Category Archive: Power

12 Ways to Enlarge the Way People Feel About Themselves

Immature leaders wonder, “How do you feel about me?” Mature leaders wonder, “How do you feel about yourself?” Leadership includes how others feel about themselves because of your influence.  If you want to change an… Continue reading

What Gratitude Really Means

It doesn’t matter how much you accomplish in the world, there’s a voice in your head that wonders if you might matter more. Successful leaders overcome their inner accuser, even if it isn’t silenced.… Continue reading

Four Ways to Unleash the Power in Others

Weak teams waste resources, distract organizations, and hobble progress. It drives leaders crazy. Lousy leaders promote and protect their own power. Unfortunately, power-hungry leaders need others to feel weak. Elevate your power by unleashing the power in… Continue reading

The 7 Powers of Weakness

Don’t wait until you have it “all together” to lead. Arrogant leaders parade strengths. Successful leaders understand the power of weaknesses.  You’re untrustworthy and disqualified from leadership, if you don’t have weaknesses. Authentic leaders are… Continue reading

Ten Ways to Expand Power and Get Things Done

Power is the ability to get things done. The more power you have, the more things you get done. 10 Ways to Expand Power: Make others feel powerful. Expand power by giving authority to… Continue reading

12 Ways Leaders Humiliate Others

Foolish leaders use power and position to make others feel insignificant. Humiliation motivates, but never in positive directions.   Showing disrespect invites disrespect. Stealing someone’s dignity destroys passion and encourages disloyalty. You may… Continue reading