Category Archive: Power

Leadership Identity – Self-Perception Determines How You Lead

“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” Anonymous* Competence enjoys challenge, but when you see yourself as incompetent, challenge ignites anxiety. Focus on the incompetency of… Continue reading

How Energy Increases, Strength Grows, and the Seduction of Doing Easy Things is Resisted

You don’t find strength while snoozing in a hammock or snacking at the movies. Expand potential by doing things that require energy and strength. Strength rises when you do hard things. No challenge… Continue reading

The 7 Impossibilities of Gratitude

Gratitude makes many bad things impossible. The 7 impossibilities of gratitude: #1. Worry. You can’t worry and be grateful in the same moment. Don’t worry about overcoming worry. Just notice and acknowledge benefit… Continue reading

How to Break Free from People Pleasing and Speak Your Mind

All people-pleasers lose themselves. The #1 regret of the dying is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” You always… Continue reading

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