“Entreleaders understand that ultimately the only power they can use to grow a quality team is the power of persuasion.”
If you have never read How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, it is one of the best books I have ever read on how to relate to people and serve them well. In this classic, Dale Carnegie suggests the best way to persuade is to arise in the person an eager want. Taking his instruction further leads us to working to put ourselves in their shoes and do the best we can to see things from their point of view. To do this he suggests that we will need to get to know them. The better we know them the easier it will be to see things from their point of view and and help them get something they want. What goes without saying here is that we are not going to get someone to do something that is not in their best interest. This is all about alignment. Learning about people, working to see things from their point of view, and helping them see how they can get what they want. It is all about serving people. Entreprenuers who understand this are powerful.
A takeaway from Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey.
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