How Are You Using Your Power?

The measure of a man is what he does with power. This statement was made by Pittacus of Mytiline, Greek Statesman and sage. What feelings do you have when you think about power? Do you hold the view as Lord Acton did when he insightfully observed that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely? DoContinue reading “How Are You Using Your Power?”

Insults Don’t Motivate

I once had a boss who thought it was OK to hurl insults at me across the room; shout out directives; curse and belittle. This was how he encouraged me. It didn’t work. There are countless stories about Joe Jackson – dad of the famous Jackson 5 – which of course included the infamous MichaelContinue reading “Insults Don’t Motivate”

Holding a POSITION of Leadership is not the same thing as BEING a Good Leader

*This article was also published in my weekly column in the Trinidad and Tobago Business Newsday Jan 9 2014 A couple weeks ago I wrote a column titled *Why Outside the Box Thinking has Led to Inside the Box Stagnation.* Here’s an excerpt that will lay the foundation for today’s column: Over the past decade,Continue reading “Holding a POSITION of Leadership is not the same thing as BEING a Good Leader”