What’s your Influence?

You don’t have to be a “person of influence” to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me. Scott Adams


We’re saying good-bye tomorrow to the year 2013 and welcoming the beginning of 2014.  So What’s your influence  as you embrace all that the New Year will bring?

We continue to be a “work in process” as we enhance and more fully develop our talents in the work place.  Whatever position you hold, your influence is known to others.  Your performance is determined by your influence as you collaborate, how you approach people as you reach out to them to complete a project, how you manage yourself in difficult situations, and the list goes on, doesn’t it.

Almost three years ago I read the Successful Blog by Liz Strauss, which she wrote on February 26, 2011.  Her blog described a “Hierarchy of Influence” which may provide food for thought as you welcome the year 2014.  Here’s a brief summary:


Antagonism                  Provokes a Thought

Confrontation                Causes a Reaction

Persuasion                    Changes Thinking

Conversion                    Moves to an Action

Participation                   Attracts heroes, ideas, sharing

Collaboration                  Builds loyalty relationships

As you Choose Who You Want to be Known As this week in your Careers, may your Influence continue be positive in all you do and may goodness follow you into the New Year!

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach and Change Agent

Note:  The above presentation of Action and Hierarchy of Influence is the Copyright of Liz Strauss@Successful Blog on February 16, 2011.

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