CHAPTER 14

Becoming an Influential Leader

Sometimes when people think of leadership, they think of a position, a title, or the status of a job. That can prove to be a dangerous way of thinking because employees may focus on rank and title rather than concentrating on what it really takes to become a leader.

Key Point: Influence is the oneword definition of leadership.

It’s important that your leaders understand that the essence of their leadership skills should encompass the talent and ability to obtain and attract followers. Simply put, leadership requires followers, and attracting followers cannot be accomplished without one important trait: ...

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