Blueprint as Base

November 23, 2018  |   Active Influence,Testimonial,Uncategorized   |     |   0 Comment

Photo by Brian Bateson The Foundation of Active Influence   PURPOSE: Begin to move from understanding Active Influences as a concept to grounding and integrating it into your role as a leader. And how it requires a shift in thinking along with specific tools to firmly ground the process of change to being more ACTIVE. Mark UhlenbergThe Heartwood Group KEY POINTS: Introduce Systems Thinking and why it’s importantRole of strategic alignment in becoming an active influencerBlueprint is a tool and process to help you:View current state from a systems perspectiveAssess strategic alignment (or lack of it)Create a foundation and pathway to move towards future In a ...

Coaching and Mentoring

Are these Active Influence Roles the Same – or Different? Key Points: Mentoring involves giving wisdom and advice Coaching involves supporting people with inquiry and self-discovery Leaders must choose the best approach to use “in the now” When leaders become truly skilled in their ability to actively influence others, they will intuitively shift roles based on what is happening in the moment. They may glide back and forth between coaching, mentoring, facilitating, managing and leading, sometimes within the space of a single meeting. They choose the best approach to use “in the now.” In this blog post I’m going to focus on two of the roles an adept active influencer must be absolutely clear on – ...

Influencing to the Third Power – Those Outside of Your Control: Impacting Those That Influence Your Outcomes

August 28, 2018  |   Active Influence,Coaching,Leadership Development   |     |   0 Comment

Those Outside of Your Control: Impacting Those That Influence Your Outcomes KEY POINTS: Facilitative Leadership of Coaching Strategic Power of Coaching Leading Transformation and Change Systems Coaching Influencing to the Third Power is about expanding your capabilities to influence through relationships. Your power comes from being strategically involved with the entire system that impacts your ability to achieve your desired outcomes. Fundamentally it requires a broader awareness of the people and activities outside of your immediate network and control -- the seen and unseen forces that stop you from advancing your agenda of success. Each of the key points we cover in this post are intricately related to each other, if not inseparable. I’ve delineated them as such, so that we can have a more refined understanding of ...

Influencing to the Second Power – Your Employees & Organization

Going Deeper into Active influence KEY POINTS: Influencing Tomorrow Influencing for Results Knowing the Right Influence Method Group Influencing Influencing to the Second Power is about you, your employees, and the entire organization. The Second Power includes direct reports and any “others” within your sphere of organizational influence. This post is about growing your power to influence a valuable and very strategic asset. The greatest competitive advantage for organizations and its leaders, given equal access to technology and economic capital, is its human capital. Are you building equity with it and within it? The key to growing your power is staying engaged and involved. With product parity becoming more common and e-commerce more accessible to virtually anyone as a technology, your people’s ability to create brand experiences is paramount to sustained success and influence in the market place. It is the most valuable ...

Influencing to the First Power – Yourself

Building on the concept of Active influence KEY POINTS: Self-Awareness The Power of Presence Personal Development Knowing how you can and do impact others through your influence could be defined as a big objective in the concept of Active Influence™. The reality of influencing others "consciously and appropriately" requires that we understand ourselves and the influence we have on our own actions, thoughts, and power. In other words, it requires self-awareness. Especially the power-limiting actions, which are behaviors and habits often hard to disrupt or eliminate.  Charles Duhigg in his book, The Power of Habit, talks about the neuroscience involved in changing our patterns of behavior. He talks about habit loops that become well established in us both consciously and unconsciously. If you have any curiosity about the power of habit loops just watch yourself sometime. I will share one example that is simple and ...