I finally realized something late in my career: as you get more senior, influential, and are listened to….
You have power.
That concept was uncomfortable for me. It seemed presumptuous, egotistical. But, here’s what power can mean: the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events.
You don’t need to be the most senior person in the organization to have power. You can have power at any level. So how do you use it? [Read more…]