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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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5 Powerful Strategies that Strengthen Teams

Leadership Freak

Discouraged people have hearts like water and knees like butter. The ability to rise is about you, not the challenge. 7 causes of discouragement: Hard work with no or slow progress. Disappointed expectation.… … Continue reading → engagement

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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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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Your Leadership Power is Contagious

Skip Prichard

The minute we have awareness of our impact, our contagiousness, and what’s happening, we have power to “own it,” choose, and direct it. With great power comes great response-ability. Awareness is power. Awareness is power – I’m so grateful for this.

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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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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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5 Powerful Benefits Of Becoming A More Confident Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The question is […] The post 5 Powerful Benefits Of Becoming A More Confident Leader appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. EVERY person is a leader in some capacity or context: in your family, in situations at work or school, in your community… in virtually every sphere of life.

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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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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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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 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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How to Stop the Destructive Power of Sarcasm at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

The post How to Stop the Destructive Power of Sarcasm at Work appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. An audience member asked us recently, “Can you talk about the danger of sarcasm? Our VP uses it all the time it ruins presentations, derails meetings, and shuts people down.”

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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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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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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 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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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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The Power in Vulnerability

Great Leadership By Dan

I learned about the power of vulnerability years earlier. When I took over as president of a $12 billion unit at AT&T—overseeing 10,000 employees and a huge budget—I thought I had all the power I needed to succeed. In turn, it boosted the impact and power of my team.

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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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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.

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The Four Powers of Courageous Leaders

Leadership Freak

Courageous leadership is the power to: #1. The courage of leadership is seldom seen and never understood by those who choose safety over adventure. Real courage is a decision made without fanfare.

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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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7 Powers of Vulnerability

Leadership Freak

Patrick Lencioni said, “I don’t think a leader can be too vulnerable.” It still freaks me out. But the ability to connect, influence, and inspire requires vulnerability. If others play it safe, lack… Continue reading → vulnerability Leadership Development

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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.

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Confidence – Power and Proof of Confidence – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In today’s video, I’m giving you actual proof about the power of confidence. The post Confidence – Power and Proof of Confidence – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Five Surprising Truths about Presenting Powerfully

Kevin Eikenberry

The post Five Surprising Truths about Presenting Powerfully appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. If you are a leader, you present ideas, projects, and plans to groups.

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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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Five Powers of Encouragement

Kevin Eikenberry

While the experience, scope and overall skill of these leaders varied widely, one of the lessons I received from this process was a reminder of and deepening appreciation for the power of encouragement.

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How to Move the Agenda Forward and Make People Feel Powerful

Leadership Freak

Power encourages blabbing. The leader who talks the most has the most power. Who has the power?… The person at the top tends to monopolize time, ask fewer questions, and frequently interrupt. … Continue reading → Leading

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