An essential mindset for achieving your goals and contributing to the goals of others is recognizing and appreciating your power at work.
I’ve witnessed many amazing transformations as individuals altered their mindset related to power, explored their points of power, and proactively created positive change.
This transformation begins by recognizing an important truth about power: not realizing our own points of power may be one of our greatest assumed constraints.
When I talk to people about power at work, they often tell me they don’t really have any power. That’s because they think about power through a very narrow focus on position power—having the title or authority to make certain decisions such as to hire or fire, to go or no-go, or to establish budgets.
But position power is only one of five types of power we all have at work. The others are:
Task power—having control over…
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