Boss Setting You Up to Fail? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am a VP at a global real estate development company. About a year ago there was a big reorganization. One of my peers was made an EVP and is now my boss. As peers we had a friendly, if competitive, relationship. We did okay together in the new relationship for awhile—until I…

Is Your Leadership Power Helping or Hurting?

If you are a manager, supervisor, or an executive at any level, I think you’ll find the latest research on leadership power relevant to your job, the people you lead, and the results you seek. Consider this story shared by a woman in a workshop I was teaching on motivation. While taking her normal elevator…

4 Principles for Using Your Power as a Leader

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” ~ Lord Acton Power accompanies leadership. No matter how lofty or humble your title, whether you manage 3 people or 3,000, if you lead a girl scout troop or you’re the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, you will…