What The Best Leaders Know About Power

Do you remember the first time people looked to you to make a big decision or asked for approval before moving forward? That was power, and chances are, you liked it, wanted more of it, and even started looking for additional opportunities to exercise it.  

There is nothing inherently wrong with power. Some say it’s a fundamental tool used by great leaders. However, nothing will cause a leader’s demise more than falling in love with power. It can be a dangerous distraction from the most critical job of a leader today, elevating others.

Take Chris, a Division VP at an established manufacturing company, for example. When he was first promoted to Vice President, he didn’t care who had the power or how much he possessed. Instead, he was so excited about the opportunity to impact the lives of 100 people positively. 

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