Most people think power falls on leadership; and leaders do in fact have power, but only because it is given to them. Power really rests with those who follow. This is because followers always...
You're Invited...the New Leadership Power
I don't know anyone who doesn't like to receive an invitation (except for maybe one to an IRS audit). Invitations are just fun, but they also evoke a deep emotional response in us as receivers. When we receive an invitation we psychologically hear an implied message of, "I want to be with you...You're one of the few on my list...You're important to me...I like you," and that lights up a critical part of our brain.
The power this message has in people, runs deeper than most recognize because it connects to one of our deepest needs, the need to belong. History is full of people saying yes to something they wouldn't have otherwise considered simply because the desire to "be part of" is so intense. So receiving an invitation carries a lot of weight; but have you ever considered the power of an invitation from the side of the sender?...
4 Steps to Squelching Stress
In my line of work, I have countless conversations with people about how well their lives are working, and one of the most frequent topics I encounter is stress. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have some at some point, myself included. The question is what we do about it. While there are lots of opinions and suggestions, I want to address this from a bit of a different angle, connecting a few dots along the way.
First of all, let me point out that it doesn’t matter if our stress is actual or simply perceived. It’s still stress, it feels very real, and it has far-reaching consequences. For example, studies reveal when we even perceive we are under stress...,