Power is one of the hardest things to overcome. I know because in my own professional development I’ve struggled with the need to have power. Over the last few years as my mentality of leadership and management has changed, so has my desire for power. However, our human nature still desires power. It’s the reason why people of power lie, cheat, and steal, so they can maintain being on top. It’s one of the instrumental challenges we face as leaders of any size organization. You probably still have managers within your organization that struggle with their need to come across as powerful and uses tactics to show their power within the organization.
Don’t get me wrong. An individual’s confidence and ability to speak their mind is completely different than being on a complete power trip. We want leaders within an organization to be outspoken and take stances on subjects opposed to sitting quietly and allowing things to just happen. It’s how we interact with your fellow co-workers and your employees that determine what kind of leader you are and whether or not you’re a power-hungry individual looking to show your wrath in order to look powerful. Read the Post Understanding the Paradigm Shift in Organizational Structures