The Secret to Building Influence

building influenceInfluence is a hot buzzword right now. It’s a particularly hot topic online on blogs and in social media. Organizations want to grow their online influence in an effort to get more people to buy their products or join their cause. Individuals want to grow their online influence because it provides opportunities to shape people’s opinions, not to mention the attention, job opportunities, and other perks that influencers often receive.

Because of the social media context of influence, I wrote a blog post for Christian Web Trends about what I believe is The Secret to Building Influence Online and Offline. (Think you know what it is? You may be surprised!)

However, building influence is also tremendously important offline, particularly as it relates to leadership, which is one of the main topics we discuss here on Live Intentionally. So, go read the post, and then come back and discuss what it means to your leadership.

Did you guess “the secret” before reading the post? Do you sometimes get caught up in more superficial, impersonal and passive ways of trying to build influence? How can you use this “secret” to build your influence in your current leadership roles?

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