Stage 3- Power of Influence

Stage 3 - Power of Influence

Transforming your impact

“Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything: perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships-they’re all a projection of you.”
–Deepak Chopra

What it means to be an influential leader today is vastly different than what it meant 30, 20, or even 10 years ago. As a leader, you are now tasked with communicating with a diverse range of employees from many different generations, including baby boomers, Gen Xers, and millennials, each with their own styles, values, and work habits. In addition, you’re facing a new and rapidly evolving business landscape, with surging human rights and environmental movements causing widespread social unrest, which have now become the new normal.

In Stage 3, we’ll dive into the following elements:


Expand your perspective by learning from the evolving and dynamic essence of effective influential leaders and legends in both the past and present.


How do you currently exert influence in your ecosystem? Evaluate the qualities you possess and review them holistically to bring insight, clarity, and direction to your vision.


Gain access to powerful experiential tools that help you set your vision, path, and plan for altering your impact and influence.


Explore seven powerful influence characteristics that allow you to authentically transform your impact.


How this stage will support your growth and self-development:

  1. Recognise the unique leadership qualities you want to embody.
  2. Understand your current influence style and how well it serves you.
  3. Adapt your influence style to align with your authentic self so you can attract others and lead powerfully.
  4. Continually develop the skills and characteristics that support your ability to influence.

What To Expect

In Stage 3, we will clarify how the demands on you as a leader are changing in these turbulent times and how you can adapt to meet them. We’ll then examine the qualities of influence you bring to your leadership role by answering these four questions:

  1. What leadership qualities do you already have in place?
  2. Which of your skills may need some realignment?
  3. Which of your skills could benefit from further cultivation?
  4. What new skills would most benefit you in your journey as a leader?


Our conversation will be split into four distinct parts:

    • Element 1: Knowing Influence
      • In this element, you’ll gain a nuanced understanding of influence and how it works, as well as how influence looks differently today than it has in years past.


    • Element 2: Seeing Influence
      • Next, we’ll examine how you currently exert influence in your ecosystem. We’ll also solicit feedback from the people in your Relationship Onion to determine which qualities of influence are working well for you and which may need to be adjusted or changed.
      • As part of this conversation, we’ll also look at prominent leaders in the world who are already achieving the kind of results you want. By making these individuals your avatars, you can model your actions on theirs and move even closer to your purpose.


    • Element 3: Rewriting Influence
      • In this element, we’ll delve into your core values and beliefs, using powerful experiential tools to help you translate those values and beliefs into influence.


    • Element 4: Deep-Dive Into Influence Characteristics
      • Finally, we’ll take a closer look at seven crucial influence characteristics and undertake important self-reflective work for each of the seven. Although each of these characteristics can be described with a single word, how they play out in our own lives is unique, so it’s important that we examine how you as an individual relate to each of them.

“The key to succesful leadership is influence, not authority.”
–Ken Blanchard

Let’s Begin

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"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
-George Bernard Shaw

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In terms of leadership, “influence” has long been defined as “having the capacity to change the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something.” However, the approach that leaders take to be influential today—especially to influence younger generations—looks much different than it has in the past.

You must now develop a new range of leadership qualities in order to keep pace with our changing times. And the word “qualities” is intentional. When it comes to influencing people today, leaders can no longer rely solely on knowledge or skills. Although these learned abilities are still important, it is a leader’s qualities that are the most essential in today’s business climate.


The 16 qualities of leadership that we will focus on in our discussions about leadership influence are:

  1. Authenticity
  2. Relevance
  3. Connectedness
  4. Flexibility
  5. Vulnerability
  6. Curiosity
  7. Awareness
  8. Subliminal influence
  1. Storytelling
  2. Charisma
  3. Communication
  4. Listening
  5. Trustworthiness
  6. Energy and vibration
  7. Empathy and compassion
  8. Spirituality


Until very recently, leaders—both corporate and political—didn’t necessarily need to be authentic to exert influence on others; they just needed to be authoritative. Many of these old-fashioned leaders believed that creating a competitive environment, where people fought each other to rise up through the ranks, was the most effective way to get the best from employees.

However, today this method of influence has become outdated. Most employees, particular those in the younger generations, don’t respond well to authoritarian approaches. Instead, they gravitate towards leaders who inspire confidence, loyalty, and inspiration. Authenticity and relevance are the two most powerful qualities that people see in their leaders—and both those qualities must come from within.

To lead effectively in today’s world, you need to be able to reach your colleagues and employees on an emotional and spiritual level as well as a professional level. You can do this by aligning with their aspirations and inviting them to move towards a mutually beneficial goal, rather than pushing them forward with aggressive authority.

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Let's Begin

Now the enrichment starts. Let’s dive into the first element for this stage, beginning with
Element 3.1: Knowing Influence.

“You are not a drop in the ocean,
you are the entire ocean in a drop”

– 13thcentury Persian poet Rumi