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John Patterson

5 habits that hurl you into the gap (and what you can do about it).

There is no natural division of brain and body, so why do we talk and behave like these are two separate things? Whether we comprehend our position in the cosmos, place in history, or differing views, we often grapple with our inability to reckon with whole systems. These fractured truths threaten our ability to think accurately about ourselves, strategies, and influence.

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John Patterson

Do you fear more political tribalism? How do we learn to play nice?

Cooperation is an essential organizing and survival attribute for many organisms. Human beings cooperate to live, work, and exist in groups. We form tribes with one membership rule: be loyal to one’s tribe and disdain those not in your tribe. Watch any sports match, and the behavior is on full display. Tribalism, however, conflicts with cooperation. What now?

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Welcome to Influential U
John Patterson

Welcome to Influential U

You can’t escape the Current, and neither can we. In that spirit, we have reimagined everything. Beyond just a new logo and look, you’ll find a fresh format that transforms academic abstractions into accessible ideas for anyone in business. Welcome to Influential U powered by Influence Ecology

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Do What You Love and Never Work A Day in Your Life
John Patterson

Do What You Love and Never Work A Day in Your Life

Many of us have heard the mantra “Do What You Love and Never Work A Day in Your Life.” This affirmation may be misguided and misleading. It is likely to produce more hardship and struggle. For high-achieving ambitious professionals who desire an aspirational life and whole-life balance, here are my 9 Things Wrong With This Mantra.

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Work-Life Balance, A How-To in 13 Steps
John Patterson

Work-Life Balance: A How-To in 13 Steps

When students apply for our programs, we often see, even in the most successful achievers, an imbalance in their lives. Perhaps they make a great income, but their health (stress, weight, fitness) is poor. Maybe they are so focused on one aspect of life, that they struggle to satisfy others. It isn’t easy to create balance in our lives, but it is quite possible to be profoundly satisfied across many domains of our lives. Although there are no shortcuts, for work-life balance, we offer a how-to in 13 steps.

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John Patterson

No One Wins Alone: A Bold Brand Move

We have used our own study to arrive at an exciting, telegraphic change. As a clarified manifestation of Influence Ecology’s vision, aims, and evolving relationship to the marketplace, we have created a new, inspiring, and relevant brand and name for our entire educational curriculum.

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