a stream flowing through the forest in autumn
close up of a cascading waterfall

Walking the Birks of Aberfeldy recently, I was struck by the power of the waterfalls, their speed, strength and beauty.

It got me thinking about the people I meet who tell me they have ‘no’ or ‘little’ power.

There’s a lot more to power than age or seniority. We could have expert power, based on our specialist skills and knowledge. We may possess network power, the ability to widely connect with others to build stronger relationships. Then there is reverent power, where others seek our views, advice or simply use us as a reliable sounding board.

These three powers exist regardless of status. Think about your expertise, your network and what people ask you about. With effort and purpose, these powers can be developed.

Have a powerful weekend and consider which source of power you want to develop first.

close up of a silky waterfall

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By Paul Tran

Paul Tran helps people think and do things differently through training, facilitation, coaching writing and music. He enjoys spending time in nature, on beaches and mountains.