Plant Seeds & Water
Leadership is all about influence, and that influence is gained in many different ways. One way leaders influence their people (especially across distances & cultures) is to plant seeds and then continually water them.
Successful leaders know that people take in information at different speeds and in different ways. These leaders have found that if they plant seeds (something to think and feel about) first, and then come back and continually water (adding more information and emotion) matching the person’s speed; they will gain stronger influence and often in a shorter overall time.
Influence is about growing a way of thinking and feeling about something in others, and planting seeds and continually watering them can build the right thinking and feeling to create both powerful and long-lasting influence.