Influencing with Integrity is in His Blood

I am pro-influence and anti-manipulation. If you are, too, I hope you'll stand up and cheer for Tyler Schultz as you read his story. Tyler voiced his concerns about troubling practices at blood-testing start-up Theranos. So far, it has cost the now 26-year old (and his parents) $400,000 in legal fees and his once-close bond with his famous grandfather. He's living proof that influencing with integrity trumps manipulation.

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Whacking the CEO: The Bold New Moves Between the C-Suite and the Board

The CEO firing was direct and dismissive. Barnes & Noble didn't stick to the bland yet reliable “we’re moving in a different direction” script when it booted Chief Executive Officer Ron Boire. They didn’t give him a gentle heave-ho with the old standby “he’s stepping down to pursue different opportunities” tale. Instead, Barnes & Noble whacked their CEO in bold fashion. The core issue is trust. And trust is an endless dance.

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Talk Less, Tweet More

@ConnieDieken: RT @TrishaLewisTalk: Avoid the “I have the floor” game. Discuss- d on't 'launch into a lecture'. @ConnieDieken pic.twitter.com/HtguQ3G7zU

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