Category Archive: Power

Energy for a New Year

Lousy leaders drain people; successful leaders energize. Do eyes light up when you’re around? Those who make the biggest difference, energize others. The law of energy is put more in than you take out.… Continue reading

The Three Power-People You Need on Your Team

The enemy of success is isolation. The higher you go the easier isolation becomes, but, it’s a devastating problem at all levels of leadership. Isolated leaders fear conspiracies and feel misunderstood. Worse yet,… Continue reading

Finding Compassion without Losing Power

Compassion is essential to exceptional leadership, extraordinary results, powerful impact, and richness of life. What does compassionate leadership look like? The opposite of compassion is mean. Mean leaders: Send the message that they… Continue reading

The Jerk Quotient for Leaders

Jerks expect respect but don’t extend it. The gap between respect extended and respect expected is the jerk quotient for leaders. Peons earn respect. But, the power chair is enough for jerks. Rude: Jerks… Continue reading

The Inverted Golden Rule

Leaders, who think they’re “special,” treat themselves better than others. They invert the Golden Rule and stand aloof. After all, the rules don’t apply to “Golden Leaders.” Power and authority distort perspective. Special… Continue reading

Four Ways to Build Influential Connection

Intimidation requires position or perceived power but influence is a function of connection. Distance and threat are the tools of bullies. Intimidators reach down from power towers and squeeze peons with fear. Intimidators… Continue reading