“The 🔑 to successful leadership today is influence not authority” – Ken BlanchardKen Blanchard Companies
Kids talk about it on social. Executives talk about it as a skill that can be learned or earned.
A must for emerging leaders. . 🔎We are drawn to observing those who somehow capture this effortlessly, yet may not even be in a leadership role🤷♀️ .
What if #influence is more about the ❤ than the 🧠? Or better yet a combination of characteristics at the core of a person. 👨👩👧👦How do loving parents influence children? #Passion, #Presence, #Belief in others. The ability to block out all the noise and be HERE. Genuinely care, engage and appreciate others. Perhaps even champion them.🏆 .
4 ways to increase influence:
➡️ #serve Start your workday thinking of at least ONE way you can serve someone. An encouraging word. Acknowledgement. Your time.
➡️ #mindset Back to #1- To do this you must start YOUR mind right.It takes some a few hours prior to a workday to do this optimally 🙋🏼♀️. It may take you minutes. 🙌 .
➡️ #presence. Don’t look away when engaging.Take interest. Even if it means acknowledging an opposing viewpoint. Be present.
➡️ #confidence Stand tall. If you don’t believe in yourself it will show. Step into your light with the intent to help others shine theirs.
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