So, SHRM identify leadership competencies in three different categories, leading organizations, leading self, and leading others. And when it comes to leading organizations the ability to influence is one that they identify, and something that is so important to you as a leader because it’s not about your title.
Are you an influencer? What does it mean to be able to influence? To be able to influence in your organization is something that everyone of us needs to focus on because when you are able to influence you are able to demonstrate a genuine interest in others before putting forth your own agenda. You are also a person who is setting a trend, who is an innovator, who recognizes that it is important to be one step ahead.
So, you are unafraid to chart a new course. And you are ready to be able to influence a situation by the way that you carry yourself. So, think about your own demeanor. Think about how you come across. People who are influencers recognize that it’s all about who they are in terms of their character, in terms of their passion, in terms of their enthusiasm, in in terms of their conviction.
Great influencers are confident in their position and they recognize that before they can advance their own position they need to be able to listen first in order to then influence. Is that you?
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