Category Archives: Power

After Your Trust Has Been Broken – 5 Ways to Avoid a Victim Mentality

Having someone break your trust is a painful and inevitable fact of life. There will be a number of situations during your lifetime where people will let you down, whether it’s something as innocent and unintentional as forgetting a lunch … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Forgiveness, Power, Relationships, Repairing Trust, Trust | 8 Comments

4 Principles for Using Your Leadership Power

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” ~ Lord Acton Power accompanies leadership. No matter how lofty or humble your title, whether you manage 3 people or 3,000, if you lead … Continue reading

Posted in Leadership, Power, Servant Leadership | 25 Comments

How NOT to Lead – Six Lessons from Breaking Bad’s Walter White

I’m a fan of the television show Breaking Bad. If you’re not familiar with it, the show chronicles the transformation of Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) from a mild-mannered, milquetoast high-school chemistry teacher who “breaks bad” and turns into … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Connectedness, Ethics, Greed, Honesty, Integrity, Leadership, Narcissism, Power, Toxic Leadership, Trust | 10 Comments

Riding Against The Wind – 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Lead Alone

The wind was against me and I was struggling to make headway. A stronger rider passed on my left and I figured I would try to draft behind him to see if I could take advantage of him cutting through … Continue reading

Posted in Leadership, Power, Relationships, Responsibility, Servant Leadership, Sports, Success | 17 Comments

Six Ways You’re a Workplace Bully Without Even Realizing It

Bullying has been on primetime display this week as basketball coach Mike Rice was fired from his head coaching job at Rutgers after a leaked practice video showed him pushing, grabbing, throwing balls at players, and cursing them with gay … Continue reading

Posted in Bullying, Ego, Emotions, Fear, Integrity, Leadership, Management, Power, Relationships, Self-Control, Sports, Toxic Leadership, Trust Busters | 18 Comments