Category Archive: Power

Seven Powerful Ways to Enhance Your Power

Power has a bad reputation because it’s abused. We despise and reject the selfish motivations and methods of managers and leaders who manipulate and coerce people into reluctant compliance. Power is, however, neither… Continue reading

The CEO of Deloitte Learns Respect from his Dad

You should respect Jim Quigley, the leader of the world’s largest professional services organization. Jim Quigley told me, however, that leadership is about giving respect. Jim said, “What I believe about leadership I… Continue reading

How Manipulators Work

Image source Manipulation strategies Flattery: Flattery is an insincere compliment designed to manipulate you. People flatter you to get what they want from you. The connections created with flattery aren’t connections. They’re corruptions.… Continue reading

Secrets of the Spotlight

Tabitha, a member of the Leadership Freak Facebook page says, “I’d like to see what you think of the phrase, ‘Lead from the front.’” Leaders that can’t lead from the front can’t lead.… Continue reading

The leader’s secret weapon

Peter Drucker famously said, “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” Your secret weapon is curiosity. 5 Tips Curious leaders stop having all the answers and… Continue reading

Nasty and don’t know it

Image source. Research shows that people that hurt others with biting remarks and sarcasm don’t realize the pain they cause. In addition, mean people forget the sarcasms, cutting put-downs, and jabbing jokes they’ve… Continue reading