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If you want to intrigue and influence people, you have to get their dopamine pumping.
A great way to do that is by having excellent conversation starters handy: “What was the best part of your day and what was the worst part of your day?” and “What personal passion project are you currently working on right now?”
When you manifest powerful body language, you are seen as more influential.
The head is held high, the arms are loose, the shoulders are set back and the chest is out. Confident body language not only affects the way others see you but also the way you see yourself.
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To be a stronger leader, you need to practice self-confidence. If you’re always second-guessing yourself and feeling shy around your coworkers, they won’t follow you.
Charismatic leaders think outside the box and aren’t afraid to push the limits.
While others may see this kind of push as risky, these leaders are the ones leading the way and driving innovation. When a problem arises, leaders don’t see only the difficulties. Instead, they rise to the challenge and see it as an opportunity. In business, this creativity can lead to powerful change and transformation, which can inspire and motivate others.
"Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” - Simon Sinek
Because leaders value innovation, they are focused on the future and how they can improve it. They have a dream and direction that motivates and inspires others.
To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position.
Work on cultivating personal connections with your colleagues, and allow them to get to know you.
You don’t have to be “the greatest person in the room” or make sure “everyone is blown away by your charisma.” You just need to have good rapport with your colleagues. That way, they won’t impute negative intentions or motives to you.
Start by giving them your undivided attention in one-on-one situations. Turn your body toward the other person, freeze in place, and listen.
He inspired team members first so that they were driven to live up to his exacting standards when the situation called for it.
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