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Built for Teams, The Influence Ecology Newsletter, Transactional Competence, Transactionalism

Built for Teams

Influence Ecology Co-Founder and CEO John Patterson Influence Ecology Co-Founder and Chairman Kirkland Tibbels 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 Western Digital to develop a program designed to support their Agile transformation: the act of transforming an organization's form or nature gradually to one that is able to embrace and thrive in a flexible, collaborative, self-organizing, fast-changing environment. In large enterprises, the…

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Darryl Anderle, The Influence Ecology Podcast, Transactional Competence, Transactionalism

Ambition Is Not a Dirty Word with Darryl Anderle

In a 2015 speech, American actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon launched a campaign to support women and their aspirations with the battle-cry, "Ambition is not a dirty word." In 2018, Oprah Winfrey interviewed Reese Witherspoon and American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director Mindy Kaling to talk about that moment. Growing up in lower-middle-class Texas, Influence Ecology CFO Darryl Anderle was raised to think of ambition as a negative word—it had selfish connotations. It seemed as if the standard for success was to get noticed for being independent, self-reliant, and hard-working; waiting for someone to consider him for advancement…

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Phyllis Tichinin, The Influence Ecology Podcast, Transactional Competence, Transactionalism

How to Be Heard with Phyllis Tichinin

Phyllis Eleanor Tichinin has always struggled to have her contrary voice heard amongst the mainstream. Raised rurally in the once fruit-filled Santa Clara Valley, she earned her education as a soil scientist and environmental manager at the University of California Davis. Now in New Zealand, she raised her two children on her deceased husband's family farm. She is currently involved in consulting and activism to remove biocides from our food supply and environment. During her studies with Influence Ecology, she discovered how to have her voice heard. As we teach it, the marketplace is indifferent to us and our aims.…

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Fitness Is Practice, The Influence Ecology Newsletter, Transactional Competence, Transactionalism

Fitness Is Practice

Influence Ecology Co-Founder and CEO John Patterson Influence Ecology Co-Founder and Chairman Kirkland Tibbels 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, in our experience, many people claim to know things they have never themselves done, practiced, or applied. Often, we claim to know a topic we’ve merely read in a book or seen online. In fact, our collective wisdom allows us to share…

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