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When Power Players flex their power muscles, the impact and impression they leave is positive. Often it’s more than positive: it’s joyful.
Their definition of power is to use it for good. The hidden charm of this is that is fosters such an enormous amount of goodwill among people that when the Power Player makes a grand decision or big move, the people around them are more likely to trust in their judgment.
This is the payoff of positive power. It doesn’t come with a lot of suspicion and resistance. It comes with blind faith and lots of action.
Think about the men and women who’ve practiced positive power: JFK, Martin Luther King, Oprah Winfrey. People around them want to trust them and tend to leave their cynicism at the door.
It’s a fantastic lesson. Learn from it.