The three goals of work worth doing, cultures worth belonging to and leaders worth following are true for profit-centred enterprises, not-for-profits, government bodies, volunteer communities, educational faculties and families. My partners and I at Thought Leaders Global think it’s the alignment of these three goals that ties humans together in great endeavour, and creates meaning and significance in life. Many could argue that increasing shareholder value or raising more funds is the overarching goal for a business or charity, and of course this is true. But if raising funds or increasing shareholder value are outcome goals (lags), the focus goals need to be directed towards what you are doing (lead) to achieve these results.
If ‘amplifier’ becomes the job description written in invisible ink on your business card, the training begins right now and continues until you stop — living that is. The tools and techniques explored in the following pages are all progressive: you can take first steps in each category of tool. They are all designed to help you with your intent to influence and inspire the people around you towards compelling, better futures.
Speakership: the missing link
Public speaking is the first and primary tool of amplifiers; it’s not really optional, but it requires little in the way of investment, other than time and effort. You can amplify one to one, but it’s better to be able to leverage one to many and deliver your ideas and ...