Are you responsible for influencing others — as a leader, teacher, coach, parent, friend, etc?  What allows you to do so, what gets in your way?

There are many forms of power; position provides a certain authority.  Expertise provides another (note the link between “author” and “authority”).  One of the most important forms of power comes from relationships — and it’s driven by emotion.  Here’s a brief video:

How are you using power now? Are you taking it? Giving it away? How can you be more effective by applying emotional intelligence? Share your comments below!

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Joshua Freedman

Joshua is one of the world’s preeminent experts on developing emotional intelligence to create positive change. With warmth and authenticity, he translates leading-edge science into practical, applicable terms that improve the quality of relationships to unlock enduring success. Joshua leads the world’s largest network of emotional intelligence practitioners and researchers.
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