Could a long-dead German philosopher resembling Karl Marx with a proper haircut, hold the keys to the 2016 US presidential election race? Yes, if the sharply-contrasting campaigning styles of rival candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reveal deeper truths about the way modern societies are led, and the way we pick those who will wield [ more » ]
Another Word for Power and Influence.
Can words or gestures really deliver us power and influence? And if so, what’s the unseen mechanism enabling us to direct or prevent the actions taken by others? The lives of leaders, politicians, trial lawyers and advertising mavens offer up daily confirmation such a mechanism exists. Yet the rest of us find it harder to [ more » ]
Charisma: Authenticity or Learned Behaviour?
Can you learn charisma, or is it an innate gift? Because it is so intimately linked with power, the distribution of charisma was closely guarded for millennia. Now many seek it. Charisma was originally linked with the power of persuasion, or the mastery of arguing content originally codified by Artistotle’s The Art of Rhetoric, that [ more » ]