The following behaviors demonstrate power leaks.
- Not asking for help – Asking for help indicates strength, confidence and courage. You create an opportunity to develop another by letting him/her do something for you and attempt to problem solve with you.
- Not Speaking Up – People begin to overlook you for career opportunities or project work. Speaking up indicates your engagement in what you are doing.
- You don’t ask questions. – When you ask questions, you invite others in and send the message that you value what others think.
When you demonstrate confidence in yourself, and you promote yourself by demonstrating a vested interest in what you are doing.
Marie-Helene Sakowski, Business Change and Transition Specialist, email@example.com