In this ariticle you will take a deeper dive into Understanding Your Organizational Culture.
Although I have been working in and with the field of influence for many years, you could easily be forgiven for thinking that influence, or at least the importance of influence in the business world, is a modern phenomenon. Possibly highlighted to the... Continue Reading
As I sit down to write this article, the Winter Olympics are underway. Athletes from across the world will be straining every muscle to win a coveted gold medal and get their names etched into the history books for the rest of time. Unfortunately, when... Continue Reading
In the first installment of this article on organizational culture, we looked at the power culture, the role culture plays and how to gain influence in each. Today we move to the final two cultures of Charles Handy’s seminal model: task culture and... Continue Reading
Influence and authority are two critical components that can and will affect your success in life, both in your career and within your personal life. Authority is the equivalent of a powerful diesel engine, that can deliver results by brute force, but... Continue Reading
If you’ve seen the recent pictures of the hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico, you realize that water has immense power. It rushes everywhere and subsumes everything under its wake.
In Chapter 4 of my upcoming book on influence, I discuss Maslow’s six needs. One of these core needs is the need for certainty. Our brains need it to assimilate information. In order to do this, we need a degree of certainty. Here are some additional... Continue Reading