The Three Levels of Impact
There are 3 levels of impact. You cannot progress to the next level until you have mastered the lower level.
Level 1: Self-Leadership
Your ability to lead others is limited by your own growth. If you want to increase your influence over others, you must start by growing yourself.
Private victories precede public victories. You can’t invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.Stephen Covey
Level 2: Leadership of Others
If you want to multiply your ability to influence others, you need to help them develop their potential. If you only grow yourself, you will be limited by your own growth. If you grow others, your influence is limited by their growth.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.John Quincy Adams
Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.Jesus of Nazareth
Level 3: Leadership of Other Leaders
Maximum impact is reserved for those who grow other growers.
Leaders who attract followers impact only people they touch. Leaders who develop leaders … impact people beyond their reach.John C. Maxwell
In any industry, the highest accolades are reserved for those who lead the leaders, and help them achieve their best.
Examples of People who Have Achieved Maximum Impact
Examples of people who achieve maximum impact:
The Pastor of pastors (Rick Warren)
The Leader of Leaders (John C. Maxwell)
The Teacher of Teachers (Anyone who teaches at an education college)
The Writer who writes for writers (Holly Lisle)
Marketers who sell products to other marketers (Seth Godin)
- Software developers who build software for software developers (The founders of Microsoft, Google and Apple)
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