Stacey Hanke is the author of "Influence Redefined... Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be," and is on a mission to equip leaders within organizations to communicate with confidence, presence, and authenticity. She is a world-renowned keynote speaker and has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, and SmartMoney, to name a few.
What we discuss in this episode:
- The power of influence is that it shapes our daily thoughts and actions. From the media and politicians to leaders of organizations and coworkers. Each of us is a leader and a person of influence. The question is what we will do with our influence.
- Influence is felt through how we communicate.
- Often, leaders have less influence than they think, which can be a tough pill to swallow. Here are some indicators that you don't have the influence you think: Longer than normal meetings, less productivity around execution, overthinking, and so on.
- You have to experience yourself through the eyes and ears of your listeners. When you watch yourself, it's easier to understand what can be missing from your method of communication.
- Social media engagement should not be the only indicator of how much influence we have. At some point, it will be more important to talk with people face-to-face. It will be about conveying your message clearly so that the receiver buys in.
- Listening is a major element of communication. If you haven't learned to listen, you are missing out on the critical element of expanding your influence.
- Like playing an instrument requires the musician to hear the instrument (i.e. feedback), people of influence are required to hear the feedback of those around them in order to understand if they have the influence they think.
- Listen to the full episode for even more great insights!
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