Defining Power: How Much Do You Empower Others?

Defining Power: How Much Do You Empower Others?

What is power? Having full control of everything around you? Being able to change things? How would you define power? A good thing, a bad thing, something that can be used for good and bad? I define power as the ability to transform and gain the support of those you...
Empowerment Life Lessons

Empowerment Life Lessons

When I was a child, I noticed how my mother wasn’t empowered to develop her full potential. Her parents made the choice to invest in their only son for education, even though my mother was older and highly intelligent. Granted, they could probably not have afforded to...
How to Practice Power

How to Practice Power

Get your assertiveness on! A number of years ago when I was working in a large corporate, I received feedback from my manager that I had a “low tolerance for incompetence.” Interestingly, this is was not given as a piece of positive feedback, but rather it was a...
“Productivity” and Other Lies They Tell Us

“Productivity” and Other Lies They Tell Us

I used to think that when I was busy I was automatically being productive. Then I worked three jobs simultaneously and I learned that there is an enormous difference. More importantly I learned a few shortcuts on how to actually be productive, the value of...