Deep Motivations, Not Competencies, Drive Leadership Performance

The Empowered Buisness

how to do something faster, better or cheaper) over procedures; high motivation toward goals, rather than avoiding problems; and high future time orientation with a focus on long term strategies, future customer needs and environmental changes. They want to pay more attention to a long term, rather than short term, view. Power. In the context of MAPs assessment, the Power pattern reflects to what extent a leader wants to be in charge. What if….

What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

Your weekend personality is usually the best indicator. Structured" innovators are known for conserving resources and establishing the procedures necessary for long-term success. With this information organizations can harness different personalities to innovate in a dynamic and effective manner. About the author: Shoya Zichy is the creator of the award-wining Color Q personality system currently used by 70,000 worldwide in client groups such as the U.S.


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7 Unconscious Leadership Fears That Keep You Small

The Empowered Buisness

Others may be life-long fears. In the short term, pretending you have no fear to move forward with your goals and actions can actually be a healthy choice. In the long term, however, the fears you are avoiding will sabotage your every attempt to play a bigger leadership game. 2. Fear of (owning your) power. All leaders are powerful yet few know how powerful they really are. When you own your leadership power, you believe that ….

Why Companies Hire an External Consultant to Help Them

Strategy Driven

It needn’t be a major project or a long term relationship. You don’t always need a long-term increase in the team’s resources. Vested interests and personal power plays may at best limit thinking.

Your Leadership Power is Contagious

Skip Prichard

The minute we have awareness of our impact, our contagiousness, and what’s happening, we have power to “own it,” choose, and direct it. With great power comes great response-ability. I believe some of the most powerful ways are: 1) engaging people in their WHY and their WHO (why they do the work they do and who it impacts), 2) connecting people with their intentions (what they want their impact to be, how they want to affect others, the project, etc., Awareness is power.

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The 4 Types of Organizational Politics

Harvard Business

Organizational politics refers to a variety of activities associated with the use of influence tactics to improve personal or organizational interests. Studies show that individuals with political skills tend to do better in gaining more personal power as well as managing stress and job demands, than their politically naive counterparts. The second dimension of the political landscape is the extent to which the source of power is soft (informal) or hard (formal).

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Harvard Business Review

Among our findings is that leadership in the future will involve increased personal and business-level discomfort. The combination of digitization with globalization and consumer demands for personalized products will complicate the usual processes and relationships. But possibly the biggest adjustment for leaders of today is a power shift that is requiring major changes to how they think and work. Leaders motivated by power over others will not thrive in this new world.