The Last Word

The Last Word

Leaders often settle for control when they could have influence. Mind you, control in leadership is not a bad thing—in fact, in many situations it’s vital. But it’s only one approach. One of the most common ways that the control vs. influence question...
You’re Always On

You’re Always On

I’ve seen numerous definitions and descriptions of leadership over the years (my favorites, incidentally, include “influence” in the definition). But of all the ways leadership is perceived and defined, there’s one aspect of leadership that is often...
You Can’t Drive in a Why(t) Out

You Can’t Drive in a Why(t) Out

Not long ago I had a frightening experience on my drive home from work. I was in the left of three lanes on I-4 east of Tampa. As is typical for rush-hour interstate traffic, all the lanes were full and drivers were enduring the 80 mile-per-hour caravan home. Suddenly...

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