Don’t be afraid of personal power

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Business Politics Players – Influential Strength of Each Personal Power

Strategy Driven

Some personal power is organizationally bestowed. Yet the absolute degree of influence each power differs greatly, dependent on the value offered which is further influenced by the circumstances surrounding the power’s use.

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3 Ways to Own Your Personal Power in Business

Women on Business

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3 Ways Personal Branding Helps You Claim Your Personal Power

Women on Business

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Business Politics Players – Six Types of Personal Power

Strategy Driven

Personal powers are the mechanisms by which one influences the actions of others. These powers are bestowed by the institution (formal powers) and self-acquired (informal powers). Each personal power differs in its degree of impact.

The Personal Power of Your Voice

Coaching Tip

Surprising new research from the University of Texas suggests that people who often say "I" are less powerful and less sure of themselves than those who limit their use of the word. Frequent "I" users subconsciously believe they are subordinate to the person to whom they are talking.

Business Politics Players – Why Individuals Don’t Use Their Personal Power

Strategy Driven

Everyone possesses personal power to some degree but many chose not to use it. Commonly shrouded as a righteous choice to not play politics or a self protecting underestimation of one’s power, the primary reason for not exercising personal power is fear.

Business Politics Players – The Personal Power That Trumps All Others

Strategy Driven

Each of the six personal powers commands a level of influence relative to the value it creates. See StrategyDriven Business Politics Players – Influential Strength of Each Personal Power ) Yet one of these powers trumps all others regardless of the situation.

9 Leadership Lessons from Mom

Skip Prichard

Mom was an amazing person, beyond special, and she touched everyone she met. There was always room for one more person at the table. Personal power is more important than positional power. There is something powerful about connecting to forces greater than you.

Alone No Longer: Ten Years Later

Michael Lee Stallard

The experience of spending more time with my family and friends during that season of supporting Katie while she underwent treatment opened my eyes to the power of connection. Katie Stallard with daughters Elizabeth (left) and Sarah (right).

From Corporate Officer to Clown: Reinvent Yourself But Not Your Purpose

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Personal Effectiveness Glass ceiling Personal Power Reinvent YourselfThe first female officer of Stanley Black and Decker, a 150 year old manufacturing company, Barbara Bennett was among the first women in Fortune 500 companies to break through the glass ceiling in 1989.

Business Politics Practices – Manipulating the Intent

Strategy Driven

It is within this gray area of intent that one possessing legitimate positional authority can exert power for the furtherance of his or her objectives. ad hominem: Personal, Not Issue Attacks. Intent, like beauty, is held in the eye of the beholder.

How to Leave Your Job And Keep Your Dignity

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Personal Effectiveness Angeles Arrien career Honorable Closure Personal Mastery Personal Power Recently Annette Richmond asked me for some suggestions on how to quit your job for a Forbes article.

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Mindful Leadership

Coaching Tip

The leadership model offered in the writings and lives of the great leaders who inspired the world''s great wisdom traditions could be described as unity-based leadership, or non-personal power-based leadership. MINDFULNESS AT WORK: How to Avoid Stress, Achieve More and Enjoy Life " reveals how the practice of mindfulness can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives.

If Your Vision Is Only About Yourself, You Are Too Narrowly Focused

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

My friend and colleague Hank van der Merwe, author of the powerful new book Live on Purpose, reminded me of the importance of this principle. If your vision is only about yourself, you are too narrowly focused.

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Before you begin, pause…

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Attitudes and Mindset Personal PowerThis is a lovely week – the last week of the year. The darkest week of the year, here in the northern hemisphere. If we pay attention, we can’t help but pause. What does any great athlete do before they…. …. dive into the water. ….

Does Avoiding Office Politics Mean Abdicating Your Power and Responsibility?

The Idolbuster

But I failed to recognize that sometimes a Fox has power, and makes getting more power a priority. (In In unhealthy companies, politics is about ego, empire building, and gets very very personal. I was severly under-gunned when I was attacked by a powerful Fox.

What Does it Mean to “Be a Leader?”

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Leadership is not about being "in charge" or standing "at the front of the room" or "exercising personal power." Authentic ethical leadership flips that paradigm. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses complexity ethical leadership context ethical leadership development what is ethical leadership

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Personal Empowerment and Why It Matters


Blanca De La Rosa discusses how people can take control of their careers through personal empowerment. Take charge of your personal power. Today’s post is by Blanca De La Rosa, author of Empower Yourself for an Amazing Career (CLICK HERE to get your copy).

LeadershipNow 140: September 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Culture of conflict avoidance is powerful way to destroy an institution in rapidly changing times by @LisaBodell. What Personal Characteristics Do You Need To Become an Executive? Don’t be afraid of personal power by @thehrgoddess.

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The Toxic Habits That Will Make You a Bad Leader

Lead from Within

Sadly, too many leaders focus on personal power and self-serving goals. After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits.

Business Politics Practices – Creating a Power Position Environment

Strategy Driven

Successfully exercising personal power for political gain requires overcoming those who would oppose you. Winning these engagements, both strategic and tactical, becomes far easier when starting from a position of power.

7 Unconscious Leadership Fears That Keep You Small

The Empowered Buisness

2. Fear of (owning your) power. All leaders are powerful yet few know how powerful they really are. True personal power (or lack of it) determines whether you show up on the cause or effects side of your outcomes equation. 4. Fear of sharing your power.

