Episode 255: Become an INFLUENCER

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At it’s most basic level, leadership is about creating change. It’s about having the influence to move everyone in the same direction toward the same goal. Learn how in this recap of episodes 251-254, where guest Kerry Patterson shared insights from his book, “Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change.”

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1 Simple Thing Actions:

Episode 251: Help Them Love What They Hate

1 Simple Thing Action:
Sit down and interview employees about their job satisfaction. Ask them what they like and don’t like. Just sitting down and asking questions is a huge motivator for most people.

Episode 252: Help Them Do What They Can’t

1 Simple Thing Action:
See yourself as a coach and give specific advice at the point of their ability level. One of your jobs is to coach employees who report to you.

Episode 253: Build a Culture of Motivation

1 Simple Thing Action:
Ask yourself, “Who are the people that people listen to around here?” Identify those opinion leaders and invite them into the loop. Find common ground where you can move forward with those leaders on your team instead of working against you.

Episode 254: Building an Environment for Success

1 Simple Thing Action:
Change Their Space. Look at ways you can arrange your workspace to create an atmosphere of collaboration and positive energy. As you look at the problem, also take a look at the 6 Sources of Influence chart. Is there something I can do by changing the office space? Or by changing policy or procedure, tools, etc.? Evaluate how each of the six areas on the chart can help you correct problems or build a more effective team and workplace.


Kerry Patterson

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