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The Influence Blog

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23-02-2024

How to convince your employer to take part in a training course?

Unlock the secrets to securing training funding from your employer by preparing thoroughly, aligning your arguments with shared goals, and advocating confidently for your professional ...
22-02-2024

This is how you make sure your team does NOT perform

Discover the root causes of poor team performance—lack of alignment and an unsafe climate—resulting in unproductive workarounds and a disheartened team; unlock the keys to ...
22-02-2024

How autonomy helps you grow as a professional

Unlock the secrets to autonomy in the workplace: gain satisfaction, creativity, and control over your career trajectory while enhancing your productivity and job satisfaction—start your ...
22-02-2024

Why won’t they listen to me? 3 causes explained

Discover why your perfect plan hits a roadblock every time you share it. Learn how to break through communication barriers by sending less, listening more, ...
21-02-2024

3 tips to set your boundaries

Unlock the power of assertive boundary-setting in today's fast-paced world! Discover how the Asserting Influence Style can help you communicate effectively without compromising relationships. Dive ...
01-09-2023

How to deal with a dominant colleague?

In every organisation you’ll be confronted with dominant behaviour. How do you deal with this? Without getting yourself in a conflict? ...
25-08-2023

11 Energy draining co-workers and how to deal with them

How do you stay productive, positive and motivated when you’re working together with energy drainers? ...
10-07-2023

10 Quick fixes for effective influence behaviour when time is short

With these 10 quick-fix ideas you can manage and influence both your objectives and relationships when time is short. Balance is key. ...
03-07-2023

5 Basic things a leader can do when the work-life balance is off

We say that “work is work and home is home,” but is it really? 5 basic things you can do when the work-life balance is off. ...
26-06-2023

Why giving feedback is important

Giving feedback contributes to a positive and healthy work environment. Employees feel more engaged and deliver quality work. Collaboration also becomes smoother. ...
19-06-2023

Successful communication between men and women? This is how it works!

You've probably heard the saying, "Women are from Venus, men are from Mars." Could that explain why we don't always speak each other's language? ...
12-06-2023

How to deal with a fight-flight-freeze response in stressful situations

In times of stress, everyone reacts differently. A change or crisis initially triggers fear in all of us. This fear is our automatic defense mechanism. ...
05-06-2023

How to keep your emotions under control during a difficult conversation

How do you ensure that your emotions don't take over during a difficult conversation? The more space your tears, frustrations, and anger are given, the ...
29-05-2023

The danger of groupthink: Do you recognize the 8 symptoms?

How often do you set aside your opposing beliefs and opinions in a meeting or team call because you don't want to disrupt the group ...
22-05-2023

Style flexibility: which style do you use to communicate effectively?

"Style flexibility," you may have come across this term before. At The Influence Company, it is a beloved concept. ...
15-05-2023

3 Tips on how to deal with a know-it-all colleague

That one colleague who always responds with "yes, but" to every proposal or constantly avoids taking responsibility: everyone has encountered difficult (stereo)types in their work. ...
08-05-2023

5 Tips for dealing with confrontations in the workplace

Difficult situations at work, conflicting interests, or unpleasant behavior from colleagues. Conflicts in the workplace are inevitable. ...
01-05-2023

How to address negative behavior in someone?

We all get annoyed with colleagues. How do you approach a conversation with them? Here, you'll discover how to address the behavior of others. ...