Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence

Author: Jenni Catron

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400205697

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9002

You have clout. Have you discovered it yet? It is easy to believe that power, influence, and leadership are gifts given to a special few. But the Bible says otherwise. We all long for significance, even as we fear we will never be good enough. We listen for God, but hear only voices of doubt and practicality. Listen again. There is a call that only you can answer. Clout is power and influence. It is an undeniable trait that opens doors and moves mountains. You have it, and you can use it to change the world around you. With Scripture and stories from her own life, Jenni Catron maps out the pitfalls and clear paths on the way toward discovering and unleashing your very own clout. This is not a quest of power for power’s sake. Influence is not a guarantee of fame or fortune. It is an opportunity to use your gifts to do the extraordinary. This is a journey toward dismantling what stands in the way of your influence and leadership, discovering your God-given clout, and using it to answer God’s calling on your life. Learn about Jesus and others who sought to lead like him. Stop dreaming and start planning. Define your direction, set your goals, and confront the challenges that stand between you and the person God made you to be. Step into your sphere of influence with the humble confidence of Christ. Don’t hide. We need you. Discover your clout here.


The Art and Science of Influential Web Content

Author: Colleen Jones

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132562911

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 1986

Results. Everyone wants them, whether to sell more products, spread good ideas, or win more funding. In our busy digital world, the way to results is influencing people on the web. But how? An ad campaign won't cut it. A Twitter account doesn't guarantee it. Manipulative tricks will backfire. Instead, you need quality, compelling web content that attracts people and engages them for the long haul. Clout explains the key principles of influence and how to apply them to web content. Along the way, those principles come to life with lots of practical examples. With this book, you'll: Discover why a technology feature, marketing campaign, SEO effort, or redesign aren't enough to influence online. Understand the business value of compelling web content. Learn 8 principles for influence from the art of rhetoric and the science of psychology. Find out what context is and why it's so important to influence. Jump start your planning for content over time with patterns and diagrams. Learn the basics of evaluation to determine whether your web content is making a difference.


A Play

Author: David Young

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781552450772

Category: Drama

Page: 113

View: 9050

From the author of Glenn and Inexpressible Island comes this scathing satiric play about sex, power and the Canadian newspaper industry. Lionel K. Biggar, newspaper baron, aspiring English Lord and megalo-maniac, and Trent, a burnt-out liberal journalist formerly in Biggar's employ, are kidnapped from a shareholder's meeting by Eve, shape-shifting terrorist and nemesis. Chained back to back in a dungeon cell, the two men find themselves in a nebulous zone where ideological mind games are the order of the day. The stakes of these games? The future itself. Clout offers no easy resolutions, no back door out of the story, no final exit.


Tapping Spiritual Wisdom to Become a Person of Influence

Author: Stephen R. Graves,Thomas G. Addington

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787964757

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 8550

We all want to be able to influence others, to have our voices counted in decisionmaking, and to make a contribution to our organization or community. Most books on this subject focus on personal power for personal ends— self-help approaches that show readers how to get what they want for themselves. But influence can be much more— a live force that is vital to the positive and productive functioning of organizations, communities, and relationships. In Clout Stephen R. Graves and Thomas G. Addington take an entirely new and fresh approach to the subject of influence, incorporating biblical wisdom and stories of exemplary people who have wielded influence with integrity and authenticity. Using classical analytical tools to examine the components of influence, the authors look at an array of historical and biblical models of both positive and negative influence, including Mother Teresa, Adam Smith, Jesus, St. Patrick, Malcolm Muggeridge, and even Rasputin. They analyze what drives this force in our personal and business lives and relationships and show readers how they too can become people of great influence and thereby have a message that is meaningful, an audience that is receptive, and a life that is believable.

