Sunday, November 3, 2013

Soft power


We read a lot about "soft power", but not in the PMBOK. It's not a power paradigm of PMI.
Soft power is a concept developed by Joseph Nye of Harvard University to describe the ability to attract and co-opt rather than coerce, use force or give money as a means of persuasion (Wikipedia)
Attract and co-opt rather than buy your way in... what a concept! And, cheaper.

What does it take to put such an idea into practice? In a word: Leadership!

What's the word cloud for leadership? Here's one list:

Demanding
Supportive
Consistent
Positive
Inclusive
Compassionate
Transparent
Committed
Authentic
Quick
Focused
Authentic
Courageous
Empathic
Timely
 

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