Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
It is said that we can influence the people around us. Even the most reserved person can influence a whooping 10,000 people during their lifetime.
Each of us may lead in one area or are led in others. No one is excluded from being a leader or a follower. Realizing your potential as a leader is an important step and your responsibility.
A great leader once show how he was influencing others by how his followers responded to him.
“But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” Matthew 8:8–9
The leader of any team or group is easy to find. Just look at a group of people when they get together. Here are a couple of questions that can help you identify the team leader.
- If the group need to decide something, who is the person whose opinion is seek or consider as valuable?
- Who is the one others are watching during a meeting to see his opinion?
- Who is the one that people agreed with?
- Who is the one that people follow or emulate?
The answer to these questions will help you find the leader of a group. Are you the leader or are you following someone else. If you are the leader then influence and help those around you. If you are a follower then learn from your leader and start developing your skill so you can be a great leader too.
You can be a great leader too. Every great leader in history developed himself to be the best of their ability. You can do it too.