What Does Power Mean to You?
Power means many different things to different people. For some, power is seen as corrupt. For others, the more power they have, the more successful they feel. For even others, power is of no interest at all.
The five bases of power were identified by John French and Bertram Raven in the early 1960’s through a study they had conducted on power in leadership roles. The study showed how different types of power affected one’s leadership ability and success in a leadership role.
Power and Authority
Leadership within organizations is only attainable through the combination and use of power and authority. As discussed by John Kotter (1985, p.86) “power is the ability to influence others to get things done, while authority is the formal rights that come to a person who occupies a particular position, since power does not necessarily accompany a position.” Problems sometimes arise when power is imposed without the backing of...
Lila Holley, the visionary founder of the Camouflaged Sisters platform led a panel discussion with a two of her co-authors of her latest anthology.
Lila Holley is a combat veteran and retired US Army Warrant Officer. She is a multiple award-winning, Amazon best selling visionary author behind Camouflaged Sisters book series. In her books, Lila partners with other courageous military women and women veterans to share their stories of success in the military despite facing challenges along their journey.
She has published four books with 70 coauthors and announced the release of the upcoming leadership project for Camouflaged Sisters with Angela M. Odom and Deia Aubrey during the Military Author & Book Expo in San Antonio, TX.
Click below to listen as Angela M. Odom, a retired US Army colonel and Command Sergeant Major Deia Aubrey share their perspective on the importance of collaborating on a leadership...
John Robert Lewis is an American politician and is a prominent civil rights leader. He is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, serving since 1987, and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation.
Afterwards, he patiently posed for pictures with various groups of people; including kids, teachers, members of the military, senior citizens, elected officials, and others. It was inspiring to observe how John Lewis engaged with so many diverse people and seemed to make everyone around him feel special.
He simply inspires you to be great by sharing his personal story of triump, perserverance and integrity.
I was fortunate to be able to take a photo with my Congressman.
When Congressman Lewis posed with some members of the military, I shared with The...