It’s Always a Leadership Issue: Trickle Down vs. Bottom Up

Whether we describe them as “caring” or “ineffective” or “compassionate” or “strong” or “weak” or “just awful,” all leaders are in the position of deciding the fate of POWER and ENTITLEMENT in our organizations and communities.

Let me give you a couple of definitions that work for me:

POWER: The ability to act.  The force to get something done.

ENTITLEMENT: A guarantee offered by the community you are in that tells you you, just by the nature of being you, are part of that community.  I like to think of it as a “Welcome Home” sign at the front of the door. Continue reading