Category Archive: Influence

Stop Hating the People You Serve

Leaders get frustrated with the people they serve. You hear them grumble, “What’s wrong with people?” It happens in the business world, education, church world, and governments as well. Dissatisfaction – apart from… Continue reading

You Can’t Inspire Those You Look Down On

Feeling superior comes in many forms. All of them are justifications for looking down on others. You can’t inspire those you look down on. Manipulate yes. Inspire no. 12 comparisons that lead to… Continue reading

How to Stop Stealing Influence and Limiting Your Opportunities

Immaturity shows up thinking about itself. Maturity shows up thinking about others. In my immature twenties, I used language in a presentation that offended some and got me in hot water. When it… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Can I Prepare for a Larger Leadership Role

Dear Dan, I always enjoy your posts. Very insightful content without all the usual self-help fluff. I transitioned to a new career track in the last year where I am now an individual… Continue reading

How to Show Up in Ways that Ignite High Performance in Others

Your presence – the way you show up – impacts team performance. Positive emotion promotes high performance.* Know impact: Leaders who don’t know or don’t care about their presence can’t promote high performance… Continue reading

Three Ways to Change People

It’s absurd to say we can’t change people. The people in your story have changed you. You’re who you are, in part, because of them. Influence is the power to produce change. #1.… Continue reading