I was recently given a book, The Language of Influence, by my friend and author Scott Hagan. The book is not your standard 10 or 12 chapter read, but it is instead filled with “500 Insights for Life and Leading.” As you thumb through the pages you will discover thought provoking conversation starters like the following five:
- The mission of leader is to make complex things simple, not simple things complex.
- Help people live up to their potential, not your expectations
- The talent of a great leader isn’t their talent. It’s their ability to spot talent and collide with it.
- Overreaction is not leadership.
- It’s not your resume, it’s your relationships
Scott’s book is packed with 495 more of these type of powerful principles that will add a little flavor to your bland staff meeting. More than just a tool, it’s a toolbox of assorted leadership insights that comes with a brief 1 page “How To Get The Most Out of This Book” so you can implement it easily into any staff meeting at your non profit, church, or company without a whole lot of preparation.
The Language of Influence is sure to help you help your staff confront any pink elephants in the room, have needed conversations instead of avoiding them, and create discussions that will be meaningful and fruitful in producing healthy leaders around you.
This book would be a great gift for anyone leading teams at your workplace. I highly recommend that you give a copy to the leader you follow.