a […]
January 20, 2015

3 Actions To Adaptability – Communicate a Message That Resonates With Listeners

“I always believed that the more I said, the more knowledgeable I was perceived … until I heard myself on a video playback,” confessed a recent […]