Category Archive: Power

If You Didn’t Have a Brain, How would You Know

The Tin Man cried because he didn’t have a heart. How can a heartless person cry over being heartless? The Scarecrow figured out how to save Dorothy from the witch, even though he… Continue reading

12 Ways to Move From Powerless to Powerful

Frustration is connected to feeling powerless. You wouldn’t be angry if you had the power to change it. People who feel powerless respond with frustration to opportunity, difficulty, challenge and uncertainty. Power: Power is the… Continue reading

10 Ways Leaders Increase Stress Unnecessarily

The way you think about yourself is the biggest factor in stress and productivity. Stress isn’t “out there,” it’s inside you. 10 ways to increase stress: Hide mistakes. Pretend you know. Make excuses. Expect perfection.… Continue reading

The Real Truth About Authority, Power, and Position

You don’t need authority, power, or position to lead. Sometimes they get in the way. Leading is serving, nothing more, nothing else, nothing less. Become a leader by serving. The trappings of leadership… Continue reading

10 Invitations to Transformation

Ask people to talk about what they’re good at and their eyes light up. For some, the topic of their strength is so awkward that it takes them time to get their bearings.… Continue reading

How to Energize Your Organization

The four elements of unhappiness are helplessness, paralysis, isolation, and insignificance. You can’t feel happy and feel like you don’t matter. Energy: Successful leaders energize. Happiness is energy. Success always includes making someone feel happy.… Continue reading