(February 09, 2022) Richard Winter challenges…
History is in many ways a story of influence.
- Leadership is about influence.
- Everyone influences someone.
- Therefore, in a sense, everyone is a leader.
Sociologists tell us that even the most introverted individual will influence 10,000 other people during his or her lifetime.
We all influence one another in all sorts of ways – from what to have for lunch and what films to watch, to more important matters of truth and ethics.
My life has been influenced by so many people – my parents, teachers, pastors, friends, and family. Just as I have been influenced by others, inevitably what I do and say will influence others for good or ill.
As the African proverb puts it, ‘If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent the night with a mosquito.’(more…)