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Do you have influence within you?

The 7 Laws of influence explained – How do you measure a leader’s influence? Simple. Influence. There’s all there is to it. Real leadership isn’t awarded, assigned or appointed. It is gained only through influence, it can’t be mandated. It is earned.

Here’s how you can find leaders.

You can prove that a leader exists when there are followers. This is why some people come out as leader while some can’t even influence no matter how hard they try to do so. There are several factors that affect this.

In no particular order, here are the seven laws of influence of a true leader:

1. Abilities – This is what a leader can do. What skills that they possess.
2. Intuition – This is what a leader can feel is coming.
3. Character – This is who a leader is. What he is made of.
4. Knowledge – This is what a leader knows from their past.
5. Experience – This is where they’ve been. The failures and success.
6. Relationships – This is who they know. The networks they have built.
7. Past Experiences – This is what they’ve done before.

Here’s the deal. A leader who thinks he is leading but has no following, is just walking by himself. Secondly, if a person can’t influence other people, then they are not going to follow you. You are not a leader if people won’t follow you.

This is why I think character plays a big role here. This what what makes people want to follow a leader. The answer is in the character qualities of the individual person.

Do you have what it takes to become a great leader? The type that can attract people and make things happen?

Can you find that deep within you? Can you build the biggest dreams that you have for yourself? These are the dreams that you have not shared to anybody else. Do you want to achieve your real potential?

I leave you with one question. Are people really following you? Or are you just walking by yourself?

Do you really have people following you?

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TOPIC: 7 Laws of Influence

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January 8, 2021 Khel Lawrence

For me, an effective leader is not who just directs people. A leader should also be a part of the team who works with the team. Because for me, a good leader should be the role model of the team where the followers can see that their leader is one with their whole team.

Whenever I have a project with my team, I guide them with their task and also work with them as well because I want to be a part of the work as well so that if ever problems will occur, I will be there to solve the problem with the team as well.

January 8, 2021 james

We already have it! We can be able to influence and inspire other people. Each of us is already an influencer of others because we have the sense of sight, power to judge & the ability to see someone’s strengths.

January 8, 2021 nico

I believe that to live is to influence. Whenever and wherever our lives interact with others at school, at home, at work, on-line, or in our community, we have influence. We change lives because we have our own distinct personality. We affect people every single day with the words we say, the looks on our face, the actions we choose, and the decisions we make.

January 8, 2021 jim

The communications we have in this world offer both an extraordinary and testing opportunity. They can be positive or negative. They can increase the value of the lives of others or they can remove esteem. Our chance for impact or influence can turn into a significant influencer or it can additionally solidify the norm. It can make our reality a superior spot to be or a crummier spot to persevere.

January 8, 2021 joseph

Refreshing perspective and a reminder of our daily reality – we are influencers every single minute we interact with people – every single one! The subtle influences are the most powerful, which is frightening and empowering. This is servant-leadership at its core! Leading and influencing by doing, rather than preaching.

January 8, 2021 jocelyn

My everyday life and actions influence those I interact with and love the most. I see this when I watch my boys interact with the world around them. It’s both incredibly empowering and very humbling.

January 8, 2021 jerome

So many times I have influenced people in my life without even realizing it. I am avid fitness person . I care about what I eat, and I exercise regularly . It is just one of my passions. I don’t tell anyone else in my life to do the same as me. If they ask me for advice, I will give it, but I never want to preach to someone else.

But I have noticed the better I look, the toner I get, the stronger I am, the more other people ask me how to get where I am. The healthier I look, the more I am asked about how to get into yoga, how to eat healthier, how to eat more naturally. I influence without even trying, just by being passionate about the subject, by changing myself, and by being a beacon of fitness to the people around me.

We definitely have more influence than we give ourselves credit for.

January 8, 2021 rhona

People can do more than they think they can. One person can change someone’s life with just one thing, for better or for the worst. Or even change the whole world if they really want to

January 8, 2021 Mike Ulep

I do not consider myself as a leader because I know that I am not really a born leader. But when I was in college, my classmates were always pushing me to be the head of the class, or to be the representative of our class to all the professors. Every time there would also be an activity, they would also push me as well to lead them. But aside from those, they don’t follow me as well.. They are just using me as a “shield” so that they would not be doing it.

But as time goes by, I just realized that I have the potential to be a leader, but I still have to work on my mindset on how to be an effective leader.

February 25, 2021 Aldwin

One of the most important qualities of a leader is self-reliance. No one will listen to your suggestions if you declare them timidly and not confidently. It is very important to respect yourself and then others will respect you.

Optimism and positivity. This is also not a few important qualities for a leader, since gloomy and serious people are not popular with people. It is much more pleasant to communicate and interact with people who have a positive attitude towards results. The ability to appropriately joke and support the team in a difficult moment is a very important quality. You will be drawn to, you will seek support and ask for advice. After all, this is exactly what is necessary for the present leader.

