Category Archive: Power

The Power of Mother-Leader

I’ve been asking people to complete this sentence. “My mom is reflected in my life when I ….” (You can add a bit of explanation.) If leadership is influence, mother is the first… Continue reading

The 5 Powers of a Good Enemy – Red Sox Fans Hate the Yankees

Red Sox fans are all alike. They hate the Yankees. You might respect the talent of the Yankees, but a Red Sox fan knows the Yankees buy championships. “… studies show that rabid… Continue reading

Power in the Face of Disruption

The difference between wannabe leaders and actual leaders is focus. I’ve been asking leaders, “What would make this week just a little better than last week?” A diet of doom and gloom is… Continue reading

6 Reasons Egotistical Leaders are Exhausted

Egotistical leadership is exhausting. But there’s a reservoir of energy for leaders who practice humility. Humility is expansive and vibrant. Ego is restrictive and grim.   6 reasons egotistical leaders are exhausted: #1.… Continue reading

The 10 Commandments of Empowerment

Top-down empowerment programs reflect the reason they’re needed in the first place. Disconnected leaders develop ineffective empowerment programs in secluded conference rooms. There’s no power left for others when control is concentrated in… Continue reading

How to Expand Power and Lead with Honor

The ethical development and use of power is essential to leadership success. But anytime you rely on title or position, you’ve lost influence and resorted to intimidation. Coercive power offends talent. Think of… Continue reading