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Writers Are Leaders

by Michael Crom

August 2nd, 2013
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Many years ago I was given some life changing advice from a very successful Canadian Entrepreneur, Kevin D. Crone.  He told me to take a rich person to lunch.  Buy their lunch and ask them for one piece of wisdom from their life experiences.  This was the genesis of what became my unusual hobby.  I began taking successful business leaders to lunch and later I added into the mix sports figures, and politicians.  Initially, I didn’t take any notes or write down their thoughts, but I learned so much from these conversations that I later developed a desire to share what I had learned with others.  This morphed into my sharing their advice through the writing of my first two books. These books became an important part of my growth as a leader at Dale Carnegie Training.

Do you consider yourself a writer?  Probably not.  But in the business world, greater leadership roles are often given to those individuals that are willing and able to express their thoughts and beliefs in a coherent manner.  As you know, writing is essential in this process, and like most skills, it only gets better with practice and experience.

I believe that there is a book in everyone.  However, you should start with a smaller objective in mind.  Take a little time out of your day to journal some of your thoughts or experiences.  Make a consistent habit of writing something every day.  Not only will you begin to notice more details and listen more attentively as a result, you’ll also improve your speed, cohesion and organization as a writer.  You might even find it makes you a better speaker when you take your rich friends out to lunch!

In this day and age, you don’t need to write a book to influence others.  You can gain influence and followers by writing down your thoughts in a blog or by tweeting your personal insights on Twitter.  Take time today to write down your thoughts, and begin a new habit that will change your life.

I believe that there is a book in everyone.  However, you should start with a smaller objective in mind.  Practice by keeping notes on your key thoughts for each day or on your experiences.  In this day and age, you don’t need to write a book to influence others.  You can also gain influence and followers by writing down your thoughts in a blog or by tweeting on Twitter.  Take time today to write down your thoughts and begin a new habit that will change your life.

Michael Crom is the Chief Learning Officer for Dale Carnegie & Associates, and is the co-author of The Leader In You and The Sales Advantage.

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