Tag: power

The Heart Of Leadership Is Power

September 24, 2013 2 Comments
The Heart Of Leadership Is Power

Influence is an important concept. Whenever I hear the word influence, I immediately think power. We cannot lead without power. The process of leadership simply does not work without the exercise of power. You must use some type of power to influence people to get them to move toward change that matters. Power is the […]

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Good Bosses Assume They Are Clueless

February 29, 2012 6 Comments
Good Bosses Assume They Are Clueless

Bob Sutton’s book Good Boss, Bad Boss, is out in paperback. If you don’t own the book yet, now would be a great time to buy it and start chewing on Bob’s evidence-based advice. I reviewed the book here back in July of 2010, and Bob was gracious enough to answer a few questions I […]

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Strong Meekness: An Undervalued Virtue Of Leadership

August 21, 2011 30 Comments
Strong Meekness: An Undervalued Virtue Of Leadership

Is meekness a desirable quality in a leader? I’m trying to wrap my brain around that question, and the hard part is defining what meekness is and what it is not. This question is void of meaning unless you recognize leadership as an influence relationship. Leadership arises from the dynamic interaction of two or more […]

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Book Review: Humilitas

August 14, 2011 0 Comments
Book Review: Humilitas

I purchased “Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership,” by John Dickson after hearing him speak at the Global Leadership Summit. Most leaders will never hear about this book, but all who do should consider reading it. It has too much fat for my taste, but the meat is exceptional. Dickson defines humility […]

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