The most powerful leaders have an advantage over other leaders. These leaders know influence is power. And they know how to grow their influence.
The tactics these powerful leaders use aren’t very difficult to master. In fact, the steps to grow your influence are very simple.
I think anyone who’s been leading for any time has heard the classic John Maxwell quote:
Leadership is influence
Maxwell broke down leadership and put it into the simplest terms possible.
So why do so many leaders eschew the principle that leadership is influence? Rather, there’s many leaders who go for the leadership is power viewpoint. These leaders try to lead with an iron fist.
Leading this way often backfires and you see these power-hungry leaders quickly fade away.