The INFLUENCE Myth is where someone thinks “If I were on top, then people would follow me.”

I know several leaders in the middle like this. Are you one of them?

In quite a few cases I’ve met them because they’ve been given the position and now find that, well, no-one is following them. This is the person that says “It’s lonely at the top”. Well if it’s lonely at the top, you ain’t leading – you’re taking a walk alone.

Are you sure people will follow when you’re on top? Just by being given a leadership title enables you to do that does it?

To accomplish anything as a leader you need to remember the Law of Buy-in 14th from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

People buy into the leader, then the vision.

A position doesn’t make a leader, but a leader can make the position

You may be able to grant someone a position, but you cannot grant them real leadership. Influence must be earned.

#4 The Inexperience Myth