Pathways to Influence: Mastering the Art of Leadership

Pathways to Influence: Mastering the Art of Leadership
Larry Ragland

1. Defining Leadership: Influence Beyond Titles

I’m reminded of a principle that I heard many, many years ago. Leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less. If you think you’re a leader, look behind you.

2. The Seven Pillars of Influence

What are the seven keys to unlocking a life of greatness and a life of influence?
Number one, go all in. You can’t go halfway.

3. Ascending the Bookshelf of Destiny

Imagine, if you will, that your purpose and your destiny is on the top shelf of a very large bookshelf. You have no way of getting there. You have no ladder. You have no one to lift you up so that you can reach out and grab it.

But there is a way that you can get to your purpose and your destiny.

4. The Power of Words: Building or Breaking

How many’s ever heard this statement? Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me. That is such a lie. Okay, we heard that all our life.

But I’m gonna tell you, there’s been times in my life that I would have rather been hit with a stick or hit with a stone than have to deal with the damage that words can do.

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Larry Ragland boasts over three decades of experience in ministry, leadership training and personal empowerment. He is the esteemed author of the book "I See Greatness In You" and public speaker.
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