Influence


Are you in a position of influence? How do you use it? How do you see it understand it? How does it stack up with authority and power? The following is a collection of thoughts that can shape your thinking on the subject:

“He who has great power should use it lightly.” – Seneca

“I strongly believe that the responsibility of leadership is to shape the debate—to practice and project the right attributes—whether in a business enterprise, in our society, and even in our religions.” — Farooq Kathwari

“Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.” — Edmund Spenser

“In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people … they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.” — Ken Blanchard

“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.” — Abraham Lincoln
“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” — Kenneth Blanchard

“There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple, and useful life.” — Booker T. Washington

“What makes leadership is the ability to get people to do what they don’t want to do and like it.” — Harry Truman

“What you cannot enforce, do not command.” – Sophocles

“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” — Ken Kesey

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Resource: Leadership Quotes

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