Some musings on influence….
As we converse, develop ideas with others, innovate through brainstorming, or work on projects we are constantly influencing others and they are influencing us. Our thoughts shift as we listen, when we speak other’s thoughts shift. Our perspective is often influenced by conversations.

It is interesting to observe the influence we have on others. Sometimes this a challenge as we never quite know what impact we have had. Others behaviour give us a clue, however in essence our influence is rarely measurable or known until we hear others speak about us to someone else.

Often we do not intend to influence. We may intend to persuade. We may intend to convince. We may intend to lead or direct. How often do we deliberately intend to influence?

‘I would like to be influential"- what does this actually mean? I would like to have other people listen to my ideas and be motivated to change based on this? Maybe. Is influence something we experience? Perhaps.

About leaderspace

I am 3M- Mom, Mum, and Mama to my son, daughter-in-law, and daughter. They each have their endearments for me which I treasure. It represents the unique relationship I have with each of them. My Leaderspace Blog is a professional blog about leaders and the space around them as I have spent many years observing leaders and their relationships. My Debbie Payne Poetry blog are a collection of poems often stimulated by some kind of motherly-wifely-daughter-sister-friend-environment relationship experience. The poems seem to just bubble up and pour out every now and then. They feel like little gifts that are handed to me to pass on, so I now pass them on to you, my new readers. My hope is that some of the words will spark an emotion that will lead to a hug with someone you cherish. My consulting work focuses on leadership, development, learning and training. if you want to know more check out my profile at, hunt me down on LinkedIN, or check out my websites.
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