Leadership Lesson #5: Increase Your Influence

The true measure of leadership is influence—nothing more, nothing less. Dictionary.com defines it as: “The capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others.” The true essence of all power to influence lies in getting others to participate. Without influence, […]

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Lesson #7: Possess Self-Discipline

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is a leader. Everyone has the potential to become a good leader, but there is a process that includes a daily commitment to developing. It requires self-discipline, daily preparation, and a high level of perseverance. For example, let’s look at the life of one highly awarded Olympian. […]

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Lesson #2: Earn Trust

Trust is the foundation of leadership. Simply put: It is the most important thing. Period. It is the glue that holds an organization together. Leaders cannot repeatedly break trust with people and continue to influence them. It just will not happen. Proverbs 29:2 (NKJV) says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice. But […]

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Lesson #1: Lead from Anywhere

Regardless of your aspirations, or if you are ever the “Top Dog” at an organization, everyone can use leadership skills in every aspect of his or her life. Many people set themselves up for failure with an incorrect self-limiting belief that they are unable to lead without getting that big-time job title and spacious corner […]

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