Just how much influence do you have?

//Just how much influence do you have?

Just how much influence do you have?

My wife and I have had a young student lodging with us for the last week or so, he asked if he could stay to have some space to be alone and not distracted in his preparations for his upcoming law exams.

In fact, if my wife hadn’t told me, I would have hardly have known he was there, apart from meal times when he joined us for some company and a chat.  It was during one of these mealtime conversations that it became clear to me to just how easily impressionable young people can be.  How a few, well intended words at a crucial point in our lives can have a profound effect on us.

Many people come to me for advice, people of all ages, and I sometimes wonder if I have any positive effect at all in these situations.  If their minds are already made up or whether they are truly open for guidance and direction.

For 2011 I have pledged myself to keep an eye out for situations of influence and to double check that these moments are not taken lightly, misguided or wasted.  Because our young student has shown me that the influence we hold is far more than we might at first ever imagine.

Happy New Year

Harley



2011-01-04T00:34:56+00:002 Comments

About the Author:

Harley is a dynamic 'we can do this' kind of person with a successful track record of working for a wide variety of companies in all kinds of sectors. From very small family run businesses right through to giant multi-nationals. Over the last thirty five years Harley has built a reputation for inspiring those around him to rout out and tackle the core problems facing their organizations. Armed with a wide range of pragmatic tools that he has developed over the years, Harley is able to help his clients bring about long-term, sustainable solutions, while having fun at the same time. Harley is a motivational 'people person' who is nonetheless tough on efficiency and delivery. Apart from being well known for his highly entertaining and motivational speeches, Harley is also a blogger and author of four books; 'The Change Manager's Handbook', 'Transition', 'Inspirational Leadership’ and ‘Making a Difference’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvaATmb9_zg

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