Our Biggest Bargaining Chip

I was at a rehearsal recently where a performer was berated, embarrassed, and made to feel ashamed to the point of tears. All in the name of “questionable professionalism”. 

Now, I’m all for professionalism and accountability. 

But here’s the thing…

Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less. And while the accuser may have gotten to flex his muscles and puff himself up in the name of “professionalism”, he lost a great deal of influence that day. 

Do not give up your influence unnecessarily. Protect your influence with all you’ve got. It’s often our biggest bargaining chip.


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