NERD OUT — Influence

ASSERTIVENESS, REJECTION AND YOUR BRAIN

Paloma Medina

Tags assertiveness, equity, goals, inclusion, Influence, introversion

ASSERTIVENESS, REJECTION AND YOUR BRAIN

First, a definition:  Assertiveness is a series of communication techniques to ensure an interaction is fair and respectful. Put another way: assertiveness is the expectation that your core needs and boundaries are important and worth respecting, but it also means you know that others aren’t mind readers, so you have to tell them what your boundaries and needs are. Example: Imagine you’re in a loooong grocery store line and the man waiting behind you has been standing weirdly, creepily close to you the whooole time you’ve been waiting.   Option A: ignore it and pray to the gods they open...


POSITIVE INFLUENCE: A PRIMER

Paloma Medina

Tags goals, Influence, Public Speaking

POSITIVE INFLUENCE: A PRIMER

On January 23rd, we're bringing you a new workshop on the Psychology of Positive Influence. What do we mean by “Positive Influence”? Positive influence is when we want to convince others to help us make changes that ultimately make our world a little better.  Versus changes that just benefit us, and screw the rest of the world.  Nelson Mandela -- positive influencer.  The creator of the tide pod challenge, just an influencer. Furthermore, leadership guru Stephen Covey says that true influence requires both consideration and courage. Let’s break it down: Consideration means thinking about what others need, what they feel,...