Influence occurs when a person’s emotions, opinions, or behaviors are affected by others. It is an important component of a leader’s ability to use power and maintain respect in an organization. Influence is apparent in the form of peer pressure, socialization, conformity, obedience, and persuasion.
Pay equity is a sensitive topic in today's workplace. The first rule of thumb everyone learns when they join the workforce...never ask what someone gets paid and never discuss what you are being paid. In this TED Talk, David Burkus discusses the secrecy of pay rates and why they should disappear.