Influence Blog: Articles

Connie's takes on how and why a leader's influence and presence reverberates around the globe.
Leadership Advisor: How to Influence Fellow Senior Leaders

Leadership Advisor: How to Influence Fellow Senior Leaders

Membership on a senior leadership team gives you immense cachet and the opportunity to make it or break it as a leadership advisor. You’re in a circle of highly visible, powerful leaders. Your role is complex. You simultaneously manage your own business unit,...

Enough. Stop Interrupting Me!

Enough. Stop Interrupting Me!

Much has been made of the interruptions during the recent Vice Presidential debate. I believe it’s indicative of the “communication interruptus” that’s been breaking out everywhere – from board rooms and meeting rooms to lunch rooms and chat rooms. We’re living in an...

Leader, Teleprompted: Why Executives Must Master the Machine

Leader, Teleprompted: Why Executives Must Master the Machine

As an executive, you're called upon to deliver important messages to your organization and the marketplace. People look to you to set the tone in public speaking. You want to come across as a strong leader, but natural. To complicate matters, your busy schedule...

Gabby Giffords Communicates Pure Joy

Gabby Giffords Communicates Pure Joy

I wanted to share this quick with you because it's pure influence. 100% joy. 100% triumph. 100% heart. I dare you to watch it and not smile and tear up simultaneously. Gabby Giffords can influence anyone to never, ever give up. http://www.youtube.com/embed/RICPQxAQaVo...

5 Ways the Fab Five Can Make Your Team More Influential

5 Ways the Fab Five Can Make Your Team More Influential

The U.S. women's gymnastics team soared, flipped and vaulted their way to the top of the medal stand at the London Olympics. They delivered the most resounding win in modern gymnastics and marked the first time a U.S. women's team has clinched gold outside of the...

Top Influencer: Teen Alters Seventeen Magazine

Top Influencer: Teen Alters Seventeen Magazine

Girl power, meet your new heroine. A young teen from Maine, ticked off by flagrant Photoshopping in magazines, has spun her criticism into a crusade. As a result, she’s led an influential, industry-altering crusade. 14 –year old Julia Bluhm started a petition on...

Top Influencer:  Mark Zuckerberg’s Girlfriend

Top Influencer: Mark Zuckerberg’s Girlfriend

She's a smart cookie. Medical student Priscilla Chan inspired her famously private boyfriend, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, to lead a public health revolution. Over dinnertime chat, Priscilla shared stories of how patients she interacted with that day were...

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