Influence Through Combination
Shared Leadership is a conspiracy to Influence Movement to Advantage
A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to act in harmony toward a common end.
INTENTIONALLY CONNECT WITH THE PEOPLE YOU LEAD TODAY.
The stronger the relationship you form with followers, the greater the connection you forge—and the more likely those followers will be to want to help you. Whether you’re speaking in front of a large audience or chatting in the hallway with an individual, the guidelines are the same.
1. Connect with Yourself: You must know who you are and have confidence in yourself if you desire to connect with others.
2. Communicate with Openness and Sincerity: Legendary NFL coach Bill Walsh said, “Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.”
3. Know Your Audience: Learn people’s names, find out about their histories, ask about their dreams. Speak to what they care about.
4. Live Your Message: Practice what you preach. That’s where credibility comes from.
5. Go to Where They Are: I dislike any kind of barrier to communication. I adapt to others; I don’t expect them to adapt to me.
6. Focus on Them, Not Yourself: The number one problem of inexperienced speakers and ineffective leaders is that they focus on themselves.
7. Believe in Them: It’s one thing to communicate to people because you believe you have something of value to say. It’s another to communicate with people because you believe they have value.
8. Offer Direction and Hope: French general Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Leaders are dealers in hope.”
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey
- “You never regret being kind.”
Leaders Leading Leaders
CREATING A CLIMATE FOR DEVELOPING LEADERS
All these men of war, who could keep ranks, came to Hebron with a loyal heart, to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest of Israel were of one mind to make David king.
1 CHRONICLES 12:38
We can conclude from the list of warriors who joined David in Ziklag that his ragtag team was diverse, loyal, and hungry for victory. So what did David do to reproduce his leadership in them?
1. He was relational: David’s personable and approachable manner enticed hundreds of misfit volunteers to serve him. David accepted anyone.
2. He was resourceful: David made use of every situation and got the best out of it—even in the wilderness. He resourced his team to become all it could be and enabled it to succeed.
3. He was rewarding: David quickly shared both rewards and recognition for victory. He affirmed his men and motivated them with words of encouragement and spoils from battle.
4. He was respectable: David modeled a leadership style that others wanted to imitate. Friends and foes alike respected him; people saw in David an example of good leadership.