Quote of the Week
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
— Bob Conklin
by John C. Maxwell
Integrity – builds relationships on trust
Nurturing – cares about people as individuals
Faith – believes in people
Listening – values what others have to say
Understanding – sees from their point of view
Enlarging – helps others become bigger
Navigating – assists others through difficulties
Connecting – initiates positive relationships
Empowering – gives them the power to lead (Maxwell, 2005, p. 79).”
Reference: Maxwell, J. C. (2005). The 360-degree leader: developing your influence from anywhere in the organization. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Reprinted with permission from the OSU Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-3114, http://leadershipcenter.osu.edu.
Coaching Call to Action
Many of my clients are asking how they can have greater influence on what happens in their organizations, how can they be seen and heard. Some of the solutions we’ve been talking about include creating sponsors, managing up, and cross functional work. This week consider what you have done to increase your influence and the impact. Decide what new action you can take this week that will make a difference. Tell me about it in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may share your example in a future newsletter.