How Effective Are You at Using Your Power?

Lead Change Blog

Power is a good thing when used effectively. The more power you have, the more able you are to direct, influence, and inspire people to make positive changes. There are three types of power. Position Power. You gain power based on your formal position in the organization. The chain of command gives you power over the people below. Tips for gaining and using your position power. It can lead to promotions and increased position power.

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Acting with Power

Leading Blog

W E need to think about power differently. Deborah Gruenfeld has been teaching a class at Stanford University that is the title of her book, Acting with Power. It is a tour de force on what power is, how it works, and how it affects every aspect of our lives. We all have power.

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The Power in a Powerful Thank You

Let's Grow Leaders

A specific, relevant thank you has the power to energize and keep people moving. ” Powerful Thank Yous. ( The reason I’m writing is to say, thank you, thank you for bringing some light into my leadership management journey.

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One Super Power Every Great Middle Manager Masters

Let's Grow Leaders

If you are (or have been) a middle manager, you know how tough this role can be. In this episode, you’ll get practical steps you can take to master one transformational role the best middle managers do better than anyone else in an organization. Middle Manager Super Power.

The Power of the Process

Lead Change Blog

Armed with these insights, I developed a service proposal that described how we would work together in creating a strategic plan and implementing a strategic management process. When I met with the CEO to review my proposal, he said “this all looks fine, but we don’t need a strategic management process , we just need a long-term plan to get us back on track”. We agreed to postpone the discussion about establishing a strategic management process until our work was further along.

The Power of Focus

N2Growth Blog

Focus has always been a powerful characteristic that has served me well in all leadership roles alike. Task Management : Every day for the last 20 years I have gone to work with an updated task list which contains priority items that I want to try and accomplish that day. I can guarantee you only one thing…If you don’t try it you may never know the power that focus can bring to bear on your life. I am frequently asked what it takes to become more productive.

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4 Key Strategies for Becoming a More Powerful and Trusted Leader

Lead Change Blog

Power. What thoughts or feelings do you have when you think of power? Perhaps you picture an organizational chart where the boxes at the top are imbued with more power than those below. Or perhaps the word power conjures up feelings of nervousness, anxiety, or fear, based on negative experiences you’ve had in the past. In and of itself, power is amoral; it’s neither good nor bad. The way we use power is what determines its value.

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Staying Focused in a “Human Attention Power Grab” World

Leading in Context

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The Power of Being Directionally Correct

Leading Blog

It needs to be lead, not managed. Innovation is not a manageable process, but it is based on some beliefs and corresponding behaviors of which, he identifies twelve. I NNOVATION is messy. It’s rarely a straight line from here to there.

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When Position Power and Ethics Collide

Leading in Context

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3 Ways to Make Power a Good Thing

Lead Change Blog

I like to ask workshop participants where they got their power. Most people, however, say they don’t have any power, nor do they want any. Too often, we see those in high ranking positions use their power to control or for personal gain. Their actions turn us off, so we turn away from wanting to have power, seeing it as something negative or that corrupts. Making all these “mores” and “lesses” a reality requires using power. 3 ways to make power a good thing.

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Community Management

Lead Change Blog

One of the largest barriers in several organizations is that many managers still tend to think using hierarchical paradigms. Targets, management on result, and control remain the magic words. Roughly speaking, a network organization is about communities and community management, raising the question of how you build communities. Connector nodes involve people with informal power. Then the community managers. A network organization is resilient and sustainable.

4 Words to Help You Build a Powerful Team

Let's Grow Leaders

One question leads to a powerful team “David, I just don’t have time. Lynn was a midlevel manager in a mid-sized healthcare company. The post 4 Words to Help You Build a Powerful Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Powerful Questions for Your Business Strategy for 2021

Lead Change Blog

The Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness identifies what strategic thinking is, why it is necessary, what its components are, and how you might improve your strategic thinking skills. Powerful questions – for you and your business strategy in 2021 . All the great writers, however, distil their thinking into powerful questions. Here’s my amalgam of some of the most powerful I use with clients.

Tapping the Untapped Power of Power

Leadership Freak

Weak leaders struggle to gain power. Power is good, it gets things done. Power is bad when it’s used to abuse and manipulate others for selfish ends. You’ll go further with teams of powerful people. Those who never use power are doomed to be controlled [.]. Insecure leaders fear losing it. Essential: Who takes organizations further?

