Power…

Power shareThe true definition of power is possession of control, authority or influence over others. In having power what influence does it have over leadership style? Can it have both a positive as well as a negative effect. If you observe someone who holds a position of power you may get the impression that in order to have power you need to be forceful, aggressive and dominant. Isn’t power more about bringing our talents and voice to the world without stepping on others. Can we use our power over people to havePower sharing them in turn create support for others that surround them. Some psychologists believe it is a question of moving from an I-centric outlook to more of a we-centric way of thinking. In this way using your power of influence to encourage a collaborative effort instead of a competitive one. It would seem that instead of fearing someone in power more people would recognize a position of Power handspower as one who is making a significant contribution to the greater good. Wouldn’t it be appropriate if respect was reserved for the person of power because that individual possesses positive attributes. Power can have a wonderful effect on others if it is accompanied by positive energy, endurance, empathy, humor and charm. The end goal offering guidance in an attempt to motivate others.