Hello, and welcome to the Leadership Done Right Podcast, Episode 24: Leadership Through Influence and Persuasion with Jeremy Jones.
Get to Know Jeremy
Our guest today is a family man, an entrepreneur, and a proud Military veteran who served in Operation Enduring Freedom. He lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Best Selling Author
He is a four-time #1 Best Selling Author on Amazon and has a passion for coaching people to find their greatness, get paid what they are worth, do what they love every day and he strives to make a positive impact on other people every day.
He founded The Book District to offer support to aspiring self-published authors and provide a community for published experts. He co-founded Jones Media Publishing as an efficient way to self-publish using his process called YourBookBlueprint.
My Personal Connection
I connected with him through some mutual interests about five years ago. He is great at what he does and I can say from personal experience that he really cares about others and sincerely tries his best to help them. Our guest today is Jeremy Jones. Jeremy, welcome to the show!
Leadership Through Influence and Persuasion
Leadership is not a one and done situation. “When I first started in leadership I assumed that you tell people what to do and they just do it. That sounds nice, but real leadership is not a position. Real leadership is influence and persuasion. People are going to get off track. That’s the reality of it. A true leader can take people that are off track and guide them back on track through influence and persuasion.”
In the simplest form, if you say to someone, “I want you to put that box into that corner.” When you say, “that box” they could think it’s the box on the left or the box on the right. Also, when you say, “that corner,” they could think it’s the corner on the right or the left. You can’t automatically think that people are going to view things from your own perspective. They may have a totally different world view than you.
Think of all the complexity with a task more complicated than “take this box and put it over there”. There are so many ways that people can decipher, so you have to put all that into consideration. Lead others through influence and persuasion so they can go down the right path. [Read more…] about Podcast Episode #24 — Leadership Through Influence and Persuasion with Jeremy Jones