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 of Bad

Leading Blog

John Tierney and Roy Baumeister (the first researcher to identify the negativity effect) describe the phenomenon well in The Power of Bad : We’re devastated by a word of criticism but unmoved by a shower of praise.

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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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From Power to Power and Glory to Glory

Joseph Lalonde

One of the most disturbing rhythms in cardiology is called Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), an erratic and irregular heart rhythm that poses multiple problems from fatigue to strokes.

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Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Leading Blog

Too many, and you will dilute the power of each and every one. “We R ETHINKING can cause uncertainty. Make us uncomfortable. Feel uneasy. It can threaten our identities.

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The Power of Mother-Leader

Leadership Freak

If leadership is influence, mother is the first… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth PowerI’ve been asking people to complete this sentence. “My My mom is reflected in my life when I ….” (You You can add a bit of explanation.)

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The Power of Focus

N2Growth Blog

Focus has always been a powerful characteristic that has served me well in all leadership roles alike. 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. The post The Power of Focus appeared first on The Executive Hub | N2Growth. Management Productivity CEO Focus Mike Myatt N2growth the power of focus top CEOI am frequently asked what it takes to become more productive.

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The Power of Focus

N2Growth Blog

Focus has always been a powerful characteristic that has served me well in all leadership roles alike. 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. The post The Power of Focus appeared first on N2Growth. Management Productivity Mike Myatt N2Growth CEO Focus the power of focus top CEOI am frequently asked what it takes to become more productive.

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Power in the Face of Disruption

Leadership Freak

A diet of doom and gloom is… Continue reading → Complaints Leading Marks of leaders Power Leadership DevelopmentThe difference between wannabe leaders and actual leaders is focus. I’ve been asking leaders, “What would make this week just a little better than last week?”

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The Power of Being Directionally Correct

Leading Blog

The power of being directionally correct is in knowing you are headed in the right direction without stalling out over, is it right. I NNOVATION is messy. It’s rarely a straight line from here to there. When doing something new, it’s rare that you know exactly how it is going to turn out.

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The Power of a Naked Leader

Lead Change Blog

There was no giant desk or nameplate or other symbols of power. Command presence is not about control; it’s about connection; it’s not about power; it is about poise. The post The Power of a Naked Leader appeared first on Lead Change. I recently did a Zoom interview with the CEO of a high-tech company who directly or indirectly reminded me several times during our thirty-minute interview that he was the CEO.

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When Position Power and Ethics Collide

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Our responsibilities as a citizen, worker, leader, family member, and friend require us to choose ethics over loyalty. Yet, when we do, it can surprise people. Maybe that's because it is not the easiest path to take.

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The Power Of Leadership Coaching With Nature

Lead Change Blog

This year’s events have clearly highlighted the power of community and how when everyone pulls together amazing things can happen. The post The Power Of Leadership Coaching With Nature appeared first on Lead Change. Given the challenging times that we have all been through this year now more than ever, people need to be able to get out into nature and learn to reconnect with themselves.

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5 Powerful Amplifiers of Influence

Leadership Freak

The channel of compliance is power. The channel of influence is relationship. The people around us seep into our lives. I asked people to finish a sentence like, “My mom is reflected in… Continue reading → Influence Leadership Development leadership success

The Power Of Self-Reflection

Joseph Lalonde

In this book, Michelle writes […] The post The Power Of Self-Reflection appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. If you could go back in time and communicate with yourself, what would you tell your younger self? Michelle Hoverson had this idea and acted on it.

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The Power of Asking Questions: 7 Ways Questions are More Powerful Than Answers

RapidStart Leadership

How can asking questions be more powerful than answering them? But if we’re playing the Shell Answer Man all day, we miss … The Power of Asking Questions: 7 Ways Questions are More Powerful Than Answers Read More ». The post The Power of Asking Questions: 7 Ways Questions are More Powerful Than Answers appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. In the effort to demonstrate our worthiness to lead, often we find ourselves in a hurry to provide answers.

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The Power of Choice

Lead Change Blog

The post The Power of Choice appeared first on Lead Change. Life is a matter of choices. We are making choices every day at every single step. Right from the time we wake up, to the time we hit the sack at night. Some of these are so routine we do not even stop to think about the choice we make. For instance, the choice of what we eat and what we wear, the route we take to our office, etc.

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The Most Powerful Words You Hear

Leadership Freak

Your inner voice is more powerful than external voices. People may notice your strengths, but until your inner voice agrees, you reject affirmations. Words aren’t magic, but they are rudders.

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The Power of Adapting

Leadership Freak

You might like to think that humankind should adapt to God, but Christmas is God adapting to humankind. Adapting overcomes distance and allows connection. Mutual adapting: Relationship requires mutual adapting. Teams thrive when… Continue reading → Marks of leaders

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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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The Power of Commitment

Kevin Eikenberry

Few would argue the power of commitment, but few have thought about it deeply. And unfortunately, even fewer access this power as consistently as they could. But today I take a step back to explore the great power of […].

Powerful Questions for Your Business Strategy for 2021

Lead Change Blog

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. It has worked for me for over forty years, but, as I said earlier, we need more thinking first; hence the powerful questions. The post Powerful Questions for Your Business Strategy for 2021 appeared first on Lead Change.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Power Rangers

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Whenever I hear Go go Power Rangers I’m instantly transported back to my youth. Those few words remind me of heading home from school and turning on the TV to watch the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. I’d sit glued to the TV screen while 5 rangers battled the evil monsters Rita Repulsa would unleash upon the Power Rangers and Angel Grove. Now, we get to see the Power Rangers reimagined. CAUTION: Power Rangers spoilers below.

