Category Archive: Power

People who Believe They Have No Control Act as if They Don’t Matter

  People who believe they have no control forfeit their power and act as if they don’t matter. Helplessness: Waits for instructions. Rejects creative solution-seeking. Avoids risk. Gives up quickly. Complains when results… Continue reading

How to Show Up in Ways that Ignite High Performance in Others

Your presence – the way you show up – impacts team performance. Positive emotion promotes high performance.* Know impact: Leaders who don’t know or don’t care about their presence can’t promote high performance… Continue reading

Three Ways to Change People

It’s absurd to say we can’t change people. The people in your story have changed you. You’re who you are, in part, because of them. Influence is the power to produce change. #1.… Continue reading

Two Simple Systems for Generating Positive Energy in Others

Make it your mission to fuel and refuel energy. Positive energy fuels achievement. 4 principles of energy: #1. People have energy. Lousy organizations drain it. #2. Energy flows toward meaningful action. When people… Continue reading

The Grinch’s Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

“And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch… Continue reading

How Leaders Defeat Insecurity and Build Bold Teams

You produce weakness in others when you exercise power unless you use power to fill others with confidence. You cannot empower people by exercising power over them. The work of successful leaders is… Continue reading