Let’s say you’ve recognized that you want to be an influencer in your job, either to move ahead or avoid falling behind....

In the last post, you were vying to develop a new company service. Despite your and Sarah’s best efforts, Mike positioned himself as the only one to do it.  You were not influential....

Power—The Hidden Engine at Work As I mentioned in a previous post, there are at least five undercurrents in organizations. Power is an important one. Here’s an example of how it’s used at work. Power at work Your company manufactures greeting cards. You are meeting with your boss Galen and your peer managers. Galen is a nice guy but to your mind, too much under the influence of Mike, one of your peers.   Galen: Alicia [Galen’s boss] want...

Is it better to make the decisions yourself? Well, depends on what you mean by ‘better.’ Faster? Yes. More efficient? Yes. More effective? Hmm—maybe not....

You, of course, never do this. You are totally objective and above all such pettiness....

Power—The Hidden Engine at Work
Power for Employees / June 22, 2020

Power—The Hidden Engine at Work As I mentioned in a previous post, there are at least five undercurrents in organizations. Power is an important one. Here’s an example of how it’s used at work. Power at work Your company manufactures greeting cards. You are meeting with your boss Galen and your peer managers. Galen is a nice guy but to your mind, too much under the influence of Mike, one of your peers.   Galen: Alicia [Galen’s ...