Johann Wolfgang von Goethe eloquently described the power and influence of inspiring leaders when he wrote: “I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.”
Have you considered how your mood, behaviors, and actions will influence others. Researchers Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman have studied inspiring leaders and marveled at their ability to create new attitudes and emotions in others.
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