Queer Clout

Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics

Author: Timothy Stewart-Winter

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812247914

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8161

In postwar America, the path to political power for gays and lesbians led through city hall. By the late 1980s, politicians and elected officials, who had originally sought political advantage from raiding gay bars and carting their patrons off to jail, were pursuing gays and lesbians aggressively as a voting bloc—not least by campaigning in those same bars. Gays had acquired power and influence. They had clout. Tracing the gay movement's trajectory since the 1950s from the closet to the corridors of power, Queer Clout is the first book to weave together activism and electoral politics, shifting the story from the coastal gay meccas to the nation's great inland metropolis. Timothy Stewart-Winter challenges the traditional division between the homophile and gay liberation movements, and stresses gay people's and African Americans' shared focus on police harassment. He highlights the crucial role of black civil rights activists and political leaders in offering white gays and lesbians not only a model for protest but also an opening to join an emerging liberal coalition in city hall. The book draws on diverse oral histories and archival records spanning half a century, including those of undercover vice and police red squad investigators, previously unexamined interviews by midcentury social scientists studying gay life, and newly available papers of activists, politicians, and city agencies. As the first history of gay politics in the post-Stonewall era grounded in archival research, Queer Clout sheds new light on the politics of race, religion, and the AIDS crisis, and it shows how big-city politics paved the way for the gay movement's unprecedented successes under the nation's first African American president.

At Home in the Loop

How Clout and Community Built Chicago's Dearborn Park

Author: Lois Wille

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809322251

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 3936

Lois Wille’s illustrated account provides behind-the-scenes insight into how a small number of Chicago business leaders transformed the dangerous and seedy South Loop into an integrated and thriving community in the heart of the central city. The obstacles to the evolution of Dearborn Park were quite formidable, including a succession of six mayors, huge economic impediments, policy disputes engendered among people used to making their own corporate decisions, the wretched reputation of the South Loop, problems with the Chicago public school system, and public mistrust of a project supported by the wealthy, no matter how altruistic the goal. It took twenty years and millions of dollars, but it will pay off and in fact is paying off right now. With Dearborn Park, Chicago left a formula that other cities can use to turn fallow land into vibrant neighborhoods—without big government subsidies. As Wille explains, the realization of this vision requires shared investment and shared risk on the part of local businesses, financial institutions, and government. It links private and public influence and capital. Wille explains how these elements worked together to build a neighborhood in a blighted tract of Chicago’s Loop. She also describes how key decisions affecting the public interest were made during a time of profound change in the city’s political life: Dearborn Park was conceived during the final years of the most powerful political machine in America and had to adapt as that machine crumbled and city government was reshaped


Finding and Using Power at Work

Author: E. Bolland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137348216

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 1466

There is one major factor that explains business actions that has thus far escaped thorough exploration. That factor is clout, or as it is more broadly understood, power. Those with clout in the business organizations make the decisions and influence what the business does. Yet the origins and uses of clout are hidden. Everyone wants to know more about this inner world as clout is still largely unrecognized in studies of corporate culture. With Clout, the first researched-based book on the topic, Bolland fills this void. He systematically analyses the subject and answers the many questions about this aspect of business life, including exploring what organization clout is, how it has evolved, how it is manifested, how it is used and how it relates to other aspects of business organizations. Readers will be able to apply findings to their own career, and students will gain a tested framework for understanding the importance of this subject.

Choices With Clout

How to Make Things Happen by Making the Right Descisions Every Day of Your Life

Author: Wilbur Cross

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595247377

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 1641

This book will help you recognize and make the decisions that will have an impact on your success and insure that you decide wisely, and at the right time. To find the answers to methods for making the right choices, motivational author Wilbur Cross conducted many in-depth personal interviews with entrepreneurs Richard deVos and Jay Van Andel founders of the hugely successful Amway empire. The insights of these two pioneers, who were not only billionaires but who enjoyed exemplary family lives and everything one could wish for in life, including multitudes of close friends, can show you, quickly and graphically, how to take charge of your decisions, target your personal goals, and take full advantage of the many opportunities that come their way.

Brand Clout

Maintaining Relevance and Profitability Amidst Constant Change (featuring the Sonar Model and Sonaring)

Author: Dennis C. Flynn

Publisher: Cameo Publications

ISBN: 9780974414959

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

View: 8438

A key question confronting marketers is: "What is the true value of my brand, and how can I manage my brand in order to get the greatest return on that value, to benefit my company and my stakeholders?" The fact is that in today's business environment, where confusion, chaos, and information-overload reign, and where complexity is the norm, your brand value may be your only lifeline to compete successfully. Now you can learn how to effectively manage your brand for long-term growth.

