258 – Becoming a Leader of Influence (Solo Episode)
John Maxwell says “Leadership is influence…nothing more, nothing less”.
Exceptional & sustainable leadership demands a knowledge of influence.
Increasing your influence can seem overwhelming; how do we increase it?
Your influence increases when you add value to other peoples lives.
Leadership & adding value is a choice!
There is tremendous power in this choice to add value on a daily basis.
Intentionality & Awareness is the key: Every interaction with another human being is an opportunity for influence & leadership.
Leadership is an affair of the heart: It is all about LOVE
Think back to your significant life events; the significant people in your life…
At the core…the foundation…was LOVE
Without Love there is no:
NOTHING important or significant gets done in life without your heart.
You have to be in love with the
Act of Leading
It’s not about being in love with the leadership position or the idea of leading.
In love with act of leading others.
In love with art of transforming other people’s lives.
Any significant relationship demands trust; if any relationship is going to have a sustaining legacy you must pursue the heart.
Love is the soul of leadership:
It sustains us in the most arduous of times.
It is the source of our courage.
Self-centered leaders never get it…
Why do most people leave their jobs?
Lack of pay? Lack of benefits?
It’s because of a Bad Boss; a boss not interested in growing or transforming others.
Who are your heroes?
It’s usually someone who has poured their heart into you.
Are in love with what they do; with the act of leading.
Understand leadership is tough & demanding.
Are persistent, tenacious, & patient.
Nobody cares how much you know until they know that you care about them.