Becoming A Person of Influence: SIR Webinar Recap
On November 10, SIR hosted a webinar featuring Matthew Renz, a third-generation insurance professional who retired after 30 years with United Healthcare. Renz now spends his retirement years golfing and sharing his insights as a keynote speaker and leadership trainer as a member of the John Maxwell Team, the International Leadership Association, and the National Association of Health Underwriters.
During the webinar "Becoming a Person of Influence," Renz shared his thoughts on leadership as influence and the who, what, when, where and why of developing influence. According to Renz, the average person will influence some 10,000 people during a lifetime, and we have a choice to make whether the influence will be positive or negative. Renz focused on how to use influence to live with significance and leave a legacy.
Using personal anecdotes and quotes from a variety of leaders, from Dwight D. Eisenhower and Winston Churchill to Dale Carnegie and John Maxwell, Renz illustrated how power (e.g., manipulation, force or intimidation) is a fist whereas influence is a fingertip (e.g., persuasion, respect and trust). He shared practical tips for understanding how influence works, both in who you are influencing and who is influencing you. His Top 10 tips for developing influence ended with the idea that leaders ultimately produce leaders, citing 80% of leaders attract followers; 10% of leaders attract leaders; and only 5% of leaders reproduce leaders.
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