Leadership : The Power Of Influence

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Leadership: The Power of Influence The power of influence is perhaps one of the greatest intangibles of communication. Influence is a force with incalculable degrees of power. The verb “influence”, by itself, describes an action that can only be seen as a result from an entirely separate action. In very few words, the connection that influence creates can be closely understood when associated with particular nouns. Hitler, Josef Mengele, and Osama bin Laden are just a few that can be easily identified and carry the weight of what influential leaders are capable of. Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr., are also among the most influential people to have lived. One can plainly juxtapose the differences between these two classes of leaders, which often shadows the similarities shared: the power of influence. Leaders and Teachers Are teachers leaders? Or are leaders teachers? According to one source, they are one in the same (Eisenbach, 2014). Eisenbach believes that educators fully realize the power of influence they wield over their classroom students (p.71). A teacher is naturally seen as the unchallengeable leader within the classroom. From the very beginning of our schooling years, we are accustomed to heeding to the thoughts and ideas of our educators that inevitably shape and grow our minds over time. They deliver wisdom and knowledge through the art of communication. The answer is simple: teachers are leaders, and leaders are teachers. I believe
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