The Content Advantage (Clout 2.0)

The Science of Succeeding at Digital Business through Effective Content

Author: Colleen Jones

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0135159520

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 640

In The Content Advantage (Clout 2.0): The Science of Succeeding at Digital Business Through Effective Content, expert Colleen Jones argues that in the age of digital disruption, your company faces an important choice. The choice is not whether to do content. Every business function–from marketing to sales and from support to recruiting–demands content. The choice is whether to make your approach to content strategic and, consequently, an advantage. This book, which is the second edition of the pioneering content book Clout, offers a modernized and comprehensive approach for planning, creating, delivering, and optimizing content that will make your business thrive. Executives and practitioners alike will find value in this book as they face increasing pressure to deliver the right content to the right customers at the right time. Drawing on her in-the-trenches experience with organizations ranging from the Fortune 50 to small and medium businesses to government and nonprofits, Jones offers: Guidance on creating a content vision A primer on conducting content analysis Techniques for developing a competitive content strategy Elements and principles of effective, influential content A blueprint for developing content intelligence A maturity model for content operations Examples from diverse companies and contexts

Speak Out With Clout

Author: Charles Boyle

Publisher: Self-Counsel Press

ISBN: 1770407103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 6224

You don't have to be a professional public speaker to make an effective speech in public. Using this book as a guide, you can learn the simple, proven techniques for effective speechmaking, whether you are the president of a large corporation or the chairperson of a small club.

Rural Geography

An Introductory Survey

Author: H. D. Clout

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483293122

Category: Travel

Page: 216

View: 8121

Discusses a series of themes linked to the changing use of the rural environment in the modern world. Although the text emphasises issues in Great Britain it also compares the rural scene in France, North America, Northern Europe and Eastern Europe and has general relevance for other parts of the developed world. A special feature is the wide ranging and detailed bibliography. Suitable for students of geography, sociology, town and country planning.

Culture Clout

Mergers, Acquisitions and Organization Cultures

Author: Stuart Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781441513793

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 5133

CULTURE CLOUT should be required reading for MBA and Executive MBA programs. In his extensive references, empirical studies and personal examples, Stuart candidly discusses the leading causes for M&A underperformance and introduces a powerful tool for improving the results of business combinations. This is excellent work! Alexandra Reed LaJoux, Author and Chief Knowledge Officer, National Association of Corporate Directors Stuart Ferguson has developed a very effective solution for an elusive M&A challenge objectively analyzing the direct and indirect financial impact of cultural differences between merging organizations. Ferguson's straight-forward Quantitative Organization Culture Assessment what he calls QUOCA- succinctly links corporate culture to valuation, cost and time of integration and the management decisions that seriously impact M&A success. Jim Jeffries, CEO, M&A Partners Major studies have shown the success rate of company acquisitions is notoriously low. This book is a comprehensive analysis of the most daunting process in business. Value creation only comes through a successful merger or acquisition. Stuart Ferguson correctly identifies an often overlooked step in the evaluation of the candidate company: Will the employees of the company to be acquired still flourish in the new entity. James R. Utaski, Corporate Vice President Business Development (Ret., Johnson & Johnson) As an M&A practitioner, I am intrigued by Dr. Ferguson's analysis of the cultural and behavioral dynamics of mergers and acquisitions. Stuart is on to something here. There is a need for more effective cultural assessment in pre-transaction planning and for more effective tools and processes for addressing cultural differences and behavioral issues post closing. Jim Dwyer, President, MPI Securities, Inc. Ferguson captures the elusive element of culture in mergers and acquisitions. The combination of sharp thinking and practical tools makes this an invaluable guide for managers who want to succeed at the M&A game. Philip Mirvis, Ph.D., Co-author of Managing the Merger and Joining Forces.

Don't State It-- Communicate It!

How to Put Clout in Your Letters, Memos, Reports, and Proposals

Author: Robert M. Hochheiser

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

View: 5758

Identifies the advantages of written communications, and gives advice on transferring ideas, implying conclusions, improving readability, writing letters and memos, and editing reports

It's All About Clout

Author: Max Foster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999598525


Page: 132

View: 2033

CNN's Max Foster uses his rare access to some of the world's most prominent people to reveal what they have in common and explains how you can develop your own clout. Featuring Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, Steve Jobs, Tracey Emin, Eva Kor and Stomzy.