Thinking of Influence – For Construction Contractors
Put simply, if you’re the owner or manager of a construction company, you are an influencer. Like it or not, for good or for bad, what you do and what you say will influence others.
In this instance, we will focus on the influence you have over your employees and subcontractors.
In that light, another title I could have given this post is Being the Best Boss You Can Be.
What it Takes to be an Excellent Influencer
Here are some words that can describe a person of influence:
Has the ability to inspire and inform
Has become an expert in his or her field
Is an authority on the subject at hand
Acts as a guide for those who are less accomplished
Can be a mentor
Is one who can affect or sway
Is a knowledgeable leader
“Leadership is action not a position.” – Donald McGannon
The Right Frame of Mind
To begin thinking of the prospect of being an excellent leader, boss, and influencer, it will serve you well to answer these two essential questions.
Who was your “Best Boss”?
Why do you think so?
An Exceptional Influencer
Here is something to chew on, the traits associated with an outstanding boss, leader, or influencer are:
Demonstrates clear vision
Gets to know employees
Guides performance expectations
Recognizes true efforts
Shares the credit with others
Has fun – and encourages fun for the team
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
Reflect on This
Another way to aid in the quest to become a first-rate influencer is to consider these last two questions.
Who influenced you?
Who do you influence?
Use the above lists of qualities and traits associated with exceptional influencer skills to think of ways to shore up or increase your influential powers. You know – be the best boss you can be. And pass it on.
“Great bosses beget great bosses.” – unknown
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Clients and customers
Employees and subcontractors
Vendors and service providers
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