If you’ve been around for a while, you know I am a huge John Maxwell fan. His leadership principles have guided me since I took my first leadership position at a Christian nightclub (yes, there is such a thing!) in Minneapolis when I was 23. I read the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and I was hooked! His down-to-earth style and easy to grasp lessons make all of his books timeless classics that can be read over and over.
I recently came across some notes from his book “Becoming a Person of Influence” and was reminded of the 4 Levels of Influence. Which one (or more) do you practice?
Level 1: Model
People are motivated by what they see, not what you say. What you do is more important than what you say.
Level 2: Motivating
Encourage and communicate on an emotional level. Motivating should be done up close.
Level 3: Mentoring
Pouring your life into people and helping them reach their potential.
Level 4: Multiplying
Helping those you are influencing become positive influencers in the lives of others. They pass on what they’ve learned from you as well as what they’ve learned on their own. Multiplying influence take unselfishness, generosity, and commitment.
At some point in our Symmetry business, we want to demonstrate all four levels! Our influence increases as our leadership increases!
Take some time this week to be intentional about your influence! Practice all 4: Model, Motivate, Mentor and see your results Multiply!
Onward and upward!