Conny Jasper

Power

Posted on: January 31, 2014

Modern research identifies 5, 7, or 10 different types of power. However, there are essentially two kinds of power: power over and power with.

“Power over” is based on control. Whereas, “power with” is based on cooperation.

Most of us are acclimated with power based on control. We live with various levels of social constructs that direct our lives.

Power based on cooperation is less familiar to us, and when we encounter it, we tend to be somewhat uncomfortable or even suspicious.

However, it is “power with” that allows us to connect, create, and flourish.

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