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One single person cannot successfully run a large organisation. Delegating responsibility, influencing others and managing time and resources wisely are required to be an agile, effective leader. The art of influencing others can be extremely nuanced and personal, and leaders who strive to improve this art will likely see more success in the future.
Our world is becoming increasingly entrenched in digital technologies, and many leaders & workers may feel apprehensive about what role they will play in the future. However, as technologically advanced as we have become, robots and AI are years away from being able to duplicate many human traits, including the art of influence. As one anonymous saying goes, “Influence may be the highest of human skills.”
Role models are great influencers in our lives. Why should leaders not step up to the plate and also be great influencers? After all, you cannot manage a huge company alone, and influencing others to see and believe in your vision will ensure continued success. A good leader understands what is happening to others, and can draw them in subtly, to encourage engagement.
Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.
John C. Maxwell
You can certainly increase your personal power and develop the capacity to influence others. We tend to follow those who can help guide us and teach us, not someone with a long, fancy title or the biggest corner office. Consider these four tips to increase your influence:
Exerting your influence on others in a positive manner can take time to master, and there likely won’t be a magic robot which can fill this role anytime soon. However, you don’t want to push too hard or be too rigid and inflexible. By increasing your agility, you’ll be able to influence others to share your visions for the future.
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About my Brain Institute
Scientist, educator, author, speaker, coach, award-winning leadership specialist, filmmaker and creator of the i4 Neuroleader Model & Methodology.
Silvia's scientific background and curiosity about the human brain led her to a decade long journey of research into optimal brain functioning and the application of neuroscience in leadership and daily life. Her past and current roles have uniquely prepared her for the current undertaking, that of leadership activist & change agent.
Silvia Damiano founded The About my Brain Institute in 2009, with the purpose of democratising leadership & neuroscience. She has a passionately held belief, that leaders in our 21st century global economy and their organisations must radically change long-held ideas of what constitutes effective leadership
In her ground-breaking books ‘Leadership is Upside Down’, ‘Brain-Friendly Leadership’ and the 2018 documentary ‘Make Me A Leader’, Silvia provides both compelling evidence and explores the importance of leadership in our personal and professional lives and what it takes to develop the human behind the leader.
Silvia has worked in different countries, across many industries, helping teams and organisations improve business performance. Silvia’s clients have described her as a passionate, dynamic, a highly experienced speaker and master facilitator on the topics of Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Change, Neuroleadership & Engagement.
Silvia is passionate about leaving a legacy of well-rounded leaders who can act and decide in a way that better serves humanity. Her clients include Microsoft, Australian Stock Exchange, NSW Government, VISA, Fuji Xerox and Manpower amongst many other global companies.
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