At our last meeting we have been discussing great ideas for BOTS 2017 and shared some great stories. This week we do some more planning for the running of our group. There are some roles we like to fill/confirm.
Following on our discussion about being an influence, I'd like to share the following with you.
An Influencer has INTEGRITY with people
In order to be a leader a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence the supreme quality for a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a sections gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. If a man’s associates find him guilty of phoniness, if they find that he lacks forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose.~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
An Influencer NUTURES people
There are a lot of coaches with good ball clubs who know the fundamentals and have plenty of discipline but still don’t win the game. Then you come to the third ingredient: If you’re going to play together as a team, you’ve got to care for one another. You’ve got to love each other. Each player has to be thinking about the next guy. ~ Vince Lombardi
An Influencer has FAITH in people
As you work to gain more influence, always remember that your goal is not to get people to think more highly of you. It’s to get them to think more highly of themselves. Have faith in them, and they will begin to do exactly that. ~ John C. Maxwell
An Influencer LISTENS to people
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears, by listening to them. ~ Dean Rusk
An Influencer UNDERSTANDS people
You can have knowledge without understanding, but you cannot have understanding without knowledge. ~ Mack Story
An Influencer ENLARGES people
You’ll always have everything in life that you want IF you help enough people get what they want. ~ Zig Ziglar
An Influencer NAVIGATES for people
The man who goes alone can start the day. But he who travels with another must wait until the other is ready. ~ Henry David Thoreau
An Influencer CONNECTS with people
The #1 criterion for success is the ability to connect with people. Connecting with people is the ability to identify with people and relate to them in such a way that it increases our influence with them. ~ John C. Maxwell
An Influencer EMPOWERS people
Moral leaders exercise power for good purposes. Essential to this is that they do not hoard power; they give it away. There is no leadership without power. However, a leader will frequently want to distribute rather than to maintain power. Leaders empower their followers. ~ Terry Smith
An Influencer REPRODUCES leaders
Where there is no belief or hope for growth to be real, it is no longer attempted. People, or organizations, enter into a state of sameness, and as we have seen, that is really when things are no longer alive. Death is taking over not growth. ~ Dr. Henry Cloud
by John C. Maxwell shortend by Mack Story, Motivational Leadership Speaker
Cost: $20 for a hot breakfast and a “barista” coffee/tee.
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BOTS: What makes us different?
There are quite a few business networking groups out there. What makes us different? Well, we’re independent - there’s no one at the end of the line taking fees for your attendance. We do have a few simple rules, but we don’t mind breaking them occasionally. We’re dynamic and flexible and we find that this helps grow a strong cooperative environment in which to pass business referrals.
A business network is a type of business social network whose reason for existing is business networking activity. There are several prominent business networking organizations that create models of business networking activity that, when followed, allow the business person to build new business relationships and generate business opportunities at the same time.