Influencing People

Energizing People

Inspiring Personal Initiative and Risk Taking


"Every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, 'Make me feel important.'

If you can do that, you'll be a success not only in business but in life as well."  ~ Mary Kay Ash


25 Lessons from Jack Welch Leadership Energizing People Be a Winner The Power of Attitude Results-based Leadership

12 Effective Leadership Roles

B. Empower, Inspire, and Energize People

  1. Be enthusiastic; inspire and energize people; create a positive work environment... More

Jack Wekch: The 4Es of Leadership: Energy, Energize, Edge, Execution

Six Things that Are Necessary for Good Team Leadership

Source: "The Wisdom of Tears", John R.Katzenbach & Douglas K.Smith

  1. Keep the purpose, goals, and approach relevant and meaningful.

  2. Build commitment and confidence.

  3. Strengthen the mix and level of skills.

  4. Manage relationships with outsiders, including removing obstacles.

  5. Create opportunities for others.

  6. Do real work.

9 Roles of a Team Leader



IDEO's Innovation Practice Tips

  • Think "verbs", not "nouns" in your product and service offerings so that you create wonderful experiences for everyone who comes into contact with your company or brand... More

Growing Need for Energized People

To cope with today's rapid change, organizations need energized people. "Open-book management, employee empowerment, continuous improvement, participative management, and self-directed work teams are all concepts that seek to energize employees by making them a more integral part of the workplace."2

Energize Others

Use Your Creative Energy

Don't follow the market, lead it. Use your creative energy to energize others.

"Creative energy whispers 'edge energy', the next collective movement and direction. No one can touch the true country and white light of inspiration for a false goal. You can't dive into the deep-down, belly place of pure creativity while peeking over your shoulder to monitor the preferences of strangers," advises Tama J. Kieves, a carrier coach and the author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love.

10 Commandments of Innovation

Inspire your team. Inspire, empower and energize people... More

Inspirational Leader: 10 Roles

The Tao of Leadership

 Case in Point  General Electric: Work-Out

At its core, Work-Out is a very simple concept based on the premise that those closest to the work know it best. When the ideas of those people, irrespective of their functions and job titles, are solicited and turned immediately into action, an unstoppable wave of creativity, energy, and productivity is unleashed throughout the organization. At GE, Work-Out "Town Meetings" gave the corporation access to an unlimited resource of imagination and energy of its talented employees... More

Inspiring People: 4 Strategies

Inspiring Culture: 5 Elements

What Does Creativity Brings To Your Life?

Summary of the interview of Linda Dessau with 17 creative artists

  • Creativity brings happiness, energy and power. Creativity is energizing, revitalizing, uplifting and motivating. It gives you joy, the impetus to push further, and a sense of power. It helps re-ignite your passion for your work and excites you into courageous action... More

Values-Based Leadership

Put Values First

Values-based leadership is about ideas and values. It is about understanding the different and conflicting needs of followers, energizing followers to pursue a goal than they had thought possible. "In practical business terms, it is about creating conditions under which all followers can perform independently and effectively toward a single objective."3... More




  1. "1001 Ways to Energize Employees", Bob Nelson

  2. Foreword to "1001 Ways to Energize Employees", Jack Stack

  3. "Leading Change", James O'Toole