July 18, 2007

Personal Power = Organization Power

Your computer is an extremely powerful tool. It saves you time, makes you money, expands your creativity, gives you access to global communication.

What happens to your day if just as you’re sitting down to your computer, the power goes out?

How long would it take you to shift into Flintstone mode and get the day started the old fashioned way, with a paper planner and a phone book? How long would it take you to find files, bill clients and organize schedules?

The computer is an incredible system, but it needs power to operate.

Business and personal systems need power to operate as well. I don’t even bother to count the solicitations I receive weekly for new systems to promote my business, improve my business, grow my bottom line, and generate more sales. There are plenty of great business success systems available, however…

No system is going to work without power, and in business, the power supply is human!

The input energy of any organization comes from the people in that organization; all the people. The more power invested in each member of an organization, the greater the energy resource available to power and operate an effective system. When any member of the organization lacks the power to function effectively and efficiently in his role, the organization’s power is diminished.

Would you bother to study or implement any new business system without sufficient energy to make it work? Have you ever tried to do just that? Most of us in business have made this mistake at one time or another. This usually happens when only a few players are vested in the success of a particular system. There’s simply not enough human energy to make the system work.

For any system to succeed, every individual operating that system has got to be vested. Current research shows that more than ever, individuals are energized by personal power. Want to energize a successful system? Energize the individuals who ultimate implement the system.

The secret to energizing anybody is to provide opportunity for each person to cultivate, express and benefit from personal power.

Let me know your thoughts…

Next time we’ll talk about some specific ways to help each individual in your organization develop personal power; then we’ll explore how personal power amplifies the power of the organization.

Thanks to Carl Natale and MaineToday.com for the opportunity to share the Dynamic Components of Personal Power with all of you. I welcome your thoughts, pro and con. Through respectful debate the Dynamic Components will grow and always be…Dynamic!

Posted by Jim Bouchard at 12:52 PM

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Amen, to all you’ve stated. Commitment, desire, focus; all those translate into the human energy you’ve described. All too often our goals are minimized by that person or group of individuals who sit on the sidelines and simply don’t try or worse, sit there and talk about why “it’s not gonna’ work” or “can’t be done”. Speak negatively, get negative results. If you think you can’t do it, you’re right!

Posted by Joe
July 19, 2007 04:04 PM

Joe,

I appreciate your thoughts.

Everyone, everyone can take action. To take action people must believe that their thoughts and actions have the potential to produce positive results.

They've got feel they have some power and control over their lives!

Obviously you're a person with positive energy. Please share your positivity with others; the more positivity we all share, the more potential we realize together!

Thanks for your thoughts.

Jim

Posted by Jim
July 20, 2007 12:23 PM

This is so true what you've said. When you empower people, the result is much better than you could have achieved on your own. Each person brings knowledge, ability, and skills that are unique to that person. Without everyone contributing, the end result is less than it could be.

Posted by Bill
July 20, 2007 05:37 PM

Bill,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

To paraphrase Rudyard Kipling: The power of the pack is the wolf; and the power of the wolf is the pack.

Of course, it's up to each individual to accept the responsibility of opportunity. To be most effective, an organization needs to share power with its members. To be successful, each individual needs to accept this power and use it for his or her own benefit, and the benefit of others.

Thanks for taking the time to write in.

Jim

Posted by Jim
July 21, 2007 10:58 AM

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