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Leadership Power: A Creative Or Corrosive Force

"Nearly all men can stand adversity but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." – Abraham Lincoln.

Power is an indispensable leadership tool - the way leaders use it is often among their most defining marks. Used well, it becomes a creative force. Used poorly, it becomes corrosive. Assignments, promotions, dismissals, staff meetings, corrections and encouragements are just a few of the many expressions of leadership power. While poor leaders often use it to bully and intimidate, the best use it to unlock the potential of the people they lead. Learning how to use power well in the interests of the team, its mission and its people is essential to effective leadership.

During this powerful half-day workshop we examine the way the most effective leaders use their positional authority.

Workshop Overview:

  • Power and character
  • Authority and influence: two variations on power
  • Control and delegation
  • Keys to effective delegation
  • The benefits of a loose grip
  • Situational leadership
  • Three facets of team life the leader must protect with power
  • The power of a leader's expectations


December 2017

Lead Like Scrooge

At this time of year it seems fitting to turn to Dickens with A Christmas Carol for some seasonal leadership inspiration. Let's see what we can learn from one of literature's most well known bosses – Ebenezer Scrooge.  Read More »


The off-site leadership development you have been waiting for and the ideal addition to your leadership curriculum. These affordable and highly acclaimed 1/2 day workshops will equip the members of your leadership team with the practical skills they need to build team performance. Check out the course offerings for Winter 2016 here.   Learn More »


"In 2007 following the acquisition of the Osprey Newspaper organization, Sun Media's newly formed Senior Leadership team saw a significant need for Leadership Development. As we began to look for a business partner it quickly became apparent that Dan Gaynor was the logical choice. Dan's ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner creates an environment of open and frank dialogue which is critical to the learning experience. Dan draws on his own personal experience from a wide variety of Senior Management roles to present content in a practical and non-theoretical manner. Over 400 leaders attended Dan's sessions. The feedback and comments from the participants has been nothing short of extraordinary. To a person they have commented that they enjoyed the sessions and were able to take what they learned and apply it quickly and effectively."
– Chris Krygiel, VP People and Leadership, Sun Media Corporation.