What is influence? Is it a good thing to be an influencer? Is it a good thing to be influenced? Leadership is often described as the capacity to influence others. Positive leadership, however, is one that draws a response from followers, not by coercion or by force, but by instilling a genuine conviction in their objectives and vision. Good leadership is about empowering followers and giving them the resources to succeed. At I Am Here, we create a culture of positive leadership and positive influence in ensuring best practice when it comes to our mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. At I Am Here, we empower people to speak up about their mental health and wellbeing and to support others to do the same.
What are we watching this week?
In the following video, we explain how the I Am Here culture benefits everyone. This is a short video. It reminds us that we are potentially least likely to ask for help in our greatest times of need. Therefore, it is important that our I Am Here Ambassadors and our I Am Here Influencers are alert, aware and ready to ask the question “Are you ok?” Has that question been asked of you? How do you respond, when asked?
Watch the video. (1 Minute Read)
What are we listening to this week?
In this podcast, social psychologist Robert Cialdini talks about the latest edition of his book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. He discusses seven psychological levers that influence our purchases, beliefs and behaviours.
Listen to podcast. (58-Minute Listen)
Who are we reading this week?
After listening to the Freakonomics podcast, we wanted to explore more.
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion prompted us to examine our thought processes in a new way. In particular, the concept of “social proof” stood out for us—that suggestion that when we see other people doing something, we subsequently believe it must be a good thing to do.
Read the book. (5 Hours and 36 Minute Read)