Tuesday, July 28, 2015

You have the pow-ah!

How did the most powerful people in your organization get that way, asks Art Petty in Government Executive, June 16, 2015.

They got stuff done and engaged the skills and energy of others to do it.

No backs stabbed--just that.

First, they aligned their priorities with those of the bosses. If they didn't know the bosses' goals, they asked.

They connected their networks to bring into play the best people they knew. You can't stay within your silo--you need to spread.

If there are things that need to be done between set silos or depts, try to do those.

Look for opportunities to jump in.

Shine the spotlight on others when you can.

This is the light side of power--not the dark side.

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