This six part podcast series on the subject of influence was drawn from a conversation with Barnes & Conti CEO Kim Barnes, joined by Allan Cohen and Mary Walter.
Podcast topics range from influence and gender stereotypes to the role of confidence in influence success to the pros and cons of interrupting—and how to do it successfully! Other topics include influencing remotely, influencing within teams, and establishing a healthy climate for influence. Although the conversation was spontaneous, we found that it moved through several topics all related to influence, so we divided it as follows:
Allan Cohen, DBA, is Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College. He is the co-author with David Bradford of Influence Without Authority, 2nd Edition (Wiley, 2005) and is currently preparing the third edition for publication.
Mary Walter, President of Mary Walter Leadership, is a leadership coach and an expert in team effectiveness. Mary has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive and leader in retail store operations, most recently at Ross Stores, and has now launched her own consulting firm.
B. Kim Barnes is author of Exercising Influence: Making Things Happen at Work, at Home, and In Your Community, 3rd Edition (Wiley, 2015), among other publications.