Do You Really Need Charisma to Lead?

Charisma

Not everyone has the charismatic superhero personality that captivates a room, and attracts followers like metal filings to a magnet.  For the many of us who may be a little short on vitamin C (charisma), are we doomed to permanent follower-ship while the outgoing back-slappers take over the world?  I’d say don’t give up hope.  […]

What is Referent Power and How do I Get Some?

Referent Power

How can referent power make me a better leader? Did you know that Nike pays Michael Jordan $50-60 million a year to sell shoes?  Wanna know why?  Two words:  Referent Power.  Take a likeable, successful person, have them endorse a product, and suddenly sales go up.  Why?  Because people identify with that person, maybe want […]