In order to truly become an effective entrepreneur, one who intends to lead others — you want to be an influential leader. When you learn the skills to influence others minds, hearts and action true magic happens.
Simply put, influence is the ability to get others to willingly act upon what you have to say. Anyone in a leadership role, must first and foremost develop their communication skills. That is of course, if they wish to make an incredible impact. And, one that creates a ripple effect for others.
Leaders need to motivate followers to work toward a common goal. One, that will benefit the greater good. Here are 5 ways to become that influential leader.
5 Benefits of Being an Influential Leader
… and what skills you require to get there.
Professional Composure is a Necessity
In other words, it’s not optional. An influential leader needs to maintain their composure despite the obstacles or road blocks thrown their way. You see, when you have people looking to you for support, guidance, leadership or otherwise — they need to see you in control.
When these tougher moments arise, take a deep breath, problem solve, reach out to a mentor, but maintain that composure at all costs.
Let that Confidence Shine Bright
No matter the risk of success or failure, an influential leader exudes confidence and courage in situations that others may question. It’s about posture, the way they speak, how they treat others, etc. And, even in those moments they might be questioning a situation, their confidence would never let that show.
They’re Mindful of their Words
An influential leader is very in tune with whom they’re speaking to. And, as a result they can act almost chameleon like. They can adapt not only their energy but their conversation to match the other person. They are great paraphrasers and almost leave the other person feeling in control. They help provide solutions but instead of just giving an answer, they guide them to the right one.
Learning and Development Never Stops
We have spoken about this quite a bit … and in some ways we don’t think it can be talked about enough. If you want people to step into their own greatness a leader with influence is always looking to level up their own. Whether it be professional or personal development, they are life long students. This allows them to bring updated, new and current information to their following and audiences.
Attend those events, reach out to other leaders, collaborate, take that course, and all the things in between.
A Humble Heart and Gratitude to no end
We’re thinking this one could have been first but figured we would save the best for last. A leader in general should always remain humble and show gratitude whenever possible. Because, they don’t lose sight of where they first started. They are very aware of the highs and lows, triumphs and tribulations. And with this display of gratitude, it helps to empower others who are looking to them for motivation or otherwise.
Gratitude can never be overdone. Tell those around you, show others its power, and always keep an open heart.
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