February 25, 2021 Aldwin

You should be an example for everyone else. This may manifest in relation to what you are doing. Less upset and rumble, I remind you, your team should take an example from you, so it would be nice to be positive 🙂

February 25, 2021 Nico Oliveros

An Effective Leader Has…

Good Communication Skills

Communication is key for an effective startup leader. You need to be able to accurately and clearly convey your ideas, rules, and directions to your team.

But also, good communication fosters an environment of open and candid communication. It’s important that you give your team honest feedback so your company can move forward.

Similarly, listen. Whether your employees have a suggestion, complaint, or are simply engaging in small talk with you – listen to them. If your team feels like they can talk to you, they’ll be more engaged, and your company will be productive. Not to mention: they’ll like you better!

February 25, 2021 Nico Oliveros

A Sense Of Humor

Alright, so this one isn’t exactly something you can learn. Either you have a sense of humor, or you don’t. However, you can make an effort to try and take things in stride. Even if you aren’t that funny!

If you can see the lighter side of things during a conflict, or you joke with employees in a friendly way, it’ll go a long way towards building morale with your followers. It’ll help your team feel more relaxed as well.

February 25, 2021 Nico Oliveros


Approach each new project thoughtfully. Think of your team, think of your priorities, think of your bandwidth.

We know you are excited about that new idea that you thought of in the middle of the night, but think it through before acting. A good startup leader doesn’t just jump in head first, no matter how excited they may be. Instead, he or she has an idea, gathers the facts, analyzes the possible courses of action, and comes to the best decision as to next steps. Don’t act before analyzing. Act smart.

February 25, 2021 Nico Oliveros


Obviously, honesty is a good quality in any human being, not only a leader. However, it’s an essential quality for startup leaders because they have so many people looking up to them in a dynamic and uncertain environment. If you’re straight with people, they’ll be straight with you.

February 25, 2021 Nico Oliveros

An Openness To Building Relationships

This is just another way of emphasizing the importance of networking, perhaps, but meeting new people, building relationships, and sharing thoughts and ideas will help you become a better startup leader.

You’ll gain more knowledge in your field, and open yourself up to new opportunities. You’ll be able to connect your colleagues to others you meet, and you’ll form a fantastic web of professionals around you. You’ll foster relationships and help others develop professionally, which will make your startup that much stronger.

February 25, 2021 James Santos

A true leader has moral courage. “Here one confronts a multitude of things that terrify people: fear of criticism or embarrassment; fear of poverty or job loss; fear of losing friends or being ostracized—even fear of being seen to be in the wrong. Overcoming self-doubt can be an expression of courage.” Courageous leaders hold fast to their values and purpose even when there is no certainty that they will prevail. Courage is of particular importance because unlike the virtue of honesty, is not an aim in itself but it supports other moral claims.

February 25, 2021 James Santos

Great leaders not only “exhibit moral courage, they are also able to understand the meaning of the values they fight for and the importance of ethics in both human life and in the life of organizations and communities.” They understand the consequences of ethical values and are able to share it with others.

February 25, 2021 Rhona

Compassion and Care. The ability to connect with and resonate to the needs of their followers. Leadership is a relationship.

February 25, 2021 James Santos

Fairness. Leaders should be fair in executing policies across the board. Fairness reinforces followers’ trust. Everyone is special but not different.

February 25, 2021 Rhona

Deep Selflessness. The willingness to sacrifice oneself. In moments of great organizational uncertainty or crisis, a leader’s self-sacrifice “could send a clear message as to what kind of conduct is needed to overcome the crisis and how earnestly the leader is committed to the cause of the organization. It conveys to followers the leader’s strong conviction that ‘we can do it,’ and is an earnest invitation to participate.”

February 25, 2021 Edward

To become a great leader, you must have a compelling vision that evokes motivation and conviction in your team. With your aspiring mission, you create S-M-A-R-T goals by challenging the status quo to make steady progress.

As a result, your team members know their exact responsibilities for achieving each manageable and realistic goals.

February 25, 2021 Jerome

Great Leadership Demonstrates Genuineness and Fairness

Great leaders genuinely care and are fair in their treatment for everyone. They show the following qualities and traits:

Genuine interest
Active listening skills with appropriate action
Curiosity and feelings
Encouragement for work/life balance
Gratitude for leading others

February 25, 2021 Genesis

A truly great leader has a positive vision for himself and his team. In addition, he listens carefully because he doesn’t know everything.

Having the humility to learn from everyone around him, he remains curious and respectful. Valuing growth, great leaders appreciate and openly accepts constructive feedback. By doing so, they can take the required steps to improve and become better.

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