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If your boss is a jerk, there might be a scientific reason for it. A new study suggests feeling powerful dampens the part of the brain that helps us connect with others.
nearly all men can stand adversity but if you want to test a man's character, give him power ~ Abraham Lincoln
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Etude intéressante, mais à nuancer.
Not surprising but still needs more exploration by authentic leaders, the key is that one can overpower the tendency to quelsh empathy in their roles. But it is not easy nor is it often truly understood.
"Whether you're with a team at work [or] your family dinner, all of that hinges on how we adapt our behaviors to the behaviors of other people, and power takes a bite out of that ability, which is too bad."
A powerful statement. How can we keep focused on connecting to others so we don't become less empathetic?
Your employees might have you pegged, but how well do you know yourself?
know thyself! ... an interesting guide for leadership self-reflection based on your beliefs about motivating people
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Our words are like a bell that has been rung. Once the words are spoken, they cannot be unspoken. Once the bell has rung, the ringing resonates in our soul long after the bell is again still.
are you words true? kind? helpful? necessary? ... choose wisely and speak with care
Our words are more powerful than anything. We can choose words that develop or destroy a person. When we build up one another, we reward ourselves with stronger relationships. The next time you need to correct another’s actions, remember to be careful with those words.
So very true and yet so many people and particularly in business, owners and managers, use words without thinking about their long term effect on the receiver
Old notions of change management no longer work because it is not assets we need to leverage, but networks.
are you prepared for (further) disruption? ; )
Organizations are increasingly looking to develop leaders who are good coaches—and to create a broader culture of coaching that can accelerate positive business impacts.
good businesses invest in coaching for leaders ... great businesses invest in coaching leaders to coach themselves and others