Licensed To Lead – A New Perspective

Lead Change Blog

For one, we learn to handle our professional and personal concerns while helping others simultaneously. Leadership facilitates an increased self-esteem and feelings of personal power to affect a desired outcome of a situation or task. I love James Bond movies.

A Leadership Paradigm Shift

Coaching Tip

Ask” is the keyword both for the leader or technical follower as coach and for the person being coached. Instead of seeking personal power, they recognize the value of empowering others. The Old Paradigm: Personal Power to control and be served.

How to Recognize a Trustworthy Leader

Lead from Within

That kind of inspiration requires a trustworthy leader—one who treats leadership not as a source of personal power but as a channel for serving others. Blog Lead From Within Leadership Leadership Development Management Personal Development Workplace Lead from Within Success Trust

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What Messages are You Sending?

Great Leadership By Dan

An expert on authentic leadership, Kimberly Davis shares her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility, and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide; most notably, her program “OnStage Leadership.”

Deep Motivations, Not Competencies, Drive Leadership Performance

The Empowered Buisness

Power. In the context of MAPs assessment, the Power pattern reflects to what extent a leader wants to be in charge. High performing leaders score in the healthy range of Power – neither overly strong nor weak. What if….

Four Levels of Connection

Coaching Tip

The Power Level: how to harness your own personal power. People who connect well have a conscious and helpful relationship with their own power. They also play well with the power of others. They enjoy power rather than fear it.

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Will South Korea Become The Juggernaut That Brings Smart Living to You?

N2Growth Blog

which it describes as : “…a bold reinvention of its intelligent interface that’s even more ubiquitous, open and personal. Now, you will be able to check the weather, build shopping lists and order groceries with the power of your voice.

The 100 Percent Mentality: Removing Barriers to High Performance

Lead Change Blog

It will, however, increase your own personal power and, in the process, allow you to get more of what you truly want in life. As a coach, one of my fundamental beliefs is that most people have good intentions; they want to do the right thing. Invariably when I see others who repeatedly fail to produce desired results, it’s due to a systemic issue—it is a fundamental orientation that leads to some unproductive behaviors.

Creating a Strategy for Limitless Success

General Leadership

Conversely, Scott lost not only the race but lost his life and lives of every person he was leading. Commit to saying No if it will keep you moving forward…” Never Underestimate Your Personal Power. “ A goal without a plan is just a wish.”. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Do You Have the Courage to be Humble?

Lead Change Blog

He intended to give the employees personal power over their own careers and the business. They can model this behavior to employees by questioning their own assumptions and those of others, while not making it personal. Are you a leader trying to transition a command-and-control hierarchy to a culture of employee empowerment and organizational learning?

The Art of Switching Between Leadership Styles

Coaching Tip

As the workforce rapidly grows more multicultural, younger and more female, businesses are feeling the effects of "the power gap"--the growing distance between front-line managers from different backgrounds. What is THE POWER GAP? The Personal Power of Your Voice.

Get Your 12 Free Change Management Templates!

Change Starts Here

Personal Power Inventory. Next month, I’m relaunching the Irresistible Change Guide change management toolkit in a new format with several new templates and even more e-templates. As part of that launch, I’m changing the bonus people get when they subscribe to my newsletter: 12 free change management templates! That’s one PDF template per month for the next 12 months. It’s like a free template-of-the-month club!

Four Levels of Connection

Coaching Tip

The Power Level: how to harness your own personal power. People who connect well have a conscious and helpful relationship with their own power. They also play well with the power of others. They enjoy power rather than fear it.

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Unleashing Your Leadership Presence …

The Empowered Buisness

Yet her commanding presence was so powerful, 30 years later, that memory is still vivid in my mind. I own it.” It also meant pausing before I spoke … as I stood centered and grounded on the stage … connecting silently with every single person in the audience. Even Before You Speak.

Give Your Employees a Knife

Lead Change Blog

The Power of “Giving the Knife”. Servant connotes power over; partner connotes power with. How do partner-leaders carry out their “in charge” positions without power and authority being the medium of exchange? Empowerment is the process of releasing employee power.

New Webinar Series: Design & Influence Irresistible Change™

Change Starts Here

Leverage your personal power and develop the skills to make an impact with both individuals and groups. $75. The path to implementing change in an organization isn’t always smooth. Obstacles along the way prevent the change from happening.

Five Focus Areas for Implementing Change Without Getting Stuck

Change Starts Here

Sharpen Your Influence: Leverage your personal power and develop the skills to make an impact with both individuals and groups. Leverage your personal power and develop the skills to make an impact with both individuals and groups. $75.

What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

Your weekend personality is usually the best indicator. With this information organizations can harness different personalities to innovate in a dynamic and effective manner. type Shoya Zichy personality innovation styles

The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women: A Portable Life Coach for Creative Women Gail McMeekin Conari Press (2011) How to discover your unique gifts, claim your personal power, and help others to do so Gail McMeekin devotes a separate chapter to each of the 12 “secrets” and, in fact, none is a secret.

How To Disrupt the Tech World

Mills Scofield

Vivek and Farai have curated a collection of personal, powerful, inspiring, encouraging, disruptive, and challenging stories of women who grabbed the status quo by the horns. What is your image of an inventor or innovator? A man alone in a lab?

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