Levels of Leadership

Making the shift from Position to Permission brings a person’s first real step into leadership. Why do I say that? Because leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. Leaders who rely on their positions to move people rarely develop influence with them. If their subordinates do what they are asked, it’s usually because they think they have to—to receive their pay, keep their jobs, prevent being reprimanded, and so on.

In contrast, when a leader learns to function on the Permission level, everything changes.

Read more on http://johnmaxwellonleadership.com/2011/09/05/level-2-%e2%80%93-permission-you-can%e2%80%99t-lead-people-until-you-like-people/

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