Being empowered is important no matter which profession you are in. Here are some steps to help you get there.
Step 1: Know that having power is healthy Know that the desire for power is healthy. A lack of power can cause people to abuse others.
TIP: Bullies are people who try to steal power that they never had in the first place.
Step 2: Be likable Be likable. If people like to be around you, they will look to you for advise.
Step 3: Maintain credibility Maintain credibility. If you are credible, you will be better able to persuade others.
TIP: The ability to persuade others, whether through intellectual reasoning or through interpersonal skills, is a pathway to power.
Step 4: Create charisma Create charisma. Share a vision that has strong appeal and that energizes others.
Step 5: Acquire expertise Acquire expertise. Expertise can be exchanged for favors from others.
Step 6: Show integrity Show integrity. Be open with others and share information they have a right to know. Now all you need is the right opportunity to exercise all of your new found powers.
FACT: When Britain faced a Nazi invasion in 1940, the charismatic Prime Minister Winston Churchill acquired political power by rallying his country with the words, "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."