If we want to have influence and impact in our careers and make a meaningful difference in the workplace, the bottom line is we need to have some degree of power. But what is power anyway? And how do we get comfortable cultivating it for ourselves?
Having spent years in the C-suites of hundreds of organizations, the most common narrative I hear is that many people simply don’t want power. We’ve all seen people with tremendous power who use it in dangerous and destructive ways, and we’ve been fed the idea of power being distasteful, or that it corrupts people who have it. But the truth is even if you have a great title or degree, or are competent and skillful at your job, without power, your voice won’t count for much.
Join me today as I start you on a journey of getting comfortable with and growing your power. You’ll discover why power is a skill set you can grow, and how to get unstuck from the confusing signals we hear about power so you can instead embrace it and come to a deeper, more nuanced understanding of what it truly is.
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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
- The conflicting thoughts and ideas floating around about what power means and looks like.
- Why power is a skill set you can acquire and grow.
- How having power is less about command and control, and more about creation.
- The parallels between electricity and power in the workplace.
- 3 things to consider if you want to grow your power.
- How to get comfortable with and cultivate your own power.
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- We’re celebrating the launch of the podcast here by giving away AirPods Pros to five lucky listeners who follow, rate, and review the show. Find out how you can enter here!
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