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The Influence Sketchbook

The Influence Sketchbook

It’s back to school time. It’s the end of holidays. The nights are closing in. To combat Autumnal blues, and following on from our Influence at the Movies post, the Positive Power & Influence team has chosen five favourite sketches that demonstrate influence...
I have a dream . . . The Influence Style of Attracting

I have a dream . . . The Influence Style of Attracting

When Martin Luther King stood at the podium on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC half a century ago, he did not inspire a generation by declaring ‘I have a great strategic plan.’ He said, quite simply, ‘I have a dream.’ And like many of the great...
Like a Phoenix from the Ashes

Like a Phoenix from the Ashes

‘I gave him his head . . .’  A tale of strong but sympathetic leadership in a crisis You have a star performer. He has a wide skillset, shows dogged perseverance, great accuracy and determination. Not only that, he’s a galvanising member of the team – he’s relaxed,...
The Influence of Suffragettes

The Influence of Suffragettes

One hundred years after the death of Emily Davison at the 1913 Derby, we look at the way leading suffragettes sought to galvanise support for their cause. “We were called militant, and we were quite willing to accept the name. We were determined to press this question...
The Language of Influence

The Language of Influence

We all use combinations of influence styles to meet our business objectives. But some situations will call for you to stay rooted in a specific style. There are certain words and phrases associated with each style or behaviour, and just learning these phrases or...
Influence at the movies

Influence at the movies

The Positive Power and Influence Programme allows delegates to practise their influence skills using sometimes unfamiliar styles and behaviours. The core influence styles are persuading, asserting, bridging and attracting, and each style has certain behaviours...