-Excerpts from John Maxwell & Jim Dornan’s book: “Becoming a Person of Influence”
Sometime in May 2004– I wrote the acrostics below on my journal as I was reading the aforementioned book.
A person who applies best leadership practices can become an instrument of change in a situation, a life and even a society.
I am aware of the challenges and responsibilities that go with it so I encourage everyone reading this to take a moment to pray for your leader/s (parents, teachers, work supervisors, church leaders etc.).
Blessed by the lives of great leaders in my life, I’m passing the lessons on to my own family and those I am currently mentoring while here and now, to you as well, my dear reader:
B Believe in them before they succeed
E Emphasize their strengths
L List their past successes
I Instill confidence when they fail
E Experience some wins together
V Visualize their future success
E Expect a new level of living
I Integrity with people
N Nurtures other people
F Faith in people
L Listens to people
U Understands people
E Enlarges people
N Navigates for other people
C Connects with people
E Empowers people
R Reproduces other influencers