John Maxwell said, “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.”
‘But how to influence?’ asks the sincere and questioning soul.
Many tools stand ready for deployment.
Authority, manipulation, dollars in a bank account or on an income shot.
Indeed yes, forms of influence – and yet how fickle and fleeting they seem to be.
Alexander the great conquered nations with great force and demanded to be worshipped as a God.
His influence today however, like a small candle flame flickering in the winds of time.
Jesus Christ commanded not armies of men nor legions of dollars,
And yet his influence continues to stand as a strong and mighty pillar holding up the house of history.
Fleeting & fickle leadership seems to be built with temporary tools.
Long term, lasting influence – built with others,
…tools which do not seem to be here today and gone tomorrow.
Value, vision and a love for and alignment with the truth.
The real tools of Titans.
Leadership based not on what you have but what you are.