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3 incorrect notions about power

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Like love, power is one of those words rarely uttered in the workplace. And, when it is, those conversations happen in whispered tones, usually following a flagrant example of power gone wrong. A newly-promoted manager intoxicated [.]. Leadership Development Leadership personal development powerA CEO believing what leadership ethicist Terry Price defines as “something that’s wrong for others but OK for me.”

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Power Corrupts – How to Avoid Losing Your Leadership Soul

Let's Grow Leaders

Power Corrupts, But Does It Have to Corrupt You? A young manager approached us after a Winning Well workshop and asked, “I’m not sure I want to be a leader. The post Power Corrupts – How to Avoid Losing Your Leadership Soul appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. confident humility Winning Well accountability leadership management powerIt was a heartfelt question.

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The Power of Vulnerability

Leading Blog

Effectiveness in leadership is not about having all of the answers but not knowing and accessing the power of those you lead. In The Power of Vulnerability , Barry Kaplan and Jeffrey Manchester explain that the secret to unleashing the power of leaders, teams, and organizations, is through vulnerability. That’s your spot of safety, where your internal risk manager allows you to play.” H ANG UP THE CAPE.

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The Power of Patience in a Pandemic Pause

Lead Change Blog

Manage expectations. The post The Power of Patience in a Pandemic Pause appeared first on Lead Change. Personal Development waiting Adaptability Expectations flexibility patience productivity Time ManagementI admit it: I am a jack rabbit. I like to hop to it and get things done. Give me a project and I’ll start immediately just so I can get it off of my to do list. The problem is, sometimes in my haste, I make mistakes.

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Aim Higher: The Power of Focus

Skip Prichard

Where I have achieved anything of significance, I used the power of focus. The power of focus marshals a concentrated burst of energy in a direction that alters the current state and produces powerful results. Leaders direct attention and resources through the power of focus.

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The Seductive Power of the Status Quo

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Why do we have such a powerful negative reaction when we find out that we need to change? Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses of ethical responsibility ethical decision-making ethical leadership model ethics questions holistic ethics managing complexityThe status quo literally has a grip on us.

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The Power of Presence

Lead Change Blog

Have you ever heard of an “absentee leader” or manager? Management by walking around may seem outmoded in today’s world, but if done with the goal of connectivity to engage your people, it is still the most effective means to show presence and support.

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Balancing Management and Leadership: What’s Your Power Source?

The Practical Leader

Use position or persuasion power? Finding the right balance of management and leadership is a continuous challenge. Less effective managers use position power and get people doing things because they have to. Managers often hide behind rules and policies.

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Finding Your Power

Leadership Freak

Change Courage Fear Influence Insecurity Leading Managing Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher weaknesses compassionate leaders confident leaders dumb questions giant leaps Growth Leadership Development perfect solutions Power seeking solutionsFocusing on what others should have done is a powerless excuse maker’s paradise. Responses reflect values. Excuse maker and blamers value themselves above others.

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Your Leadership Power Is Contagious. Now What?

Lead from Within

A leader’s power is contagious. Here are the top ways you can use the power of your leadership to be a force for good for the people around you. The post Your Leadership Power Is Contagious.

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What is Referent Power?

The Center For Leadership Studies

Referent power is defined by trust. At this point, it has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt that people do not leave organizations per se; they leave the manager to whom they report at that organization. The post What is Referent Power? Blog Posts Power

WEBINAR: Powerful Requests 012

Tony Mayo

Powerful Requests. The post WEBINAR: Powerful Requests 012 appeared first on Tony Mayo. Communication, Conversation, & Confrontation For Business Owners For Executive Coaches Leadership Development Sales Techniques Team Manager Skills Videos & Podcasts Be Transitive Conflict Management Conversation For Executives How to Set Goals Leadership Leadership Skills Development Listening Making Meaning Management Organizational Leadership Transformation

The Most Powerful Leadership Question

Lead Change Blog

For leaders, living in questions instead of giving answers or having something to say is a powerful place to be. I have a number of favorite questions in my leadership that animate the future for those I ask, but the most powerful leadership questions are those I ask myself. The most powerful self-leadership question you can ask yourself is: What is life like for those I’m leading? You are a director or manager and the org chart says that a certain six people work for you. .

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049 Powerful Requests • PODCAST

Tony Mayo

Today’s podcast, “Powerful Requests” is the audio from a webinar presented by Tony Mayo, The Business Owner’s Executive Coach. Listen to this recording and then join us for Tuesdays with Tony at Twelve, a weekly, free webinar where you can explore powerful executive coaching tools and ask Tony about applying them in your life and career. […]. The post 049 Powerful Requests • PODCAST appeared first on Tony Mayo. Tony Mayo Executive Coach.

