“Leadership is influence. No more, no less,” John Maxwell.
Think about the good and bad influences in history: Napoleon, Hitler, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King Jr. etc.
A search throughout the Bible points to numerous examples of powerful influence, but none greater than Jesus.
On a personal level, we know the influence of others in our life: parents, siblings, a preacher, elders, deacons, teachers, friends, a mentor, and the list goes on.
Influence represents the power to change others. A study of influence points us in the need for and the direction of positive change.