What Does Power Mean to You?
Power means many different things to different people. For some, power is seen as corrupt. For others, the more power they have, the more successful they feel. For even others, power is of no interest at all.
The five bases of power were identified by John French and Bertram Raven in the early 1960’s through a study they had conducted on power in leadership roles. The study showed how different types of power affected one’s leadership ability and success in a leadership role.
Power and Authority
Leadership within organizations is only attainable through the combination and use of power and authority. As discussed by John Kotter (1985, p.86) “power is the ability to influence others to get things done, while authority is the formal rights that come to a person who occupies a particular position, since power does not necessarily accompany a position.” Problems sometimes arise when power is imposed without the backing of...
According to Peter Drucker, the man who is often credited with inventing modern business management writing 39 books on the subject.
One of my favorite business quotes is "If you can't measure it, you can't improve it."
We know it's nearly impossible to know whether you've met your weight loss goal without first getting on the scale and pulling out a measuring tape. This allows you to acknowledge your phases of improvement.
This is a follow up segment to my 01.15.2019 article titled, "10 Things to Consider When Showing Up for a Booked Event. Read it HERE.
Prior to driving to Jacksonville, Florida from Georgia last week, I thought through the 10 things I should consider in order to be successful at this book selling event.
BACKGROUND: I was invited to serve as a Featured Author in the Literary Lounge at a conference sponsored by the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,'s Statewide conference. The conference attendees were members who resided in the...
As I pack my car for this weekend's Featured Author event, I wondered if I had considered everything that could make this a successful and worthwhile trip.
Booking a conference or meeting venue can create a bit of anxiety, especially the first time. In anticipation of being asked to present at hundreds of potential conference venues over the next few years, I put together 10 Things to Consider When Showing Up for a Booked Event.
The list of things to take into consideration are not in order of priority nor is this an exhaustive list of every single concept or relevant topic.
Focus on bringing value for the reason you were invited to participate. In order words stay in your lane. Ensure you are familiar with the overall mission and objective of the event. Determine where you fit and then show up and show out.
Take some time to document relevant tasks that you must accomplish in three different...
It's time for a reset. If the national statistics are correct, on average we are eating and drinking about 150 pounds of sugar a year. We tend to eat mindlessly and hurriedly as we rush through our busy lives. The food industry offers larger portion sizes filled with more sugar and salt then a few decades ago. The sugar is added to improve the overall taste of the food and the salt is added to ensure the food last during transport from the fields and factories to the grocery stores and restaurants.
Most sugary foods are a poor source of vitamins and minerals, which are essential for a healthy metabolism and normal body function. During a sugar detox plan, you will...
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I'm grateful that my back, butt, gut, and mind are all stronger than they were this time last year. I'm grateful for an active life, working limbs, and just enough excitement during this Thanksgiving season. I'm learning to take it all in and clear my calendar from the many itty bitty activities to the experiences that give me life.
I'm grateful that my favorite teenager is finding his footing. I love him from my soul even though he's as hard headed as a box of rocks. I count among my gazillion blessings that of being Ryan's mom as the tip top of the top top! #winning
I grateful for the opportunities that are presenting themselves to us.
November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I fighting at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). The day became known as “Armistice Day.” In 1954, Congress passed the bill that President Eisenhower signed proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day.
As a reminder, Veterans Day is day set aside to honor men and women who served in one of the branches of the US Armed Forces during both peacetime and in times of war or military conflicts. We honor men and women in every military specialty to include those who deployed to a foreign country as well as the men and women who remained stateside during their time of service. I'm grateful for every single veteran, whether they served for 30 days or 30 plus years. The point is they are part of the less than one percent of our great nation who has served and each one is indeed a military veteran.
The Armed Forces includes all five branches;...
I keep learning and growing with the help of amazing people who cross my path. I love the fact that I retired from the greatest Army on the planet because now I find that I am becoming more of myself.
I remain unapologetic about my thoughts on learning and winning. I do not believe we lose, I believe we simply learn from our experiences. In the year 2017, I learned a lot about myself and others.
Lynn reinforced what I had already known; people are more alike than different. We met in the dental clinic waiting room and talked as if we had known one other for years. As a result of meeting Lynn, I was invited to serve as the Memorial Day Speaker for the City of Senoia, GA. I'm grateful to have met such a wonderful person.
American television host and political commentator. Most nights I watch The Rachel Maddow Show to get caught up on the...
Lila Holley, the visionary founder of the Camouflaged Sisters platform led a panel discussion with a two of her co-authors of her latest anthology.
Lila Holley is a combat veteran and retired US Army Warrant Officer. She is a multiple award-winning, Amazon best selling visionary author behind Camouflaged Sisters book series. In her books, Lila partners with other courageous military women and women veterans to share their stories of success in the military despite facing challenges along their journey.
She has published four books with 70 coauthors and announced the release of the upcoming leadership project for Camouflaged Sisters with Angela M. Odom and Deia Aubrey during the Military Author & Book Expo in San Antonio, TX.
Click below to listen as Angela M. Odom, a retired US Army colonel and Command Sergeant Major Deia Aubrey share their perspective on the importance of collaborating on a leadership...