Power can be displayed in many ways.
If you have money, you have power. You can buy things, even people.
If you have time and you are productive with it, you have power.
If you have followers = you are a leader, you have crowd resources which converts to power.
Bloggers Want to Be Leaders = Powerful
Bloggers covet a following so they can wield their influence = exercise their power. This power can be compensated for with sponsors, ads, affiliates and action.
I am on LinkedIn regularly. In addition to blogging here, I publish at LinkedIn too.
At LinkedIn, I see a LOT of posts on leadership.
How to be a leader.
The best traits of a leader.
That sort of thing.
Each time I read the titles of these articles (I don’t usually click through), I am reminded of something Margaret Thatcher said,
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, your aren’t.
That statement is powerful, no?
“How do you become a lady, er, leader?”
(I am not a lady so I will be hard pressed to give any worthy advice there.) But I know this.
You are not a leader if nobody follows you.
I think a better question is to ask, “Who do people follow?”
3 Kinds of Leaders people follow:
1. they are attracted to – people who have charisma, beauty, charm, appeal
2. that have an expertise – masters of a craft, a sport, a technique
3. who have enthusiasm – individuals with conviction, joy for their life’s calling, a can’t-wait-to-get-to-work attitude.
Rather than ask, “How do I become a leader?” I think it better to work on improving your attraction, your expertise and your enthusiasm.
Before you know it, there will be people watching and wanting what you have.
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