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LEADERSHIP IS A PROCESS OF SOCIAL INFLUENCE, WHICH MAXIMISES THE EFFORTS OF OTHERS TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A SHARED GOAL.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
"When I left the dining room after sitting next to Gladstone, I thought he was the cleverest man in England. But when I sat next to Disraeli I left feeling that I was the cleverest woman."
Perhaps you know leaders like Gladstone—confident individuals who exude wit, intelligence, and charisma. Whenever you're around them, you cannot help but notice their charm…because they make every effort to parade their brilliance in front of you. However, you would most likely prefer to follow someone like Disraeli, a leader who would rather draw out the best in you than strut his or her personal greatness.
In relationships, be impressed with others instead of trying to make an impression. Throttle back on the urge to make your presence felt, and instead look for ways to esteem those around you. By expressing genuine interest in the people in your life, you'll win friends and gain favour.