How to get others to do what you want or the magic of a "gentle " manipulation - Part 7 of the blog series: Influencing yourself and others

What is life if not a constant manipulation of others to achieve what is desired? The state manipulates through taxes or laws; the boss via orders, praise or criticism; the children via loud howls or proffering great grades; the partner via smiles or frowns. Despite this omnipresence of manipulation, the word itself has primarily negative…

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Your jump sequence for empowerment: The Ritz, the Ellen and the Steve – Part 3 of the blog series: Influencing yourself and others

Some words should definitely be accompanied by a user manual - one of them is the word empowerment. Everyone talks about it, but only a few know how to really achieve it. The research is crystal clear: empowerment leads to healthier, longer living, happier and more effective employees. But how exactly will you empower your Mrs. Jones or your Mr.…

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