Welcome back for more sweet indulgence from my lessons learned through leadership development training. (piece #1 is in the previous post).
Piece #2: Influencers come in many different packages. Some are coaches, like the one who looked her team in the eyes before our session, smiled and said “ladies, be the best!” Some are like the senior who has been through it all, refuses to quit, and still stands tall. Still others may be the new kid who barely talks but her actions speak volumes about her commitment to the team.
Unfortunately, influencers can be negative too. The upper classmen who sit in the back of the room with their feet up on the seats, rolling eyes and making rude comments under their breath. The “star” who has a bad attitude and never acknowledges her teammates, or the captains & coaches who influence with threats.
Nutritional value: Julius Campbell was right, attitude really does reflect leadership. Leadership is the result of influence. You don’t need a title to be a leader & positively influence those around you.
This is one of my favorite leadership quotes:
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams
What kind of influencer are you? How can you transform to a leader?