Leadership may be defined in part as a process of influence.
Strangely, as I was searching for definitions of leadership I saw this list of leadership synonyms on Dictionary.com: authoritativeness, influence, command, effectiveness; sway, clout (emphasis mine).
However, many may know of another spelling: Klout with a “K”
Klout defines itself as the arbiter of social media influence. In their words, they provide The Standard for Influence. When the company recently unleashed their new algorithm, many people in social media saw their scores radically drop. For those schooled on this “credibility” framework, it was disorienting or irritating...
Via Martin Gysler