When it comes to leading influence is everything. Leader’s can accomplish great things if they have influence but without it they won’t be leading for long. It is important for leaders to grow and maintain their influence within their team. After having a strong foundation of influence they should look for ways to grow and expand their influence in areas outside of their set responsibilities. So,
First, make sure you grow and maintain your influence with the people who follow you.
Second, Look for ways to expand your influence.
Leaders should be growing and maintaining influence with their team while looking to expand their influence in other areas of the organization or in the community. You can’t expect to grow your influence in other areas if you don’t have influence with the people who already follow you. If you focus on building influence in other areas when your influence with your team is weak, it could cause you to lose your leadership position. This is why leader’s need to focus on their team first then start to expand their influence in other areas.
Question: Is your influence able to expand?