Updated: Oct 2, 2019
Your title alone isn’t enough to inspire people to produce their best work, especially if you are new to leadership. As a leader, you need to develop your ability to get people excited and committed to the purpose and vision of the company. The ability to effectively influence others is a critical leadership skill. What makes someone an effective influencer? He or she understands what is important to others on a personal and professional level while taking into account the values and beliefs of these people. To become an excellent leader, influence is a critical component to help you achieve any type of success as a leader.