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.
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.
We must work to increase our influence by adding value every day. Do this and you will increase your leadership. To lead others, you must influence! Do these 10 actions regularly, and watch your influence increase!
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The more I know, the more I don’t know and the more I don’t know, the more I need to know!! However, I do know this; What I know, I know I must transfer to others.
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Want to be a more effective safety leader? Then implement and practice these 6 traits fully and watch your influence grow.