It’s easy in a world that moves as quickly as ours to not pay attention to the type of influence we have on one another. This is even more true for leaders. Everything leaders do has impact from looks to comments to decisions.
However, for those of you who are reading this and thinking, "phew good thing I’m not a leader"... sorry, this still applies to you.
Leadership is a mindset. You can be a leader without having any direct reports or formal decision-making power. Original thought leader Napoleon Hill said, “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”
So this week, take the time to look at how your words and actions are influencing others. At Fierce, we say: Take responsibility for your emotional wake.
Ask yourself: Are you leaving an aftertaste, an afterglow, or an aftermath?