Becoming a Person of Influence
One cannot become a Digital Leader or Influencer without strengthening their personal leadership and effectiveness. Remember that who you are determines who you influence.
Whatever your vocation or aspiration, you can increase your impact on others by “Becoming a Person of Influence”. Learn simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others, and watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts.
Everyone influences others. You don’t have to be in a high-profile occupation to be an influencer; whenever your life connects with another person, you exert influence. Everything you do– at home, at work, or at play—has an impact on the lives around you. No matter what your goals are in life, you can achieve them faster, you can be more effective and the contribution you make can be longer lasting if you learn to develop your influence.
The 10 qualities one must to have in or to become a person of influence includes
I – Integrity with People
Integrity allows others to trust you. When you earn trust, people respect your motives instead of suspecting them. Consequently, trust gives you the opportunity to influence and add value to their lives.
N – Nurtures People
If you look around, you will discover that the people in your life are hungry—for encouragement, recognition, security, and hope. The process of feeding these basic human needs is called nurturing. Influencers nurture others, not to make people dependent on their leadership, but to free people to reach their potential.
F – Faith in People
Your goal as an influencer is not to get others to think more highly of you. Rather, your duty as a leader is to get people to think more highly of themselves. Rarely do external difficulties defeat people; usually a lack of self-esteem holds them back.
L – Listens to People
Be impressed and interested, not impressive and interesting. If you consistently listen to others, valuing them and what they have to offer, they are likely to develop a strong loyalty to you, even when your authority with them is unofficial or informal.
U – Understands People
Most people do not look beyond their own experience when dealing with others. They tend to see events through the grid of their position, background or circumstances. Their narrow vision of life alienates others and hinders relationships.
E – Enlarges People
Most people want to get ahead, but they are reluctant to change. They are willing to grow only enough to accommodate their problems; instead they need to stretch until they reach their full potential. On their own, most people stop short of achieving their best. They need someone to come alongside them in order for their dreams to translate into reality.
N – Navigates for People
People need assistance as they work through life’s difficulties. When the storms hit, they need guidance until they can travel under their own power. You need to help them find their path, avoid pitfalls, and stay on course. At times, this means walking beside them on the journey until they can navigate on their own.
C – Connects with People
Many leaders believe that it is the follower’s responsibility to initiate contact with them, but the reverse is true. To be effective, you must initiate connections. Unless you meet people where they are, no progress will be made.
E – Empowers Others
When you empower people, you share yourself—your influence, position, and wisdom—so that they can function at their best. Empowering means entrusting power to others. The act of empowering increases the stature of others without decreasing your own authority.
R – Reproduces Others
Anytime you influence people who either do not or cannot exercise in influence with others, you limit the extent of your leadership. However, when you influence leaders, you are not influencing just them; you are indirectly influencing all of the people they influence as well. The effect is multiplication.
These are practical and easy principles to apply to everyday life:
- Managers will see their employees respond with new enthusiasm.
- Parents will connect with their children on a deeper level.
- Salespeople will break records.
- Coaches will see players blossom.
- Pastors will reach more people.
I hope the learning video gave you inspiration and insight on how to improve yourself or help develop others.
Should you like to take your learning a notch higher, the following options can be explored.
Option 1: Join the “Becoming a Person of Influence” Mastermind Group
Participants eager to participate in the mastermind and earn a certificate, can send Janette Toral a private message on Facebook.
There is synergy of energy, commitment and excitement that participants bring to a mastermind group. My facilitated groups offer a combination of masterminding, peer brainstorming, education, accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. By bringing fresh ideas and a different perspective, my masterminds can help you achieve success.
This is comprised of:
1. Weekly exchange of ideas & experience for the 10 qualities. (10 weeks via webinar)
2. Access to E-Learning and post your insights.
3. Get an e-certificate of completion after completing the assignments.
BONUS: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Mastermind.
Key Benefits of a Mastermind Group:
- Increase your own experience and confidence
- Sharpen your business and personal skills
- Add an instant and valuable support network
- Get honest feedback, advice and brainstorming
- Borrow on the experience and skills of the other members
- Study Leadership, Communications and Growth principles/practices in a group setting, create an action plan and have the group hold you accountable for fulfilling your plan and goals.
- Receive critical insights into yourself
- Optimistic peer support in maintaining a positive mental attitude
- A sense of shared endeavor – there are others out there!
Option 2: Have a “Becoming a Person of Influence” talk, workshop, seminar at your company or event
I offer customized presentations to fit your individual or team’s needs and budget such as:
- “Lunch and Learn”
- Keynote speech for your company sponsored event
- Half day and full day workshop/seminar
- In-house corporate training
- Executive and personal retreat
- Partnership Summit
I will provide effective team communication and structure that is important for forging relationships equipping your team with the proper attitudes to develop leaders within. We will work through goal setting and communication exercises that will bring cohesiveness to your group ultimately increasing productivity due to the positive influences each member will have on the group as a whole.
In addition, I will at your request, incorporate your organization’s meeting theme, mission / vision statement or build on your existing training schedule to best fit the needs of your group.
Option 3: Get the “Becoming a Person of Influence” Coaching Program
The coaching program is one on one private and confidential (face-to-face or webinar). When I am working with you one-on-one, it is my highest objective to help you reach your purpose, vision and goals by working through John Maxwell’s “Becoming a Person of Influence” coaching program specific to your needs. Group coaching is also available.
Together, we will create a strategic, powerful plan for you to gain clarity through a weekly process including, interaction and accountability. Options can include:
- 24 sessions for one year. (2x a month)
- 12 sessions for 6 months. (2x a month)
Please note: The coaching application has 3 stages:
- Completion and submission of the application form.
- Acceptance to stage 2 (onboarding)/or decline.
- Stage 2 (onboarding) – I will invite you to a 45-minute telephone consultation to discuss your application and growth objectives in more detail. At the end of this consultation, both parties can make informed decisions as to whether to engage or not, discuss fees, terms, availability and start dates.
Janette Toral is a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker offering workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods.
Popular Training Resource
Creating positive influence will not only be a catalyst to your own success, it will become the legacy you will leave behind. John Maxwell has a DVD series on “Becoming a Person of Influence” that will lead you through the principles of influence. John teaches the importance of influence and its direct impact on your leadership ability.
You will be introduced to ways to increase your influence within your organization and beyond. By applying the skills that John teaches, you will be able to see a dramatic increase in your influence with those around you.