Tag Archive: Power

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

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