Learning about Power from the Old Testament, a Mother’s Request of Jesus, and Kevin Durant

Weeks 18 & 19 of the NIV Leadership Bible focus on the importance of Power & Influence to leadership.  Power is essential to leadership.  Without it, leaders can’t lead.  Unfortunately, power and influence are not always used to help others.  If you’re a leader, you have power over others:  they listen to you, and you influence them.  What you do with that power and influence matters more than you may realize.

Last Wednesday’s Blog Post focused on 7 types of leadership power.  It’s important for leaders to understand their sources of power and how to best use them to serve others.  Today, we’ll take a look at what is arguably the most important source of power; what the Old Testament says about using power; and finally a mother’s request for her sons.  And, we’ll end with a great example of leadership power from earlier this week–Kevin Durant’s MVP acceptance speech…

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7 Types of Leadership Power

Weeks 18 & 19 of the NIV Leadership Bible focus on the important skills of Power & Influence in leadership relationships.  In seeking another perspective on these skills, I ran across What Keeps Leaders Up at Night by Nicole Lipkin.  A sought-after speaker, consultant, and executive coach, Lipkin holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and outlines the seven distinct types of power–and how to wield them–in this book that was just published last year.

Power comes in many different forms, and leaders need to learn how to handle each type.  “Power tends to get to people’s heads,” Lipkin explans.  “We’re not really trained to handle power well.”

To learn more about the seven types of power, click here