258 – Becoming a Leader of Influence (Solo Episode)

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    • 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:
      • Integrity
      • Honor
      • Commitment
      • Conviction
      • Hope
      • Faith
      • Trust
      • Support
      • Persistence
      • Courage
      • Risk Taking
    • 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.
    • Legacy Leaders:
      • 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.

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