Sphere of Influence, Circle of Concern

Circle of Concern, and Circle of Influence
“A useful way of determining which Circle people’s concerns are in is by listening
to the language used. You can distinguish between the use of the words “have”
and “be”. Circles of Concern are full of “have’s” while Circles of Influence are full
of “be’s”. The table below provides some examples.
Have’s (Reactive) Be’s (Proactive)
I’ll be happy when I have a full
If only I had a boss who wasn’t…
If I had respect from…
If I could just have management
If the environment was more
I can be a better role model…
I can be more organised / resourceful…
I can be more loving / understanding…
I will be more diligent…
I can seek out personnel and be able to
understand… ”

Circle of influence – Circle of concern
“‘You can either be proactive or reactive when it comes to how you respond to certain things. When you are reactive, you blame other people and circumstances for obstacles or problems. Being proactive means taking responsibility for every aspect of your life.'”


circle of influence


Control and Influence Model in Sport


Sphere of influence
“In the field of international relations, a sphere of influence (SOI) is a spatial region or concept division over which a state or organization has a level of cultural, economic, military, or political exclusivity, accommodating to the interests of powers outside the borders of the state that controls it.

While there may be a formal alliance or other treaty obligations between the influence and influencer, such formal arrangements are not necessary and the influence can often be more of an example of soft power. Similarly, a formal alliance does not necessarily mean that one country lies within another’s sphere of influence. High levels of exclusivity have historically been associated with higher levels of conflict.

In more extreme cases, a country within the “sphere of influence” of another may become a subsidiary of that state and serve in effect as a satellite state or de facto colony. The system of spheres of influence by which powerful nations intervene in the affairs of others continues to the present. It is often analyzed in terms of superpowers, great powers, and/or middle powers.”


Understanding influence and putting it into practice
“Influence – a definition: Oxford Dictionary:
‘[mass noun] the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself.’
liking, reciprocity, social proof, consistency, authority, scarcity”
“Effective disability employment strategies in organisations and the APS more broadly have a significant role to play in supporting an effective and productive public sector. When successful, these strategies make organisations more effective, more in tune with the needs and concerns of the citizens it serves and arguably more efficient, innovative and flexible.
However, it is often seen as the role of human resource practitioners to solve the problem of disability employment and retention. Yet in many cases, these individuals do not hold senior decision-making roles. Human resource practitioners who successfully promote disability employment in their organisations generally do so through the strategic use of a variety of influencing skills and approaches, working in partnership with business areas and building support across the organisation”



influential people in the world


Power List 2015: The 50 most influential people in the world