How to Influence People

The awards shows often give recognition to the best new artist, best new group, etc.  When I worked in Hollywood I would often interview the “Best New Stars” only to find out that they had been in the business for fifteen years.

In the same way, a tall tree doesn’t shoot up like a weed.  It’s growth is gradual and it influences the landscape of an entire region.

Do you want to exert an influence on people?  It takes time.  Often in tech leadership, someone is put “in charge” and they think people will follow automatically.  It doesn’t happen quickly.  Influencing people has to be gradual, especially if you want to have a lasting effect.

By Shar McBee