Category Archive: Power

13 Ways to Spot Energy Draining Blood Suckers

Blood sucking people, like parasites, suck the life out of you. Successful leaders energize. Lousy leaders drain. The neglected skill of leadership is managing energy. 4 powers of energy: Energy predicts the future.… Continue reading

7 Marks of Engaging Language

There are no casual words, when it comes to leadership. Every word delivers results. Determine desired results before opening your mouth. Words: Build or destroy. Energize or anesthetize. Push forward or hold back.… Continue reading

Seven Rules for Talking Like a Successful Leader

The problems of leadership begin with words. Say the wrong thing and clients head for the door. Relationships blow up. Production declines. Tensions escalate. Employees lose motivation. Words are the most powerful tool of… Continue reading

5 Ways to Find the Worm

If the people you push felt powerful, they’d reject you. In their hearts they already do. Pushing people isn’t leadership. Sometimes people need a swift kick in the pants. But, kicking, pushing, pressuring,… Continue reading

12 Requirements for Powerful Empowerment

Permission-askers don’t feel powerful. Permission-giving keeps people in line and subservient. Power hungry leaders create disempowering cultures. Do the people around you feel powerful? The person giving permission is the person in control. Empowerment… Continue reading

Four Ways to Fit In and Not Disappear

Learn to fit in while you standout. Finding your place – in relation to others – frees, empowers, and enhances meaning. Image source Fitting in: Leaders who succeed in isolation aren’t doing much. The myth of… Continue reading