Intercultural Communication: What About Power Distance?

As I have gotten older, I have noticed that some of my college students see me as just this old guy that has read a few books. I feel little status. However, some of my other students thank me for sharing my knowledge and ideas, and recognize and support my status.

I have a hunch this […]

Intercultural Communication: What About Power Distance?2020-03-20T12:46:23-05:00

What is Professional Presence?

Most influential people exude an aura that shows they deserve attention and respect. A few simple strategies can help command positive regard.

Stay current. Stay on top of current events. To be perceived as intelligent, a person must have something intelligent to say. Read, read, read. Read trade journals, relevant newsletters, magazines and the local and […]

What is Professional Presence?2020-03-20T12:46:26-05:00

What Strategies Influence Others?

There are several strategies you can implement that influence others. Finding a copy of the mission statement or value statement would be a good start.

Use facts and data to make logical and rational presentations of ideas. Solid reasoning is persuasive.

Use flattery, create goodwill, act humbly, and be friendly long before you make a request. Friendliness […]

What Strategies Influence Others?2020-03-20T12:46:26-05:00

What are Spheres of Influence?

The concept of sphere of influence concerns the domain, or the areas of our careers, in which one can effectively exert influence.

Think of the spheres of influence like a set of concentric circles, in which influence is strongest near the center, and weaker as the distance from the center increases. Your personal sphere of influence […]

What are Spheres of Influence?2020-03-20T12:46:26-05:00

How Do I Increase My Power?

You can increase your power to influence. Power is something you have, whereas influence is something you do.

Power in organizations has three sources. Positional, Relational, and Personal. So don’t forget, there is more to power than position.

Of course positional power is based upon the position you hold in the organization and includes authority, reward, and […]

How Do I Increase My Power?2020-03-20T12:46:27-05:00


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