To quote John Maxwell: “Our influence has less to do with our position or title than it does with the life we live. It’s not about position. The key word is credibility. We gain credibility when our life matches our talk and when both add value to others.” (www.johnmaxwell.com)
Now, I know people in ministry and mainstream who are low on the organizational chart, but have huge influence with their co-workers. I know this person who did not have a big office or a fancy title, but he cared for people, knew what they were thinking, and had the pulse of the organization. He influenced because he cared and listened. No matter who you are, you can be an influence to those around you. You can change your organizational culture. After all, God often uses the weak to confound the strong and the humble to overpower the proud.
Wayne Pederson (www.hcjbglobal.org)