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!