What influence do you really have?
It's said that leadership is in large part about influence. The influence a leader can have to help others grow, come together for a joint mission, and believe in possibilities ahead. If you think you are a leader inside and outside of the workplace, it is sometimes useful to do an audit. Do your daily rituals influence others? Many people spend their time with their face in a phone. What influence could this person have? Taking calls at the dinner table, driving and checking their phone, being distracted by their social feed during a conference. Audit yourself as a leader and ask are these the actions, rituals and routines of someone who is inspiring. Are these the habits and rituals you want to be mirrored back to you at home or work? Is what you see in your mirror of truth likely to influence others in a positive way? I guess you could also ask, is your influence positive or negative? I have sat on boards with leaders who have certainly influenced me…and it was not positive. Sadly due to the standards some leaders keep, the ones who truly change you by their actions, standards, rituals and routines are few and far between. © GB
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