impactful vs influential :

impactful or influential

Many people in business and education like to speak of things that have an impact as being “impactful,” but this term does not appear in most dictionaries and is not well thought of by traditionalists. Use “influential” or “effective” instead.

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  • a  having or exercising influence or power
    an influential newspaper
    influential leadership for peace
News & Articles

  • 3Cheers Revolutionizes Online Rewards and Recognition
    For effective reward and recognition programs, delivering impactful rewards can be cost-prohibitive – and many companies are asking: “How can we get the most bang for our buck?” In
    June 12, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Cozzie Trial Day 2
    Day two of the Steven Cozzie murder trial is completed as several key witnesses have taken the stand. Perhaps the most impactful testimony is from a former friend of Cozzie who would eventually notify police about the murder of fifteen year old Courtney Wilkes.
    June 12, 2013 - WJHG Panama City
  • Developer speaks on 15-year First Ward project
    Developer Daniel Levine showed Eyewitness News firsthand how he plans to transform 8 ½ blocks of uptown Charlotte into what he calls the First Ward Urban Village. It's a 15-year project that will cost more than $700 million and includes city and county tax dollars. "People aren't going to recognize this part of the city," Levine said. "It'll be that significant, that impactful." Levine said he ...
    June 12, 2013 - WSOC-TV Charlotte

  • GOP senator: IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses
    An influential Republican senator says the Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of ...
    June 19, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • HousingWire Magazine Issues Call for Nominations Supporting 3rd Annual Influential Women in Housing Awards Program
    HousingWire Magazine announced today that nominations are now open for the publication's 3rd annual Influential Women in Housing recognition program. Each year, HousingWire highlights 30 women leaders ...
    June 18, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance
  • UK lawmakers call for 'reckless' bankers to face jail
    By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should introduce laws making it possible to jail "reckless" bankers and claw back past bonus and pension awards, an influential panel of lawmakers said on Wednesday. The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, set up by the government last year after Barclays was fined over the manipulation of global interest rate benchmarks, said deep lapses in ...
    June 18, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News