94% of leaders surveyed by the Center for Creative Leadership rated themselves as being moderately to extremely powerful at work. It was also observed that there was a notable correlation between leaders' level in the organization and how powerful they believe themselves to be at work. On the other side of the coin, 28% of the leaders surveyed noted that power is misused by top leaders in their organization which echoes what Sir John Dalberg-Acton noted in the 1800s: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." The study also noted that the top three most frequently leveraged sources of power are: 1) The power of expertise 2) The power of information 3) The power of relationships The three sources of power leaders believe will be the most important to leverage in the next five years are: 1) The power of relationships 2) The power of information 3) The power to reward others The focus on this Let's Talk is on how we, as executives, can leverage our power (without becoming an asshole on the way up). Join our co-hosts: Lan Phan, Mita Mallick, Ali Levitan, and this week's special guest Adrienne Wallace, Marketing & Technology Brand Management Executive.
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