Leadership has never been easy to implement, especially at this time of uncertainty and crisis where many things are going on but no one is sure what will happen to human civilization. Heads of the countries were earlier confident to eradicate COVID 19 within a few months but it didn’t happen. Nevertheless, the global leaders tried there best to keep the steady economy amidst this pandemic and at the same time urged people to follow proper precautionary measures. Do people follow leaders every time?
Whether leading nations, teams, organizations or home – it requires influence to gain a majority and favour of people. What to do to influence people and win them. Here are the 3 indispensable qualities to influence people and win them:-
Competence can be defined as ‘ the ability to do something successfully or efficiently’. People will follow you if you have shown them that you are competent enough to lead them. When you have shown your competency and got some results for them, you will be able to influence them and win favour most often than not. Your abilities should provide the reason that everyone listened to you.
Character is who you are and what you represent to people. People don’t like hypocrite leaders, leaders who think of themselves. You will be able to influence your team and family effectively when they will know that whatever you do, it is in the best interests for them. You have to reflect and showcase a character of Integrity and Honesty. A character of trustworthiness. Consider a leader who is competent enough but lacks character, will he or she be able to lead and influence people. NO!!
I have observed some leaders during my career with corporates who just seat in their offices and even don’t know the name of their employees or close staff members. They will not be influential leaders that people are looking for because they failed to CONNECT with people. If your people see that you connect and gel with them and consider everyone equal, that would be a time when you would influence them successfully. You have to express compassion for their predicaments and bring courage to their pursuits.
Always remember, Leadership is to influence and inspire people to achieve a common objective, Leadership is incomplete without people and people will not follow you if you have not influenced them.
Competence + Character + Connection = Influence
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