There are a lot of ways you can think about this, but in my experience … without EFFECTIVENESS … nothing else matters.
A popular definition like “Leadership is Influence” misses the mark, because influence isn’t really achievable until and unless you’ve proven you can be EFFECTIVE.
Yes, I suppose in some venues power alone might buy you some influence, but it won’t last.
Either your power will erode because of your lack of effectiveness … or you’ll eventually look over your shoulder and no one will be following.
Invest your time to become EFFECTIVE and you’ll give yourself the best chance to achieve your goals.
In short, that’s why at Exkalibur, we remain steadfast in our objective: