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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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.

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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 […].

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.

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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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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 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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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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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

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 ».

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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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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. H ANG UP THE CAPE.

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The Power of Consciously Changing Your Perspective

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Power of Consciously Changing Your Perspective appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. As helpful as the maps app on your phone can be, have you ever been frustrated how the routes sometimes make no sense?

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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. Now, we get to see the Power Rangers reimagined.

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Try This Powerful, Simple Technique to Improve Your Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

The post Try This Powerful, Simple Technique to Improve Your Leadership appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. One of the best ways to improve your leadership is to reflect on how it feels to be led.

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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.

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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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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

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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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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Powerful Leadership Invitations

Kevin Eikenberry

The post Powerful Leadership Invitations appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Think about it. Would you rather be invited to an event, or be demanded to attend? If you want to go to the event, doesn’t the demand change that at least a little bit, (and maybe a lot)?

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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.

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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.

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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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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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The Power of Presence

Lead Change Blog

Have you ever heard of an “absentee leader” or manager?

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The Power of Gratitude

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Self Leadership [link] “There is great wisdom in the idea that “we become what we think about most of the time.” ” The human brain is a goal-seeking, problem-solving machine, and the things we think about, focus on, and worry about inevitably shape our destiny.

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The Power of Trust – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I could simply tell you that trust is powerful and as a leader, you would likely very quickly agree with that statement. But to make my point even stronger, I am going to give three very specific reasons WHY trust is so powerful.

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The Power Of A Leader

Lead Change Blog

I saw my boss’s words more from the negative perspective: a bad boss has the power to make a person’s life exceedingly miserable. Two years ago today, I stood in my kitchen talking to a few team members via video call on GoToMeeting. My home phone rang.

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The Power Of Vulnerability

Joseph Lalonde

There’s power in vulnerability. Continue Reading… The post The Power Of Vulnerability appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. No one likes to be seen as weak. Or even vulnerable. We try to hide any sign that we might not be where we need to be.

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Leadership Power: Grabbed or Granted?

Kevin Eikenberry

It is hard to deny the connection between leadership and power. Leaders have and can create power, and they can do it in a variety of ways. And yet power and leadership are strange bedfellows […]. Building Relationships Influence Leadership Learning compliance power

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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.

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A Powerful Definition of Power

Kevin Eikenberry

Influence Leadership Learning Quotations Brooke Astor power quotationI love today’s quotation (more on that later), but here is the back story to my selection today. While the quotations on which I base these Friday posts sometimes come from something I’ve recently read, often the quotations I select come from my files and database – and that is the case today. When I [.].

Six Questions To Improve The Power Of Your Message

Lead Change Blog

Consider the power of words in your message. Words when combined are powerful tools for inspiring, uplifting, enlightening, informing, motivating, and describing any number of situations. Recently my son decided that he wanted to change a class in his junior high schedule.

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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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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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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.

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 Patience in a Pandemic Pause

Lead Change Blog

The post The Power of Patience in a Pandemic Pause appeared first on Lead Change. I 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. I admit that I have no tolerance for voicemail doom loops. I have been known to bang a phone against the desk and scream, “give me a real person!”

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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 Momentum

Kevin Eikenberry

Tweet it out: Remember the power of momentum – as we […]. The post The Power of Momentum appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Effective leaders not only create action, they also sustain it.

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