I just finished reading Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and I’m admittedly a bit obsessed with it. While the book is 25 years old, if you’ve read it, I’m sure you would agree that he drops some amazing thought-provoking insights that really resonate with me, but more importantly, with how you can lead in the workplace.

“Our character is the means to building trust; if you have trust, you are in a position of influence.” Stephen CoveyClick To Tweet

Through your role in the organisation, you inherently have influence, but influence based on job title is superficial. You never really know if people are following your lead or whether they truly believe in your message or in what you’re trying to achieve.

But what if you could influence others to listen with interest, change their mindset, get them to take action, see things your way (while balancing their concerns)? How do you think this would change your leadership?

In this week’s episode of the KnowWTA Show, I break down 2 key takeaways from one of the most influential leadership authors, Stephen Covey on how to influence others by ‘thinking win/win’.

I have no doubt this will be a game changer for some of you, so, let’s get started…

When you’re finished watching, I’d love to know:

  • What actions or behaviours you are going to take away and implement that will help you have greater influence?

Leave a comment below and let me know; your story and/or thoughts may lead to someone’s meaningful breakthrough and it all contributes to this audience knowing What to Ask, and When to Act #knowWTA

Important: share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be removed.

Thank you so much for adding your perspective to the conversation!

Thanks for watching!

Samantha McGolrick


I’m Samantha

I teach board members and executives how to lead with heart and put people first, by leading safe & healthy work. Stick around and I’ll share with you the skills, knowledge and mindset you need to know what to ask, and when to act and lead with confidence.

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