Daddy, Where Does Power Come From?

Given some of the messes we humans get ourselves into, it strikes me as critical that we learn to use power well.  To do that we need to first understand how power works and where it comes from.

Do you know what supports you to feel powerful or empowered and what leaves you feeling diminished?  In previous posts I’ve consider ways that individuals can build their sense of personal power and managers can empower their staff in their roles.  However these ideas are but a humble beginning when it comes to understanding power in society and the workplace.

One of the most valuable frameworks for understanding power is offered by Dr Arnold Mindell in his text ‘Sitting In The Fire’.  Let’s take a closer look at the sources of power he identifies…

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