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Leadership and the Responsible Use of Power

Shoe Steeping on Man The most effective leaders appear to exhibit a degree of versatility and flexibility that enables them to adapt their behavior to the changing and contradictory demands made on them. (

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You Are Not Your Position

338px-Jacques-Louis_David_-_The_Emperor_Napoleon_in_His_Study_at_the_Tuileries_-_Google_Art_ProjectIf you know everything there is to know then you can take a pass on this post and move on to so

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Six Enablers to Building Organizational Change Adaptability



Have you had enough?

Of change that is.

As 86 year-old American poet and author Maya Angelou once said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

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The Payoff from Sharing Power

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Sometimes we’re reading something. Anything: a magazine, a book or an online article. And then we have what I’ll call a brain fart. An idea pops into our mind, only to stay there for a while, waiting to be exploited, beckoning us in increasing urgency to check it out before it disappears for eternity.

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Get Unstuck by Being a Smart Leader Leading Smart Teams



The leadership print space is full of books, with a never-ending supply hitting the bookshelves, not to forget digital readers. So it’s always a pleasure to find a gem in the rough, considering that much of the recent literature is repetitive.

Meet Roger Schwarz, an established leadership presence.

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"I am Spartacus!" The difference between Power and Leadership

I love this scene from the movie Spartacus. Lawrence Olivier's Crassus has the power over life and death. But, who's the real leader here? You can tell from the look on Olivier's face that he knows it isn't and never will be him. I guess he should have thought laterally: Kirk Douglas is the only one NOT shouting 'I am Spartacus'. Learning point? There are people with power in your organization. That's often confused with leadership. The two are very different.

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Are You Worthy of Being a Leader?

Are you into power?

Does holding authority over others give you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction?

Before you answer these two questions take a moment to reflect. Be honest with yourself.

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Power With Vs. Power Over: Where Do YOU Stand?

PowerDo you like to be told what to do, to be given orders without being allowed the opportunity to contribute your ideas?


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The Leader Who Had No Title

I have just finished reading Robin Sharma’s book ‘The Leader Who Had No Title’.    If you only read one more book this year then could I most humbly suggest that perhaps you consider this book?  

Thought provoking, empowering, transformational and inspiring springs to mind.