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How Women over 50 Increase Confidence and Power at Work

Skip Prichard

In her new book, Not Done Yet: How Women over 50 Regain Their Confidence and Claim Workplace Power , Bonnie Marcus shares how to navigate the challenges of the workplace while defying all of the assumptions. This is the power of our experience, the power of our age.”

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Nine Practices to Accelerate Your Learning Power

Lead Change Blog

In order to manage during this disorienting instability, leaders need to learn faster and better. Just how do leaders accelerate their learning power? Here are nine practices based on nine learning styles described in How You Learn Is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning To Transform Your Life , that you can use immediately to improve your learning—and leading– power: . The post Nine Practices to Accelerate Your Learning Power appeared first on Lead Change Group.

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Why Good Managers Need To Power Down

Tanveer Naseer

BlackBerrys, iPhones, Androids, iPads, and all their digital relatives are transforming our lives—for better and for worse, with profound implications for management. Although mobile computing can help managers cope with this vast amount of data, and the many demands on their time, it can also increase the chaos and cause them to miss nuances that could be gleaned from personal interactions. can manage others’ expectations.

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Why Good Managers Need To Power Down

Tanveer Naseer

BlackBerrys, iPhones, Androids, iPads, and all their digital relatives are transforming our lives—for better and for worse, with profound implications for management. Although mobile computing can help managers cope with this vast amount of data, and the many demands on their time, it can also increase the chaos and cause them to miss nuances that could be gleaned from personal interactions. can manage others’ expectations.

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4 Ways Servant Leaders Use Power

Leading with Trust

Power. What thoughts or feelings do you have when you think of power? Perhaps you picture an organizational chart where the boxes at the top are imbued with more power than those below. After my presentation, a participant approached me to discuss how servant leaders use power.

What is Expert Power?

The Center For Leadership Studies

Consider Expert power as the relative extent to which you have “been there … and done that!” When it comes to establishing Expert power, learning is one thing— doing is another! The post What is Expert Power? Blog Posts Power

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Understanding The Power Of Our Words

Tanveer Naseer

In his speech, “ The Power of Words ”, Qahtani shares a number of personal examples of how the words we use can have a dramatic impact on how others understand and view the relationships we have with them. You have the power to bring someone from the slums of life and make a successful person out of them, or destroy someone’s happiness using only your words. For Coach K, the secret stems from understanding the power of words used in his team’s game rituals.

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Never Underestimate The Power of Trust

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Trust is powerful. It is being recognized as a pivot point in business and a powerful catalyst for financial success. This updated Harvard Business review article connects trust with ROI and risk management: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization ethical leadership behavior positive leadership taking responsibility in leadership trust and leadership

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Power Does Not Equal Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Mike Rice had all the power in the Rutgers men’s basketball team. Mike Rice had all the power. In “ The Decision Maker “, I advocate that leaders should restrain their long-assumed power to empower others to make meaningful decisions. As you can probably imagine, the most skeptical responses I receive are usually from the bosses and managers themselves. Aren’t you just asking me to give up all my power?”

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How to Unlock the Hidden Power of Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Does the Power of Culture Propel or Punish Your Team? I fell backward off the side of a boat and descended into the Pacific Ocean where I was about to get an incredible (and frightening) experience about the power of culture. The post How to Unlock the Hidden Power of Culture appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication courageous cultures Podcast Winning Well Culture innovation leadership management

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Managing Up When You’re Down: The Power of POISE

Let's Grow Leaders

When the going gets tough, managing up gets tougher. The post Managing Up When You’re Down: The Power of POISE appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Authenticity Communication confidence grow your career courage downsizing fear human resources managing up managing your boss Scared stifles truth. Needs stay unsaid. Unfounded worries mushroom in the dark. Unquestioned assumptions breed false conclusions.

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The Surprising Power of Business Experiments

Skip Prichard

His new book, Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments , takes you through his research and best practices to show how to experiment and test before acting. For more information, see Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments.

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The Power of Soft

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Development [link] The term “soft” is often used when talking about those things that cannot be measured. Change Management Leadership Development Communication effective leadership effectiveness soft skills

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What is Legitimate Power?

The Center For Leadership Studies

Legitimate power in an organization is best defined by relative position. Legitimate power really boils down to your ability to: Drive Accountability: Are you in a position to hold others accountable for their actions (or lack thereof)? The post What is Legitimate Power?

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