On authority and influence.

The people who have led me the most effectively did it by making what they were doing more attractive, exciting, and interesting than what I was doing. They compelled me to change my behavior because I wanted the same experience they were having.

Authority makes us lazy. We choose to rely on our power instead of spending time and energy teaching, educating, and casting a vision for a better reality and a better future.

The next time you feel you have authority, consider investing in leading with influence instead.