I’m a big fan of Dr. Rick Forbus‘ work. He’s helped me and our team develop and grow in significant ways thru coaching and training. His latest book has to do with the secret sauce to leadership influence. I just started it and can already tell it’s going to be really helpful.
Influence is the difference between mediocre and great leaders!
Likability is the “secret” that drives leadership influence to its highest potential.
- Grow in your likability.
- Grow in your influence.
- Grow in your leadership.
This book tells you how to be likable and goes in depth to put forward how to develop your organization’s greatest asset; its talent force.
A Lesson I’m Learning
One of our jobs is to manage the way people perceive us. We all “show up” in certain ways. Some days, I’m energetic. Some days I’m focused. Some days I’m drained or not feeling well. No matter the circumstance, I still need to be aware of how I’m showing up to others. And, as best I can, show up as my best self. If there is something that is keeping me from showing up how I want to, I need to be willing to explain it to the people I’m with. Or else, they will likely misinterpret what they are seeing.
It reminds me of the questions Jeff Henderson asks: What’s it like to be on the other side of me?
My friends Chuck Allen and Julie Homrich have a fantastic new podcast out called The Positive Talk Podcast. They release new episodes every Thursday — definitely worth subscribing to!
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
It does not matter how strong and well prepared you are if you have no direction.” — Yulia Peralta