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Take control of your life, business, and career once and for all. The Indigo Podcast offers raw, unfiltered, and science-based talk about flourishing in life. Join CEOs, executives, and regular folks in learning how to build a better future at work and beyond. Check out this top ranked podcast! For more information, visit


Our approach is evidence based and our conversation is quirky. In every episode, we:


1. Promote the flourishing of people and organizations.

2. Bridge the gap between social science and management practice.

3. Provide an antidote or counterpoint to the ever-increasing overly simplistic, reductionist approaches to work and life.

4. Feed the curiosity of people who want to make the world a better place through work.

5. Inspire listeners to become lifelong learners and bold difference-makers.

Jun 15, 2021

If you ask a person to do something, why would he or she say yes and comply? It has to do with the power you hold and the influence you wield. This holds true regardless of whether you’re working with your boss, your direct reports, your coworkers, or even with friends or members of your family. We discuss:

- What is power and what are the primary sources of power 

- What is influence and what are the primary different influence tactics

- Implications for people, leaders, and organizations

Links and Other Information

Elias, S. (2008). Fifty years of influence in the workplace: The evolution of the French and Raven power taxonomy. Journal of Management History. Click here

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