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2020 A New Decade of Satisfaction

2020. A New Decade of Satisfaction by John Patterson and Kirkland Tibbels The Influence Ecology Newsletter October 2019 Think back to your life ten years ago. How old were you? What were you working to accomplish? What was happening? In 2009 Barack Obama was inaugurated as

2020 A New Decade of Satisfaction2019-10-23T08:31:00+00:00

Built for Teams

Enterprise Programs: Built for Teams by John Patterson and Kirkland Tibbels The Influence Ecology Newsletter September 2019 We designed our enterprise programs for teams. For years our students have asked us about offering Transactional Competence™ to organizations and enterprises. In late 2018, we began work with

Built for Teams2019-10-09T07:00:58+00:00

Fitness Is Practice

Fitness Is Practice by John Patterson and Kirkland Tibbels The Influence Ecology Newsletter August 2019 For competence, knowing requires doing and fitness requires practice. We would never consider that we know how to swim or are fit to swim until we get in the water. Yet,

Fitness Is Practice2019-08-19T22:31:35+00:00

Standing Out

Create a Healthy Work/Life Balance by Standing Out from the Crowd Influence Ecology Member News: Joni Rocco Hardwood Floors Magazine by Joni Rocco The Influence Ecology Newsletter August 2019 My husband, Joe, and I have owned our small, 3/4” solid hardwood installation and refinishing contracting company, Artistic Floors

Standing Out2019-08-23T03:53:27+00:00

Know Thy Aims

Know Thy Aims by John Patterson and Kirkland Tibbels The Influence Ecology Newsletter July 2019 The Influence Ecology Newsletter is built to serve your aims. Each issue offers exclusive resources explicitly designed for high performing and ambitious business professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs. Human beings only

Know Thy Aims2019-07-16T14:48:11+00:00

Knowing Requires Doing and Fitness Requires Practice with Suzanne Pool

To develop our fitness to transact effectively, we must practice. For example, consider how we get competent at swimming. We could read about it, study it, watch videos, discuss it, and perhaps even practice on dry land and yet still we wouldn’t know swimming until we got into the water and tested our understanding through

Knowing Requires Doing and Fitness Requires Practice with Suzanne Pool2019-06-23T14:59:34+00:00

Influential Environments with Christopher Mercier

In Inglewood, California, Christopher Mercier, President and Design Principal of (fer) studio builds award-winning Contemporary Iconic Architecture designed by a process whereby the final form is a result of a unique and collaborative design research method entitled Form Environment Research - or (fer) studio for short. FER's approach is to produce a unique iconic form

Influential Environments with Christopher Mercier2019-07-11T09:41:32+00:00

Welcome to Your Brain with Cory Shepherd

We all think we know more than we actually do. Do you know how paper is made? How does a toilet work? How about a pen? Our species has produced sophisticated technologies, cities, and accomplishments, but most of us don’t honestly know how these things work. How can we aspire to so much despite understanding

Welcome to Your Brain with Cory Shepherd2019-06-10T12:07:07+00:00

Some Possibilities Are Dangerous with John Severson

Swimming in possibilities and excitement might be more detrimental than we think. As a biological ‘exchange animal,’ our moods and transactions are inextricably linked. We read or mimic the moods of others faster than we recognize their words. We've all learned the hard way that a text or email can't include the wordless cues like

Some Possibilities Are Dangerous with John Severson2019-06-03T13:15:41+00:00

Put Your Oxygen Mask On First with Jenn Oliver

Jenn Oliver, Senior Director of Service for the Academic Division at the University of Virginia, has learned a valuable lesson about what we refer to as "putting the mask on first." Before her study with Influence Ecology, primarily, other people's needs informed her plans. Her work was oriented only around doing for others, leaving her

Put Your Oxygen Mask On First with Jenn Oliver2019-06-03T11:46:21+00:00