A John C. Maxwell staple. Leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less. Every member of a collective has some degree of influence with every other person in that collective. That means each team member has the opportunity to influence (lead) down, up, or sideways. Is your team aware of the influential power they have in every work interaction? By exploring all directions of influence, contributors are more strategically prepared to engage the people they serve, their peers, and those they work for.