How are you using the power you have (for good or evil)? Yes, we all have power just through our relationships between colleagues, family, and friends. Thereby, it can be a bit tricky. According to Deborah Gruenfeld, we need to embrace and own our power, even if we are uncomfortable with it. Deb is a social psychologist and the author of Acting with Power. She shares with Kevin that there are levels of power and it is a responsibility that is yours. Often there are negative connotations with power, however, when you look at it in action, force is rarely used. People want to help you, so you will help them. When you have control over another’s outcomes you need to think about the interests you are serving; be the person other people hope you will be.
In this episode, Deborah talks about
- Confidence and power.
- Power in the remote context.
- Positional power.
Ask yourself: Are you confident? Are you making someone else feel confident?
Leave your answer in the comments below.
This episode is brought to you by…
From Manager to Remarkable Leader, Kevin’s Flagship workshop based on his proven leadership model.
Additional Leadership Resources
- Book Recommendations:
- Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow
- Acting with Power: Why We Are More Powerful Than We Believe by Deborah Gruenfeld
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