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Influence: Character Grows Your Influence

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature,



because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 ESV


Leadership is often seen as a role reserved for those with charisma, financial means, or exceptional skills. While there's truth and value in these qualities for someone in a leadership position, it's important to remember that anyone can be a leader, regardless of their background or attributes.


“The true measure of leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less.” John Maxwell.


Being a leader isn't just about holding authority; it's about having influence over others. While authority can provide a certain level of influence, it's limited in its scope and ends where the authority ends.


True influence shines when people are drawn to the person leading rather than simply following orders. We all have the ability to lead through the connections we share with friends and family. Our influence is often more profound in these roles because it's based on genuine relationships.


When we lead by adding value to others rather than relying solely on authority, our influence deepens. Developing our character becomes key to expanding our influence. Actions that consistently demonstrate a character dedicated to adding value to others will naturally increase the influence we wield.


Go, outlive your limits!


Your Coach - Aaron Jones


P.S. Reach out to me or one of the Leadership Harbor coaches to set up a discovery coaching session or to join one of our fantastic leadership opportunities.


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