Influence 3.0

Are you a genius or a genius-maker? We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. [click to continue…]


155: How to Inspire Lifetime Loyalty | with Lee Caraher

by Monica Harrison on April 15, 2017

As millions of millennials and the even younger GenZers come into the workforce with very different expectations and definitions of loyalty, companies need to shift to make the most of those workers’ energy, skill sets, and incredible potential. Those companies that shift now for the long game of allegiance will have a strategic talent and efficiency advantage over those that don’t. [click to continue…]


152: Don’t Just Lead — 3 Ways to ENGAGE

March 1, 2017

In the 21st century, those who are changing the world aren’t just leaders; they’re engagers. Managers and leaders try to get others to do what is needed. Engagers create conditions and cultivate a team that is fully energized to achieve the organization’s purpose. Managers and leaders see themselves as the magic. Engagers see the team […]

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145: Rethinking Accountability — How to Use It to Help Your People Unlock Their Strengths | with Jonathan Raymond

October 1, 2016

Leaders everywhere talk about accountability, but nobody is defining what it really means — and more importantly, breaking it down into a set of skills that people could learn and apply. Accountability is about helping people unlock their strengths.

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126: Holacracy – An Agile Management System for a Rapidly Changing World | with Brian Robertson

December 15, 2015

Holacracy is a fundamentally different “operating system” for organizations. Holacracy revolutionizes how a company is structured, how decisions are made, and how authority is distributed. Perhaps the best-known examples of companies who have adopted Holacracy are Zappos and David Allen Company. “No one reports to anyone anymore,” explains The Washington Post about Zappos. “Instead, employees […]

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If You Don’t Lead Innovation, You Aren’t a Leader. (And you won’t stay in business very long.)

August 11, 2014

Conventional wisdom says creativity is the realm of advertising, and innovation the job of product development. We wouldn’t expect to find the IT or Finance departments bursting with innovation. But Google could never have grown from a startup in 1998 to the market dominator, with over one million servers, without an IT team that was […]

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069: 9 Telltale Signs of Influence 3.0

December 26, 2013

What used to work for leaders in the past is no longer as effective today. Today’s workforce is more diverse, with more women and more ethnicities represented. New technologies make information accessible to everyone. And globalization means greater competition and opportunities. As a result, the leaders who are producing the best business results are now […]

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068: Is Leadership Dead? How Influence is Reviving It | with Jeremie Kubicek

December 19, 2013

Command-and-control leadership doesn’t work anymore — especially when it boils down to manipulating others for your own benefit. In the 21st century, great leaders strive to influence others for their good. True influence requires leaders to give themselves away. What is the major obstacle for effective leadership? Self-preservation. Jeremie Kubicek is a Founder of the […]

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067: 3 drivers of the new “Connected Economy” demanding the shift to Influence 3.0

December 12, 2013

Since the 1980s, there’s been constant discussion about the difference between a manager and a leader. The basic distinction has been: Manager: Works through people to get things done. Leader: Sets direction and inspires people to get the RIGHT things done. Both are needed, but the consistent message has been that a great leader – […]

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065: Influence 3.0: Upgrade from Leadership to Impact

November 28, 2013

In the early 90s, the Iron Curtain fell. More people started using the Internet, and then the Web. The world was becoming smaller, more diverse, and more connected. Market conditions changed more quickly, and became more complex and harder to predict. Also, information was no longer the domain of the corporate brass; everyone in the […]

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The Rise of Influence 3.0: How Business Began Catching Up to Motivation 3.0

November 26, 2013

Readers of Daniel Pink’s 2009 bestseller DRIVE will notice parallels between Influence 3.0 and Pink’s concept of Motivation 3.0. But there are more factors affecting influence than just motivational psychology factors; for example, culture, technology, and communication. Furthermore, it often takes a while for the business world to catch up to the reality of what […]

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The New Skills of Influence 3.0: Do you have what it takes to succeed today?

November 6, 2013

Managers and leaders get others to do what is needed. Engagers create conditions that energize everyone to achieve a shared purpose. Managers and leaders work as the hub of a wheel. Engagers work as the rim of a wheel. Managers and leaders see themselves as the magic. Engagers see the team as the magic. The […]

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