Five Unexpected Workplace Powers

Five silhoutted people raising arms in power against a sunset sky
Photo by Guille Álvarez on Unsplash

A common fallacy I see in people looking to grow their career is believing that leadership equals management, that you’re only a leader when you have direct reports. These emerging leaders fail to realize that they can lead from any position.

One tool to help shift this limiting belief is the five unexpected workplace powers¹ of which a title — positional power—is only one. Understanding each power helps…



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Tutti Taygerly

Leadership coach & champion of difficult people; designer of human experiences; ex-Facebook; surfer, traveller, mom;