009: What are your sources of power?

by | May 28, 2015

The philosopher Plato said, “The measure of a man is what he does with power.”

The legendary motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said, “Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared, but only men of character are trusted.”

Trust and the appropriate use of power go hand in hand.

In this podcast of the Spirit of Leading, I explore power, the sources of power that we have to draw from, and why the right use of power is so important to building trust in relationships and organizations.

Power is the ability to cause things to happen. The quicker one can make things happen, the more power. The bigger the change, the more power required.

  • Position power
  • Referent power
  • Expertise power
  • Celebrity power
  • Personal power