Successful creative networkers lend out their power. They delegate authority.
I am writing this while the world is divided over the issue how to deal with Syria. It is clear for many independent observers that President Assad has killed thousands of innocent civilians. And yet, he firmly holds on to his power. It wouldn’t surprise me if Assad actually believes he is the good guy, and that half of the Syrian population just refuses to acknowledge his great contributions and vision for the country.
Successful creative networkers lend out their power. They delegate.
I ran many two-day Management 3.0 classes. But I often let the participants choose the topics they wanted to discuss. Sometimes they changed the time slots. Sometimes they reorganized the class room. I didn’t mind. When they felt powerful, they were better able to share their thoughts with me, and then I was better able to tweak my message and influence them.
I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Assad is removed from his position due to lack of influence. Power is like a black hole. It has a tendency to accumulate more and more, but ultimately it just erodes and its influence seeps away. Great business transformers gain and keep influence by sharing the power they have. They ask themselves: