Monday, February 2, 2009

[in-floo-uhns] Do you have it?

in·flu·ence [in-floo-uhns] What is it? Well that depends on the context. It could be: A rock band from the 60's; Something completely unacceptable to be "under" if you are driving; a type of electrostatic generator (who knew?), OR the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, effects, opinions etc. of another or others.

Maxwell's verbiage, "Leadership is influence. Every leader has these two characteristics (A) he/she is going somewhere and (B) he/she is able to persuade other to go with him/her." Believe it or not you do have influence. We all do? The degrees of influence vary, and hopefully we will all grow in both our influence and our ability to steward that influence well.

Where are you going?

Who's going with you?

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