Questions of Influence: Asking Questions that Inspire Results

How can we best ignite change and inspire growth, when we don’t have control?

Later this month, I am bringing about 100 folks together to chat about influence. We will create space to share our stories. And take an honest look at how we roll.

“Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our souls. Our influence is determined by the quality of our being.”
~Dale E. Turner

Questions of Influence

What is influence?

Why does it matter?

What skills are most vital?

How do we build them?

What if our influence isn’t working?

What if you went back through your life and gave out “most influential awards”?

Who would win?


Did they have power and control?

Or was it something else…?

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Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt, is CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders and a former Verizon Wireless executive. Karin was named on Inc.’s list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference, the American Management Association List of 50 Leaders to Watch, and as a Trust Across America Top Thought Leader in Trust. She’s the award-winning author of two books, Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results— Without Losing Your Soul, and Overcoming an Imperfect Boss. She’s regularly featured in business publications including Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Inc.


  1. Inspired by your comments this morning, I made a list of the key people who influenced me at critical turning points in my life. Then, I listed how and why they had such an impact. The interesting thing is that all of the reasons could be distilled to one simple explanation: they all believed that I could accomplish more than I thought at that time that I could, and they challenged me to do it. And they collectively shaped my life. I guess I am a slow learner.

  2. The most influential people in my life were leaders. They didn’t say much, they listened to others, and they demonstrated massive yet controlled action. I’ve modeled myself after them.

    • That’s fantastic! It’s great to have people we can respect and emulate. Thanks so much for always being so involved in the conversation! Namaste.

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    • Mohammad. Excellent. As parents we have such an important responsibility to positively influence our children.

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