Leveraging Influence

Have you ever noticed that most of leadership training is for those who are already in leadership roles? What about the aspiring leaders? What about those who have great thoughts, or want to improve their group, or maybe their entire company?

I am not a formal leader, but I have certainly learned that I can influence my peers and those above me. Just because you may not have authority, does not mean you lack the ability to drive change. In fact, I think great leaders want to see you demonstrate leadership using the tools you currently have.

Are you interested in learning more about this?  I happened to stumble upon a 2-part podcast with Clay Scroggins that inspired me to look into this subject further. (you can find part 1 here and part 2 here).  I am now considering reading the book and purchasing the DVD series. I thought it was that powerful.


One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don’t buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority and learn to unleash their influence wherever they are.  


Clay Scroggins

Have you read his book? Or listened to Clay speak before? If so I would love to hear from you.  Please reply or shoot me an email with your thoughts.

Also, I am thinking of leading a six part video study as a group and curious if anyone in the audience would be interested in attending.  The study would consist of six one-hour meetings (one per week) with each study being 20 minutes of video and 40 minutes of discussion, debate, and coaching. If you feel this would benefit you, and are interested in attending, please email me and I will add you to the list.  I will then schedule a room and time and send out an invite to those who are interested.

As always I wish you the best,
Douglas Diemel

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