Monday, August 07, 2006

Power: Possession of Controlling Influence

Power can be defined as possession of controlling influence. Is that leadership? And is that one and the same with power?

Or can power be the death of true leadership when defined as above?

I’ve been tossing this around a great deal. Leaders inspire others to greatness and to achieve their level of excellence. People in the position of controlling influence, or power, don’t necessarily lead….they can be destroying innovation, creativity and energy, one controlling, powerful decision at a time.

So how does one make sure they don’t abuse their position of power and continue to be true leaders?

I’d love your comments and insights on this.

Donna Karlin

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