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.
What are you really worth? For most people climbing the career ladder, they feel they are over-worked and underpaid. We hate to break it to you, but if you feel like you’re being underpaid, it could be your own fault. And here’s why: You’re not asking!
Technology has removed many barriers to education and employment for visually impaired individuals. Students with visual impairments can complete homework, do research, take tests, and read books thanks to advances in technology. Inventor and IBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa, who's been blind since the age of fourteen, is working on answering these questions in this innovative TED Talk.
Ever felt shortchanged after taking a training course? In today’s digital world, it is super easy for a so-called ‘expert’ to hang their shingle out there on the web and start getting results. That digital environment allows those ‘experts’ to dress up their site to appear rather professional and very credible. How can you avoid a situation that could adversely affect your professional development?