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When it comes to influence, are you bringing it? Time to step up, not back!

Leadership is not for the faint hearted! True leadership requires courage and successfully developing followership. Leaders must get others to respond positively to their ideas and efforts. The ability to influence others comes more from the strength of one’s logic, insight, imagination, and communication skills than from specific positional power granted by the organization. Followership is no longer a privilege of position as it was in the days of hierarchical management styles. Read More

Unique Attributes That Each Generation Contributes to the Workplace

Generational "gaps" are as old as time. Nevertheless, organizations seem to be more worried than before about managing the three age groups of Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millenials who have very different attitudes. A recent survey by Ernst & Young, which asked American professionals from each age group their opinions of each generation, found significant differences, not all of them predictable. Read More

IMPACT'S Top 25 TED Talk List: They Will Entertain, Educate, and Enlighten You

The TEDx Program was launched in 2009 with the mission of spreading ideas to the masses, with independent organizers curating their own events for their own communities. For many of you who know us well, you realize how much we enjoy utilizing all different types of media to bring information to you – our clients, colleagues and friends. We thought it would be great to pass on a quick reference guide to the top 25 Tedx Talks – Read More

Three Characteristics of Grit – Your Keys to Success!

Two weeks ago we discussed how important grit is to your success. As a reminder, grit is passion and perseverance. It is multi-dimensional. It is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal or end-state, coupled with a powerful motivation, commitment and hard work to succeed even in the face of adversity. Read More

“Grit” Trumps Talent and IQ Part One of a Two Part Series

I have always been fascinated by the concept of grit. I’m sure each of you have people in your life that you would say are “gritty” individuals. These are the people who are determined, resilient, and tenacious. They won’t let anything hold them back. Read More

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