Category Archive: Power

16 Expressions of Underhanded Resistance Pt. 2

The danger of underhanded resistance is you don’t see it coming. Skillful leaders know polite foot dragging, agreement without follow through, and recurring “confusion” are underhanded resistance. Malicious or innocent: Underhanded resistance is… Continue reading

5 Ways Incompetent Leaders Dis-Empower Good People

Don’t expect bold performance from dis-empowered people.  You drain, discourage, and demotivate, if your goal is conformity. An egotistical need for control – in those with positional authority – dis-empowers others. In reality, incompetent… Continue reading

4 Ways to Fix What’s Wrong with Accountability

The chief end of accountability is nudging people toward their potential by leveraging untapped talent. The secondary end of accountability is getting things done. Who you are comes before what you do. #1. Choose internal before… Continue reading

10 Ways to Make People Feel Powerful

You influence the way people feel about themselves. When you make people feel weak, they act in fear. When you make people feel powerful, they act with boldness. Boldness takes you further than fear.… Continue reading

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