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10 Powerful Ways to Influence People in a Positive Way
Can a person really be toxic? Well, a toxic person does not refer to those who are affected by the virus or toxic. To be precise, toxic people are those who are very unsupportive, abusive and unhealthy in nature. Their behavior is filled with venom and you will not feel any sort of gentle breeze in their words.

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Be Authentic

People instinctually appreciate people whose public persona matches their private values.

When someone professes to be one way but lives contrary to that profession, it signals that th...

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Listen

Listening meets a person’s primary need for validation and acceptance.

To positively influence others, you must listen to what is spoken and what is left unsaid, because by doing this ...

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Become an Expert

Become an authority in the area in which you seek to lead others.

Most people are predisposed to listen to, if not respect, authority.

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Learn to Tell Stories

Personal narratives, testimonials and impact stories are incredibly powerful. 

Your stories should be related to the issue or concept you are discussing. They should be an analogy...

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Lead by Example

To influence people in a positive way, we must lead by example, lead with intention and execute with excellence.

It is incredibly inspiring to watch passionate, talented people at work or ...

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Look for Successes

Catch people doing good. Once you do that, name and notice their contributions.

Look for often overlooked, but critically important things that your peers, subordinates and manage...

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Celebrate Accomplishments

Celebrate the unique attributes and skills of your colleagues.

Learn to quickly and accurately assess what people are doing well and then let them and their colleagues know.

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Kind Rather Than Right

For people who lack confidence, or people who prioritize the opinions of others, being right is important. But in the quest to be “right,” we can hurt other people.

The antidote t...

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Understand the Needs of Others

The best way to influence others is to appeal to their logical, emotional and cooperative needs:

  • Their logical need is their rational and educational need. 
  • Their ...

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Understand Your Sphere Of Influence

Operate from your place of expertise. Leave everything else to others.

You cannot positively influence others if you are more preoccupied with what others do well versus what you do we...

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Focus on one thing that you want to change, at a time, and commit to it.

What You Can Control

You may not be able to change the external circumstances, stressful situations, or work environment. What you can do is control how you react to negative forces and stressful situations.

For example: If you get unhealthy food at your home, you can control how or when you eat it.

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Start With A Casual Conversation

You’re trying to make the relationship better, so don’t jump to conclusions, be petty or accusatory. State what you’re experiencing in a non-threatening way and follow it wit...

Ask For A Private Discussion

Instead of avoiding the person, seek to address the issue head-on because, if left unaddressed, it’s only likely to get worse. 

Ask for a private discussion with the other person to express what you’re experiencing as pleasantly and agreeably as possible to avoid damaging the relationship further.

Always Be Direct

All people deserve to be treated professionally and with dignity. Remembering that being direct is not in contradiction with professionalism is imperative. Be direct, brave and respectful.

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