Achievement drive is comprised of multiple kinds of drive and power for results. It is important to be aware of personal power that leads to accomplishments. Team centered leader demonstrates the right use of our own personal power. It is important not to overuse power as you go through the stages of reaching goals for maximum success.
Power comes when we are willing to make mistakes and to be responsible for them, to learn from them, and to correct them. The challenge of every leader is the right use of power. If we fully express who we are, we are said to be “full of power” or “powerful”. Power is a human resource that is often equated with the use of energy or the empowerment of self and others. When we demonstrate our power, no one can tell us what can’t be done.
We are freed from patterns of self-diminishment and are less likely to accept other people’s perceptions of what we can and cannot do. We all possess our own personal power, duplicated nowhere else on the planet. No two individuals carry the same combination of talents or challenges; therefore, when we compare ourselves to others, this is a sign that we do not believe in our own internal power. This affects not only ourselves, but extends into all those we come into contact with.
Three Universal Powers: Research has shown that universally there are three kinds of power; power of presence, power of communication, and power of position.
Power of Presence:
The power of presence means we are able to bring all four intelligences forward; mental, emotional, spiritual and physical.
Power of Communication:
Skillful communication means we have aligned content, timing and context with clear sending and passive and active listening.
Power of Position:
A leader is someone who demonstrates the willingness to take a stand. This is the capacity to let others know where we stand, where we don’t stand, what we stand for, and how we stand up for ourselves.
• Does my team refer to me as being “highly motivated?”
• I think more about results than I do processes.
• I am more goal-oriented than process-oriented.
• “Results are what count,” describes my motivation.
• I am able to expend whatever level of energy I need
in order to achieve my goals.
• I feel that high goal-achievement is possible for me.
• I challenge myself by setting goals that lead me to high
levels of achievement.
• I constantly read self-improvement material that might
help me learn to reach higher goals.
• I associate with people who are reaching the high level
of goals I’d like to reach.
• I model the level of achievement drive that I want people
around me to adapt.