Curious to know what it takes to bust through barriers and get other people eager and excited to help you build out your vision. Do you believe deep down you are capable of becoming an influential leader?
A great leader is someone who can influence others to take action. They must as well gain the respect of their followers to influence them. Achieving this may not be easy, as you are to make the critical decisions of the organization. But, if you want to be an influential leader and get the respect of your followers, these simple strategies will help you, whether you're a beginner leader or have been a leader for many years.
Be a leader in training.
To become an influential leader, you have to invest in learning to grow your expertise. Do not stop where you are. Always be eager to learn from other leaders. Work on becoming excellent at what you're already good at, and then scale up by learning more. As a leader, you need to know more than others. The more you know, the more help you can offer to your followers. Your followers will respect you by how competent you become and the effort you made to learn more.
Put others first
The best leader is the one who puts the interest of others first. Know that you're as good as them. Whenever you make personal sacrifices for those under you, they get to know you care about 'us' more than 'me.' You need to shift your energy from 'me' to 'we.' Say, 'we need to get more clients,' instead of' I need to get more clients.' 'We need to close more sales;' instead of 'I need to close more sales.' Focus on helping your followers get what they want. Please put them in places that will help them grow and achieve their career goals.
When people enjoy the jobs they are doing and succeed in their careers, the organization benefits.
Believe in yourself
To become an influential leader, you need to have confidence in your abilities and the abilities of others. Fall in love with yourself, your personality, and the perspectives that make you uniquely you. You don't need the know-how or when to do it. Get things done. It starts with what you think of yourself. It's about discovering what you value, what inspires you, what challenges you, and what gives you energy. When you find out these qualities about yourself, you'll also lead those qualities out of others. Learn from your past mistakes and believe in yourself.
Have mission and vision
People don't just follow a leader; they follow his mission and vision as well. You need to possess an idea that other people will want to share and follow. As a leader of influence, you have to look ahead and see where you're taking the company and your people. Having a vision will provide motivation and inspiration to keep going. Be result-oriented and have an eye for vision strong enough to carry you through the end.
Everyone can lead, but sometimes you don't know-how. Invest in yourself and keep on learning, put others first, believe in yourself, and have a mission and vision to carry you through to the end.
00:00 How To Become An Influential Leader
01:36 What It Takes To Influence Others
01:58 How To Influence
03:33 The ONE must have quality of an Influential Leader
05:57 Make THIS shift if you want to be able to influence others to take action
06:10 Why Become An Influential Leader
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