RELEASED OCTOBER 13, 2020
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A recent article with Small Business Today Magazine focuses on the personal power of a CEO. With company climate impacting nearly 1/3 of financial results, any leader looking to increase the financial impact of their company has a unique power they must tap into. Learn more about the value of a CEO’s personal power in the article
My chapter on Leadership/Team explores “The Power of a Leader”, which I feel is very relevant today to help create powerful leadership change.
The subject of power is a touchy area for most CEOs. This domain is infrequently discussed and rarely understood in the context of leadership effectiveness. To have a CEO identify and own his or her power, to understand how it impacts others and be able to use it effectively, is a worthy task. “Power” is laden with deep beliefs, labels, misperceptions, and conditioned responses. So let’s bore a little deeper.
The critical insight I am conveying is this: It is not about identifying the dominant bucket in this power repertoire, although this is useful, but the lack of self and social awareness one has about their own personal power. As a leader, you could remedy this. Look inside yourself. Give time to insight and self-reflection. Your organization either sees and feels your influence or it doesn’t, and if it does, what does it see and feel? How do you impact people with your personal power? Where do you need to move the needle, behaviorally? From what to what?