Tag Archive: Power

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

Fearful Leaders Hoard Control – Courageous Leaders Give Power

Feeling powerful expands possibility, elevates engagement, and enables initiative. Feeling powerless creates weakness, dependence, and fear. People who feel powerful see opportunity. People who feel powerless feel threat. Control freaks make others feel powerless.… Continue reading

Bring Las Vegas Home

They say, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” But not this time. On October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock killed, at current count, 58 people and wounded another 515 from the isolated safety… Continue reading

The Real Truth About Empowerment Pt. 2

The danger of power is the illusion that you know more than those who don’t have it. “Power is the ability to afford not to learn.” Karl Deutsch What you do when you… Continue reading

The Real Truth About Empowerment

People who feel powerless sleepwalk through opportunities, view change as threatening, and hide behind obstacles. Feeling weak squanders usefulness. Powerless people use things they can’t control as reason to reduce effort, pull back,… Continue reading

The Five Powers of Your Strengths

During a recent keynote I asked participants to write a colleague’s strength on a sticky note.  They stood behind the person and wrote a strength, or something they admired about them. They pressed the… Continue reading