Many leaders set goals in order to move ahead without fully harnessing their leadership abilities to exercise their influence without authority. Although this type of leadership without authority may appear to be a bit odd, however, this method of leadership is vital in the ever-changing environment of today.
The old method of being a highly direct boss isn’t nearly the effect it was and needed reexamination and self-awareness.
You are utilizing the various aspects of your body as an example and a quick assessment of whether you’re equipped with the complete variety of perspectives on conversations that leaders require to be able to influence others in nearly every circumstance. A simple body scan can aid you in remembering how you can improve your leadership skills by gaining more influence while having less authority.
1. Left Brain.
The left brain houses the majority of reason, facts analysis, data, and information. If you’re an authority or you are aware of the facts that matter to another person using the left brain will assist you in connecting with the person by presenting concepts that are logical.
However, many leaders use the left brain in excess, particularly in our society. There are limits to the truth and logic. For instance, it’s difficult to win the heart of a person using the help of a PowerPoint deck.
You might have heard of the saying that emotions sell and rationales justify. To understand your own logic, think about, “What does my [leftbrain tell me about this particular situation?”
2. Right Brain.
It is the right side of our brain, the place where we process stories, images, metaphors, images, and other information. It’s where we enter the subconscious. Through the use of more stories and pictures, leaders are able to communicate with their followers to a more profound degree than using the left brain by itself. If you can make people see the message that they believe in, they will be convinced.
Dr. Herbert Simon, the late social scientist, is well-known for helping us understand how we gather information. Our brains try to organize information into patterns, referred to by the term “chunking.” By storing this information, we can be aware of the danger, can tell the signs of a lie, or decide on the best plan of action. The signal appears to be coming from an inner voice or from our inner self. It is a message that comes from our gut.
The gut, which is also called “hard” in the way it is known to the Japanese call it, constitutes the core of our being. The gut is the voice of our soul and provides us with the ability to sense. It’s where we go when taking the initiative, engaging and declaring our position, coming to an agreement, or setting limits. In the event that we utilize our guts to influence others, we share with people what we appreciate or dislike about the actions. We also share our expectations and provide incentives to motivate them to comply with ours. When we communicate with other people in a way that is based on gut, they react instinctively. When you ask a member of your team to perform an examination of their gut, you want them to decide whether the concept is reasonable or makes sense. Consider asking yourself, “What does your gut tell you?” to find out what your intuitions tell you regarding an event.
In business environments where we want to demonstrate genuine commitment, not only compliance, it’s not enough just to tell or assert. We have to be better askers, not just tellers. We must be prepared to show vulnerability.
The conversation can shift from seeking advice and assistance in the process, then being attentive to the other’s expectations and desires to work together and discover a solution, and being flexible with the way in which the process is conducted to get positive results. The leader isn’t uncertain, especially about the goal in mind; however, they are open and willing to hear new ideas about how each individual could be more effective and about ways to achieve the goal. This method increases team involvement. Be aware that the majority of people aren’t concerned about what a leader’s knowledge is until they feel they are respected by their leader. To enhance your leadership power without authority, you should use diverse perspectives when you share as well as receive messages. Do a short body scan that helps you keep track of how your messages are communicated and received.