By Harry Petsanis and Donna McCance To reflect the true meaning of the word "empowerment," it should be called “impowerment,” which we define as “I am power.” “Impowerment” is intrinsic, an ability that comes from within an individual to take control of their own life. “Impowerment” is the belief that you have in who you are and what you’re capable of doing. It’s strength and confidence that doesn’t come from anyone or anything externally. It’s your internal foundation tha
By Harry Petsanis and Donna McCance EXCUSES When you give an excuse, you are giving a reason to absolve yourself from a fault by justifying your behavior with lies to shift blame from yourself. A reason is defined as an explanation, however, excuses expand beyond reasons to include lies to defend. Many times people will mask their excuses and call them reasons. Excuses and Explanations “I don’t want to do it” versus. “I can’t do it because…” Excuses are intertwined with expla
By Harry Petsanis and Donna McCance “Mindset for leadership begins by understanding that every person has the mindset to be a leader. Leadership isn’t steering other people in the direction you want them to go. It’s allowing them the space and freedom to lead themselves.” -Harry Petsanis Leadership People attribute leadership to personal qualities and if you don’t have those qualities, then you’re not defined as a leader. Adjectives should not be used to define leadership.
By Harry Petsanis and Donna McCance Conformity Conformity means to be in compliance with rules, laws and standards. When we conform, we adapt our beliefs so we align with the beliefs of a group. Sometimes people conform to fulfill their desire for acceptance, approval, and feelings of belonging to a group. Other times people conform because they fear reprisal, punishment, and humiliation from the disapproval of not being like everyone else. There are times when people make