I have the POWER!

William Henry Harrison (1773-1841)

But I don’t abuse it.

Do you have someone on your team who has been given the responsibility in an area where they have no business being in the first place? Let’s hope not.

It kinda goes along with putting the inmates in charge of the asylum. Not necessarily the best move.

As business leaders, it is a huge responsibility to give the power to the right person. Given too much or too early, it can bring everything crashing down.

“There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.”
William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States (1841)

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7 Responses to I have the POWER!

  1. Jeff Noel says:

    Unlimited power. Through Him all things are possible. Do you mean like that kind of power?

    • David says:

      Actually no, Jeff. I was referring to the kind of power bestowed by man upon man. The kind of power that can be corrupted and abused.

      The kind that comes from above can also be abused, but I’ve read the back of the book and He wins. 🙂

      • Jeff Noel says:

        Are you referring to the power to serve others before self? The power between humility and selfishness?

        • David says:

          Originally, I was referring to authority. That might be a better word than power. But your questions fit the situation perfectly.

  2. craig says:

    I do have experience with someone in your first scenario.
    It wasn’t pleasant at the time. But it was an incredible learning experience!

    • David says:

      Hopefully it was a learning experience for everyone involved. When you say that it wasn’t pleasant at the time, does that mean it turned out okay?

      • craig says:

        Actually, it was one of the reasons that I moved on, professionally. However, I would never have been where I am now, had I not moved on.
        In terms of people treatment – I wouldn’t say it changed me, as I had dealt with some like that before. But it did provide another example of what not to do.
        Thankful for the other lessons I learned. Including some more in patience, when it came to this example.

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