Power vs Empathy

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Empathy Loses: Studies have shown that participants raised in wealth or positions of power showed fewer neurological markers for compassion. The studies demonstrated that a person arbitrarily appointed as the “boss” started taking advantage of his new role within 30-minutes. In his book, The Power Paradox, Dacher Keltner likened these effects of power to “a form of brain damage, leading …

King and a bunch of Pawns

Control, Power, and Leadership

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

In a previous post, we spoke about control and developing leaders. We stated that “Control isn’t control until you give it away.” If you are running a large organization or even a small “one person shop,” you will find it advantageous to have others thinking about new ways of doing things. We want suppliers, associates, affiliates and employees to get …