The difference between influence and manipulation is integrity. So, when it comes to leadership, if you make decisions based on the other person's best interests, you are practising 'ethical influencing'.


This article by Dan Pontefract, writing for Forbes, makes the following points:
  • As a leader, continually look at your true intention when you try to influence a situation or other people.
  • Even people with the best intentions will sometimes get things wrong.;
  • Leaders should use their influence allied with integrity by focusing on transparent and clear communication.


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