Great and noteworthy things happen when a person or leader possesses positive influence. In Everyone Can Influence Someone Today I shared the four areas where you have or can increase your influence: Family, work, online, community. The key is to have and maintain your positive influence within these four areas. When you do you can expect these powerful results:
Having positive influence with those around you leads to faster and efficient change within a team and organization. People trust that their ideas and thoughts will be considered and applied in achieving the purpose and vision. Margaret Mead said,
Drives high results-
People who are lead by a person who possess positive influence tend to be more committed to individual and team results. This is because they know they are cared about and valued within the team and organization, so they are driven to produce a higher level of results. This is why using your influence to create a positive work environment is so crucial to the overall success of major projects, achieving higher results, and the organizational vision. Positive influence always creates higher results.
Leaves a legacy –
Having positive influence places you in a position where you can leave a lasting legacy. Chuck Palahniuk said, “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” This requires that you are intentional about using your strengths, personal purpose, and influence to add value and impact those in your sphere of influence.
Impacts a multitude-
Positive influence impacts more people than we realize. It not only impacts those who are around you but has the potential to impact those in other States and Counties. A personal drive and fulfillment I have is knowing my writing influences and helps people I might never know or hear from. My friend Joe Lalonde wrote a post entitledHow Far Your Leadership Influence Really Extends where he shares just how far your influence can reach by sharing about the movie Searching For Sugar Man. I highly recommend reading his post.
Questions: How have you seen the power of positive influence in your life? Can you add to the list?