Created to help you become the leader everyone wants to work for.
There’s an important distinction between positional leadership and personal leadership and personal influence is more powerful because it is portable—it travels with you from position to position. Relying on your position to influence people often feels like manipulation to them, while personal influence conveys more of a “we’re in this together” feeling. New leaders often start out exerting positional influence, because they don’t know any better.
To work toward developing your ability to connect with others and to influence people based on who you are as a person rather than what your role is, you need to be deliberate. Developing personal influence is a process that requires commitment and intention. For many, it is a life-long pursuit. And here are three things that can provide an immediate boost and get you started on the right path:
Here are some of my favorite resources to support your efforts: