Inspirational Infusion

#104 — November 1, 2017

The key to success today is influence, not authority.

— Ken Blanchard

Greetings, Inspired Travelers!

We are coming to that time of year when we spend a bit more time being grateful - at least I hope we do. In the midst of year-end budgets, closing markets, preparing new strategies and re-aligning our business goals, I hope that we all make a little more space to give thanks.

One of the things I am thankful for are leaders, managers and employees who understand the power of influence and create space for everyone at each level in the organization to exercise that power on a daily basis. If you would like to support your team's ability to influence, you might want to think about this as the new year approaches:

Make space for everyone to share goals. Everyone. The willingness to influence is, in, part, determined by our commitment. We can only be committed to a department, a company or a cause if we know what the goals are.
Make space for the head, the heart and the hands. Influence is a holistic process. Some approach it with the intellect, some with an emotional connection and some by doing. Recognize and allow for personal style.
Make space for trust to be built. When people work in an environment filled with trust rather than fear, they are free to influence without worry. Fear will curtail creativity and honesty. And progress.
Make space for collaboration. People are better influencers in a workplace where everyone is listened to and works together. Create the space and let them fill it.

Influence is one of the greatest arts in business. As a leader - what are you doing to help people become better at this important skill? Think about it. I am sure that, if you are helping them grow, they are thankful!

Be Magnificent and Happy Thanksgiving!

Have an Inspirational Day!


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