Clout isn’t a word we use much anymore. But understanding its meaning is critical in your leadership and personal success. On this episode, I use the letters in ‘CLOUT’ as a checklist to develop influence in people around you.
ON THIS EPISODE:
Quote for today: “Imperfect action is way better than perfect procrastination!”
There are many words in the English language that were common just a generation ago that we really don’t use anymore.
- – Loathe – a feeling of intense dislike or even hatred toward someone or something.
- – Groovy – this is more slang.
- – Clout – influence or power that one has especially in politics or business.
I began thinking, “what does a person need to have clout, to exercise influence in business?
Clout is a good acronym to answer the question, “What personal traits can I develop in order to have influence?”
- Character – beliefs and convictions that are central to personal and corporate success. Character is both descriptive (characteristics of something) but also a quality of excellence.
- Leadership – personal leadership and professionally leadership.
- Optimism – the unwavering ability to confirm reality and declare successful outcomes.
- Uniqueness – in this case, not unique for the purpose of selling something. It is a personal style. There is a confidence in that person.
- Tenacity – another word we don’t use all that much but it is the quality of being persistent. focused.
Do you have clout meaning, influence? If not, use these as a checklist.