Misuses of power cause enormous harm and suffering. Right uses of power are uses of a combination of personal and role power to resolve and repair harm, evolve situations and processes, and promote well-being and the common good. Even though we are all equal as human beings, the dynamics involved when there are differences in power because of role or status are complex and often under-acknowledged or disowned. Through engaging processes, practical skills, and grounded theory, this program provides the nuts and bolts for understanding, owning, and skillfully and ethically using the power and influence you already have in both up- and down-power situations. You will learn about standing in your strength while staying in your heart; resolving and repairing relational difficulties while staying connected; skillfully using feedback as an investment in relationship; and expanding and using multiple power parameters and your personal power style. This program will guide you in refining and mastering your relationship with your own power and with the power and influence of others on you.
Recommended reading: Barstow, Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics.