Questions of Influence: Asking Questions that Inspire Results

August 6, 2012 — 6 Comments

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“Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our souls.  Our influence is determined by the quality of our being.”

-Dale E. Turner

How can we best ignite change and inspire growth, when we don’t have control?

Later this month, I am bringing about 100 folks together to chat about influence.  We will create space to share our stories.  And take an honest look at how we roll.

Questions of Influence

What is influence?

Why does it matter?

What skills are most vital?

How do we build them?

What if our influence isn’t working?

What if you went back through your life and gave out “most influential awards”?

Who would win?

Why?

Did they have power and control?

Or was it something else…?

Please Comment: 

  • Who has been most influential for you?  Why?
  • Who might have been?  What could they have done differently?

See also, Everybody into the Pool

6 responses to Questions of Influence: Asking Questions that Inspire Results

  1. Inspired by your comments this morning, I made a list of the key people who influenced me at critical turning points in my life. Then, I listed how and why they had such an impact. The interesting thing is that all of the reasons could be distilled to one simple explanation: they all believed that I could accomplish more than I thought at that time that I could, and they challenged me to do it. And they collectively shaped my life. I guess I am a slow learner.
    Larry

  2. The most influential people in my life were leaders. They didn’t say much, they listened to others, and they demonstrated massive yet controlled action. I’ve modeled myself after them.

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