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Power Versus Influence: Solving the Gaps in Your Leadership Effectiveness

On giving consistent motivation to your team

When it comes to team management, motivation is one of the important things that drive high-performing teams.

But is also a common blind spot for most leaders.

If we want to optimise our team’s overall performance, we should understand the difference between power and influence.

Power is often associated with fear and control.

When leaders use power to get things done, team members may feel resentful, and may only comply because they fear negative consequences, such as being fired.

This approach to leadership may get things done in the short term, but it can also create a toxic work environment that hinders long-term success.

In contrast, influence is based on building strong relationships with team members and inspiring them to follow your lead.

When leaders approach their teams from a place of influence, they create a culture of trust, collaboration, and respect.

Team members feel valued and respected, and are more likely to go the extra mile to achieve their goals.

While power may give you the ability to directly impact someone's actions or behaviour, influence is a much more powerful force when it comes to leading others.

Coming from a place of influence

Influence is not about telling team members what to do, but about leading by example.

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.” - Albert Einstein

When we show up with a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to success, our team members are more likely to do their job so much better.

They’ll be part of something bigger than themselves, and see you as someone who can help them achieve their goals.

Team members will be more likely to stay in the long run.

Be willing to work harder, to go the extra mile.

And support us through thick and thin.

Your influence will create a positive work environment that fosters long-term success.

How can you become an influential leader?

“You are the sum of the five people you surround yourself with.” - Jim Rohn

Statistically, research states that you are influenced by the people you hang around with. Happier friends make you happier.

You want to bring to the forefront of your mind that to influence others, you first need to have good influences around you.


By building your inner circle.

It will help you get feedback from trusted people that wholeheartedly support your leadership growth.

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