How to Impact Others
The Power of Passion and Underestimated Challenges
Passionate Leadership can produce unsurpassed collective will among your people.
When leaders experience successes, interrupted by substantive difﬁculties, they will underestimate the difficulties.
The problems arise when a new challenge hits the horizon which these leaders do not really understand but which they wholeheartedly believe they can overcome.
Their vaulting self-conﬁdence drives them to a blinkered, head-on clash equipped with the skills and knowledge they have overestimated and against a challenge they have underestimated.
Use the right influencing behavior in appropriate circumstances
Don't depend on socially acceptable influencing behavior
Decide whether you're aiming for commitment or compliance
Select the statements that describes commitment
Turning Knowledge into Action: Requires three main actions, discussed in the next slide
For most of the 20th century, value was driven by capital and machines.
Machines were invented with the aim of doing the work of people faster, better and cheaper
Now, machines engage in industries devoted to creating new technologies like e-business.
Skill development sustained over time encourages:
Creating and Sustaining ethos makes people want to contribute their knowledge and skills to the enterprise
Leaders must ensure that appropriate infrastructure like competency identification training is in place.
However, their most important role is to create and sustain the ethos or climate for human development.
Building Ethos for Human Development You need to be active in the following ways:
Make people feel valued
Expose people to developmental experiences.
Give people space to succeed and grow
Develop a number of potential successors
Leaders should help others build their skills to safeguard the future of the organization.
Do you recall which statement describes commitment?