Law #2 from The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
The Law of Influence
Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. Sometimes we can make leadership so complex that most people just shy away from wanting to be a leader. They think it is going to be to hard or take to much time or energy to become a leader.
I don’t think you ever really decide to become a leader, you either have influence in people’s lives or you don’t. Leadership can be developed and you can learn leadership principles but what is really important is developing your influence over people’s lives and circumstance.