Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. – John C. Maxwell
In most organizations, there is only one “CEO” – which means the majority of leaders must learn how to lead with influence from somewhere in the middle of the pack. We often hear the idea of “managing up” to create impact and influence, so today we’re breaking down what that actually looks like and how it’s viewed from the point leader’s perspective.
Some of the major points we discuss include:
- Servant leadership no matter your title or position
- Taking true ownership of your responsibilities
- Exceeding expectations
- Asking for advice, but not passing off problems
- Open communication
Whether you’re the point leader of a large organization or just joining a new team in an entry level role, this conversation will help you elevate your leadership and gain more influence with those around you.
Question: How has “managing up” helped you gain influence in your leadership?