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Knowledge is Power – A Killer of your Business

Posted: April 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Knowledge is Power

Hi and welcome to another thoughts on leadership.  This one is entitled “Knowledge is Power, a Killer of Your Business.”  Yes, I’m still finding in organizations the attitude that knowledge is power, and it doesn’t matter if it’s from the top of the organization or somewhere down.  I’ll tell you where it most commonly is; it’s among those who are the least effective in your organization.  There’s a thought for you!  Look around some of your managers.  Look at yourself in the mirror.  Think about that point.  Are you the person who thinks knowledge is power?  I need to know; if I know something they don’t know that makes me more powerful than everybody else?  Hey, do you know something?  That can be a killer in an organization.   Think about the effect that has on other people.  How it demoralizes them.  How it under rates them.  How it keeps them in a position where they’re never sure what they’re doing.  And of course, for the person that does it it’s a safety net!  Because if everything goes wrong its ‘well you see’, and they use it to defend themselves.  So it’s not a good situation to have in an organization. Read the rest of this entry »

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