Tag Archive: Power

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

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

Four Ways to Unleash the Power in Others

Weak teams waste resources, distract organizations, and hobble progress. It drives leaders crazy. Lousy leaders promote and protect their own power. Unfortunately, power-hungry leaders need others to feel weak. Elevate your power by unleashing the power in… Continue reading

The 7 Powers of Weakness

Don’t wait until you have it “all together” to lead. Arrogant leaders parade strengths. Successful leaders understand the power of weaknesses.  You’re untrustworthy and disqualified from leadership, if you don’t have weaknesses. Authentic leaders are… Continue reading