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How to Expand Power

Leadership Freak

When leaders control followers, followers lose power. Control is a zero sum game until leaders use their power to expand the power of others. Two choices for the disempowered: Disempowered people have two basic… Continue reading → Personal Growth Power Leadership Development organizational success

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In Praise of Power

Leadership Freak

Coercive power offends. But, power isn’t a dirty word, with it you get things done. Without power, nothing gets done. Power is the ability to change things. Power and position often come together; higher position usually equals more power. Using power associated with [.]. Saying, “I’m the boss,” indicates you’ve lost influence and resorted to intimidation.

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12 Powerful Ways to Make People Feel Powerful

Leadership Freak

Lousy leaders feel powerful by making others feel powerless. You can’t grasp power and give it at the same time. Leaders who fear losing power are afraid to make others feel powerful. 3 things… Continue reading → Leading Marks of leaders Success Taking others higher Leadership organizational success Power

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The Power Of Your Why

Joseph Lalonde

There is something powerful in knowing your why. Many people witnessed this at the recent 123rd running of the Boston […] The post The Power Of Your Why appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. This is the reason you’re doing what you’re doing. Whether this is why you lead, why you married your high school sweetheart, or why you continue to serve in ministry. Your why will help push you further and farther than you ever believed possible.

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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. H ANG UP THE CAPE.

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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. The post 4 Words to Help You Build a Powerful Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. There’s so much to do that some days I just want to give up!”

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The Most Powerful Motivator for Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

He […] The post The Most Powerful Motivator for Leaders appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. A few words from the prophet Azariah motivated King Asa of Judah to up his leadership performance. The same exhortation can motivate anyone in leadership today too.

The Power of Observation

Kevin Eikenberry

While the first statement is helpful, the full statement makes the power of observation far clearer. When we use the power of observation intentionally and effectively, […]. The post The Power of Observation appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Coaching & Developing Others Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development leadership observation Louis Pasteur observation observation skills power of observation

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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. 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.” A newly-promoted manager intoxicated [.].

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The 5 Powers of Shared Commitment

Leadership Freak

A leader who refuses to call for shared commitment embraces pointless turmoil. An inability to create shared commitments propels you toward frantic mediocrity. The doorway to meaningful achievement swings on the hinges of… Continue reading → Commitment Decisions

How to Gain Power when you Feel Powerless

Leadership Freak

Abuse gives power a bad name, but you need power to get things done. How to gain… Continue reading → Change Power Strengths Success Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational successMany emails I receive concern frustration caused by feeling powerless. Something’s wrong and change seems unlikely.

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The Power of the Break

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Power of the Break appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Remember recess? Swinging happily on swings, monkeying around on the monkey bars, or zooming down slides… As kids, this was an important part of the day.

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Harnessing The Power Of Expectations

Joseph Lalonde

However, there was a power behind our expectations. The power of our expectations was able to get us out of bed early. How can you harness the power of expectation today? These are all ways you can harness the power of expectation in your life today. The post Harnessing The Power Of Expectations appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Personal Development expecations moving on power T hink back to Christmas day and the expectations you had.

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The Power of Empathy – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this video, I am talking about the power of empathy. But in order to understand the power, we need to know the definition. The post The Power of Empathy – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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The 6 Powers of Healthy Self-Doubt

Leadership Freak

Unchallenged self-belief produces intolerance. The problem of unchallenged self-belief is seen in arrogant politicians, interventionist news media, and over-confident leaders. In complicated situations and turbulent times, the person with easy answers is an… Continue reading → Decisions Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth Solutions arrogance humility leadership challenge tough calls tough choices

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Discovering The Power Of Reinventing Yourself In A New Year

Joseph Lalonde

We resolve to […] The post Discovering The Power Of Reinventing Yourself In A New Year appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Self-Improvement change power reinventionThe start of a new year offers you the illusion of something special. A new start. A fresh start. While there’s nothing different on January 1st than on July 7th (other than it’s Pam’s birthday), we tend to take special actions at the beginning of a new year. We set New Year Resolutions.

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Finding Real Leadership Power

Leadership Freak

Humility is real power, arrogance façade. Author Book Notes Feedback Humility Influence Leading Power Teams Trust arrogance Leadership Leadership Development organizational success15 Ways to be an arrogant leader: Rush. Important” people don’t have enough time. Look serious. The more important you are the more serious you look. Detach. Arrogance comes from detachment.” Henry Mintzberg. Take calls or text during meetings. Now we know you’re important. Ooooo! Act like you [.].

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12 Requirements for Powerful Empowerment

Leadership Freak

Permission-askers don’t feel powerful. Power hungry leaders create disempowering cultures. Do the people around you feel powerful? Empowerment… Continue reading → Courage Failure Marks of leaders Power Success Taking others higher Culture Empowerment Growth Leadership Development organizational success Permission-giving keeps people in line and subservient. The person giving permission is the person in control.

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The Problem of Power

Leadership Freak

The more powerful you are the more serious your expression. Powerful people don’t smile. The “un” of powerful leaders: Unconnected. Humility Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Power Taking others higher feet on the ground Growth Leadership Development organizational success pleasantness top brassImage of one of our grandsons. I call it the Rule of the Serious Face. Some organizations coach top leaders not to smile. It’s true!

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What is Referent Power?

The Center For Leadership Studies

Referent power is defined by trust. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for building a base of Referent power: It Takes a Long Time to Earn … and no Time to Burn: There is no predetermined timeline for establishing trust, respect and credibility with others. Blog Posts Power