As leaders, it is our role to help others succeed. That is what leaders do. Our contribution to others has to be measured by something more meaningful than our positions. It must be measured by our ability to help others succeed. This is the accurate measurement of our position and the leadership we give.
Influence is an overused word, but few understand the concept. Many think influence is manipulation, force, and/or intimidation based on their position or status within the organization. That is not influence, that is dictatorial power! Influence is an exchange of ideas, a persuasion of others to a known purpose or direction. Influence is gained through the respect of those who are to be influenced.
We all resist change. But why? Because we are uncertain of the outcome. However, change is invetiable and must be embraced.
Believe me when I tell you that I can offend even when it is meant for praise. We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth.
The phrase,” it is what it is” becomes the motto for many people who allow complacency to embed there lives and way of thinking. In fact, that phrase indicates complacency has overtaken their ability to transform their results.
Complacency occurs in everyone sometime within their personal life and career. However, success is determined by your ability to effectively avoid or move away from complacency.
As you begin to evaluate your job offer(s), it is crucial you carefully consider your options making sure you choose what is right for your career and family.
Has anyone ever told you, you were full of hot air? If so, you are not alone. I think this post will help you understand why our words should not be hot air but rather backed up by the foundation of our actions.
ttitude is contagious. Our attitude will determine our success or failure and the success or failure of others. Attitude is more important than anything else, it is more important than money than any of your circumstances than your failures or your successes.
I want to introduce you to something very different. A thought process that takes our daily interactions with others and uses it to influence the desired conscience or sub-conscience outcome. We all … Continue reading TRANSFORMATIONAL INFLUENCE, The 6 B’s to Transforming People Lives
If life were easier we would become complacent and stagnate in our growth. Use every opportunity for personal growth.
I don’t think there is ever an instance where one person is the team, or where one person is responsible for the success or failure of the team. Whether at work or within the family, I believe it always involves a team effort.
One of the best books for teaching practical influence is Dale Carnegie’s, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”
This book provides the reader practical principles that lead to the efficient influence of others.
I have read this book at least five times and use it to increase my influence every day and validate my perspective on how I influence others.