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The Power of Influence in Motivating Others

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Currently attending graduate school at Penn State University, Hayley Ninnis is working towards a master's degree in leadership development. Focused on entrepreneurship and launching a business, Hayley Ninnis has a particular interest in the power of influence.

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The Power of Influence in Motivating Others

  1. 1. THE POWER OF INFLUENCE IN MOTIVATING OTHERS H AY L E Y N I N N I S
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION • Currently attending graduate school at Penn State University, Hayley Ninnis is working towards a master's degree in leadership development. Focused on entrepreneurship and launching a business, Hayley Ninnis has a particular interest in the power of influence. A Psychology Today article drew a key distinction between control and influence from the perspective of the oldest of four siblings. This person had followed his father, but not simply because it was his given role as the eldest child. A key reason for this positive parental influence had to do with the congruence between his father's actions and what his father said. An insight is that, within a universe of mutual interdependence, attempts at control can often wind up alienating those who are closest.
  3. 3. MOTIVATING OTHERS • With attempts at control involving “conscious intent,” influence is exerted in a different way: through one’s actions and ways of expressing nonjudgmental thought. It involves a process of “being who we are,” and letting that stand as a marker of value. Within Nichiren Buddhism, this is expressed as one’s inner life state mirroring the surrounding environment. Within a workplace environment, positive influence can be a way of moving colleagues past toxic habits such as complaining, sabotaging, and failing to make an honest effort. Rather than mandating obedience, the approach recognizes the importance of setting a proper tone and conduct in one’s own life, in ways that can influence those with whom we are in daily contact.

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