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Influencing is a necessary skill for anyone in business, whether a person is a manager, leader, salesperson or a member of a team.

The ability to bring others to your way of thinking without force or coercion is important in business.

The purpose of this questionnaire is to enable individuals to assess their influencing skills and create awareness of five particular styles of influencing. It will be useful for individuals who wish to identify their preferred influencing style and those who wish to develop their range of influencing styles.

It can be used as a stand-alone questionnaire or used as part of a wider team development activity.

Whats Your Typical Influencing Style?


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If you want to have successful teams in your organisation, make sure you have successful leaders.  What do I mean by this you ask?  The way a team is led will have a major impact on the success or otherwise of the team.

What do I mean by this you ask?  The way a team is led will have a major impact on the success or otherwise of the team.

In fact, when I asked team members from within a large financial institution what they wanted from a team leader they identified the following values they would like their leader to hold.

What do I mean by this you ask?  The way a team is led will have a major impact on the success or otherwise of the team.  In fact, when I asked team members from within a large financial institution what they wanted from a team leader they identified the following values they would like their leader to hold.

  • Trust
  • A commitment to their staff as well as the task
  • The willingness to support and serve the team
  • Inspirational leadership, combined with energy, enthusiasm and appropriate expertise
  • The guts to take responsibility rather than pass the buck
  • The glue to make the team come together and operate as a team
  • A willingness to have fun!

I’ll explain each of these in more detail. (more…)


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McKinsey report that executives can thrive at work and in life by adopting a leadership model that revolves around finding their strengths and connecting with others.

They have conducted interviews with more than 140 leaders; analysed of a wide range of academic research in fields as diverse as organisational development, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, positive psychology, and leadership; held workshops with hundreds of clients to test their ideas and undertaken global surveys.

Through this research, they have distilled a set of five capabilities that, in combination, generate high levels of professional performance and life satisfaction.

The five capabilities are:

  • Meaning
  • Managing Energy
  • Positive Framing
  • Connecting
  • Engaging

To find out more about how centred leaders can achieve extraordinary results Click Here


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The Johari Window, created by psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham, is a model of communication, describing how an individual gives and receives personal feedback.

It encourages free and open communication, thereby fostering good interpersonal relations and helping people to realise their full potential.

The model can be used for developing self-awareness in any communication context, although it serves as a particularly useful framework for effective communication within teams.

To find out more about this model Click Here


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In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle discusses bravado, and how you can work yourself back from the brink of making mistakes and the importance of honesty.


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In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle talks more about how the language and words we use need to be appropriate and reflect what is important to our business.


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In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle talks about how the language and words we use need to be appropriate and reflect what is important to our business.


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