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“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together!” My friend and quintessential networker, Paul Fleischmann, in his book Better Together, sited this African Proverb. It is a perfect illustration of Influential Networking. Whether you call it networking, partnering, connecting, collaborating, or just plain “working together,” the reality is we can do more…

Leadership is influence; if you are not influencing, you are not leading. As you grow as a leader so should your influence. The growing process requires you to be constantly honing your leadership skills. Doing so will help you continue to make a difference in the lives of those with whom you are working. Your goal is to influence those…

Leaders influence everyone from the receptionist who greets them at the front desk to the person who is second in command. Attitude, perspective and customer service are reflected from the top down in churches, businesses, organizational headquarters or physician’s offices. So I am never surprised when I am treated as an interruption by the secretary - to feel the same…

In leadership there is often discussion around the topic of leaving a legacy. Many leaders work hard at creating what could be defined as the “pièce de la résistance” of their lives. This is not a new concept as men have striven to leave their mark on society for centuries. They attempt to keep their memory alive by building pyramids,…

Which is more important in leadership, influence or position? Does one trump the other or are they equal? Are they mutually exclusive? Can you possess only one or just one at a time? For just a moment pretend you have been chosen to participate in the world’s most prestigious Leadership Game Show. Finally they call you to the stage where…

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