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Sunday, December 16, 2012

How to Influence People?

It will be a good idea to read the earlier post titled "Personality"

You may also like to read articles at the site "Building Leadership and Management" at

Enhance Your Influencing Power

External personality or personality ethic:

·      Dressing appropriately and appropriate for the occasion (power dressing)
·      Your overall grooming and presentability
·      Personal cleanliness and hygiene
·      Your mannerisms (pleasing and impressing manners and the mannerisms you should avoid)
·      Impressive communication: poise, style, right words, right sentences, command over the language, right effect

Power position:

·      The power look (many times to intimidate others)
·      Hierarchical position
·      Fame or visibility as an expert- indispensability
·      Closeness to a person holding powerful hierarchical position
·      Position with a nuisance value, harming feature
·      Power to use carrot (bribing at times) and stick

Internal personality or character ethic:

·      Genuineness in behavior with people
·      Courage, fearlessness
·      Justice: no partiality, no favoritism
·      Modesty and humility
·      Value driven
·      High IQ, EQ and SQ
·      Knowledgeable, skilled
·     Walking the talk: no gaps between you private and public behavior (inside-out
   approach: start first with self)
·      Build emotional bank accounts in others
·      Empathic listening
·      Win-win approach in all the dealings
·      Investing in making others capable to utilize the best in them
·      Real problem solver: diagnose before prescribing
·      No games, no ulterior motive, no selfishness

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