Leaders have influence
Yesterday, we learned about Maxwell’s Law of the Lid. Today we will focus on The Law of Influence. Remember God tells us in Deuteronomy 23:13 that He will make us the head and not the tail, and the top and not the bottom.
However, if we are going to be leaders, we need to be educated about leadership. According to Maxwell, “True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed, or assigned. It comes only from influence, and that cannot be mandated. It must be earned.” He explains that we can influence others if we have character, relationships with the right people, and have important information to form a correct vision for the future.
Maxwell also teaches that we can influence people through our experience and ability to lead others to victory.
So here is the million dollar question. Are you able to influence others? You see, a person might be the manager or supervisor at an organization but might not have any influence over the people. In fact, the employees might very well have more trust in the leadership of a regular employee who is known for his or her integrity, deep respect for others, knowledge of the company, and years of experience.
You will know you have influence on others because they will turn to you for information or for guidance. And that makes you a leader.
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