“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” Kenneth Blanchard
I know the subject of influence is common when it comes to leadership. John Maxwell simply says, “Leadership is influence.”
The reason I feel the subject of influence is so critical to leadership is because we all influence others. Statistics indicate we influence a minimum of four people everyday.
The main consideration is what kind of influence are we exercising?
We need to be guarded with our influence because it effects the character, behavior and development of others. Our influence is going to make a difference for good or bad.
If we know we have opportunity to influence others in bringing them to Christ, or to influence Christians to remain faithful, should we not do so?
The time we have on earth is limited and fleeting quickly. Each day that goes by can never be regained or relived. Now is the best opportunity we have to ensure our influence for Christ.