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. Once you make the decision to tolerate it, you get a sense of mastery, and eventually, the fear loses its power over you, and the panic attacks don’t come anymore.”. The advantage of penalties is that they are “so powerful that you often don’t have to use them.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Project Power

Joseph Lalonde

Project Power is a unique Netflix original movie. Your power could be incredible, or it could be deadly. The theme isn’t the only thing that is powerful […]. The premise is that a drug is being manufactured and distributed that gives users superpowers for 5 minutes.

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 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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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 post The Power of Commitment appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. I’ve written about this before, urging leaders to strive to build the commitment of their teams.

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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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.

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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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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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. It gives children the chance to socialize, burn off some much needed energy and re-focus so they are better equipped to learn throughout the day. Not surprisingly, these are […].

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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 [.].

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. Out of her idea was birthed the book Mentoring Moments With Myself: Letters To My Younger Self About Life, Faith, Love, And Leadership.

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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. 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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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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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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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

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 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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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 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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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 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? Have you ever seen something from two different angles and seen something entirely different? Have you ever looked back a situation a day, or a week (or longer) later, and noticed something […].

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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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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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How Hints, Expectations, and the Power of Suggestion Influence Others

Leadership Freak

The power of suggestion might kill you. The Smithsonian Magazine reports an individual who attempted suicide using placebo tablets. The pills could not harm him. He experienced dangerously low blood pressure and required… Continue reading → Leading

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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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)? And even if you don’t want to attend the event, doesn’t the invitation feel good and perhaps […].

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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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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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Why Purpose Matters: The 7 Powers of Purpose

Leadership Freak

The 7 powers of purpose: Grit. A leader without purpose is lost in a world of opportunity. A leader with purpose has reason to fight through adversity. “If If we possess our why of… Continue reading → Purpose

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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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Power Corrupts – How to Avoid Losing Your Leadership Soul

Let's Grow Leaders

Power Corrupts, But Does It Have to Corrupt You? 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. A young manager approached us after a Winning Well workshop and asked, “I’m not sure I want to be a leader. I keep seeing people get promoted – they […].

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