In the first installment of this article on organizational culture, we looked at the power culture, the role culture plays and how to gain influence in each. Today we move to the final two cultures of Charles Handy’s seminal model: task culture and people culture.
If you’ve seen the recent pictures of the hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico, you realize that water has immense power. It rushes everywhere and subsumes everything under its wake.
You might think that real power in business comes from simply owning a business. But as a businesswoman who’s got the hang of my daily routine, I’ll tell you: real power in business comes from the ability to say NO!
Regardless if you agree with him politically or share his methods, Donald Trump is a king of leaders. The picture he conjures is one of enormity peppered with multiple successes and failures. Can you lead like that?
It’s important that you take the time to get to know what others in your industry or even company are doing in order to be better aware of the conditions around you and find success at work.
When you’re at the top of your game, it can be really hard to keep your feet on the ground and remain level-headed.Here are 10 fun ways to know when you've become too arrogant at work..
You’re hard wired to do what’s best for you in most situations; all you need to do is learn to follow your gut instincts. Animals do it day in and day out and it works fairly well for them. They do what comes naturally and typically they do more than stay alive; they thrive!
It’s no secret that management egos get out of control and suddenly, the power they were trusted with is being misused. They behave in ways that disregard the common good. They become intoxicated by their power. This may seem like an over dramatization, but this happens all too frequently in the corporate world when they begin believing the rules that apply to the rest of us don't apply to them. So how do you avoid being corrupted by power?
There's nothing negative about gaining more power, as long as you use it correctly. How are you using yours?