Affinity of Power

Power Introduction:

The concept of power is backed in research by David McClelland:

  1. Need for Power
  2. Need for Affiliation
  3. Need for Achievement

French & Raven’s 5 Bases of Power:

  1. Referent Power: Charismatic Leadership
  2. Legitimate Power: Formal Positional Leadership
  3. Expert Power: Knowledge-Based Leadership
  4. Reward Power: Transactional Leadership
  5. Coercive Power: Authoritative Leadership

*People seek to avoid Punishment & Strive for Rewards

Four Stages of Power

  1. Deriving Power from Others (i.e. Parents)
  2. Independent Powerfulness (i.e. Excessive Showiness)
  3. Helping Others (i.e. Executive Coach)
  4. Deriving Power from Higher Authority (Fortune 500 CEO)

The need for Power is universal basic need, but an excessive desire can and does lead to corruption.

This basic intro above is a precursor to opening new perspectives concerning the world around us…

We all Need Power – A Universal Human Need – Why is Power so Attractive?

  • Do we lack the Power we Desire?

Usually, and we strive through deliberate action to fulfill the need by way of the above 5 bases of power.

Lacking Power creates a Love of Rules to get Closer to Power because rules enable a power structure

  • Is there such an item as Ultimate Power?

Maybe, we would call it the creator of the universe but for humankind its not that simple.

  • If you had Complete Power, Would you be Corrupt? (i.e. Saddam Hussein)

The power to do whatever you please with whatever you want at any time and of Course we would all say, NO… but we are poor judgers of the future.

  • Is Not having Ultimate Power a Universal Law that Protects Humankind? (i.e. Law of Motion, Law of Gravity)

If so, this law is not explored at length as of yet.

  • Is Power as Conceptual as Time?

It exists whether we acknowledge it or not..

  • What is the Perception of Power? Is it Objective or Subjective?

Everyone has a different perception about the world around us based on our cultural values, education, environment, etc.

  • Is Power about Controlling or relinquishing Control? (i.e. Empowering Others)

True leadership and inner power concerns strategically relinquishing control, but unfortunately this pure perspective seems to be minimal when compared to the instinct to use Power to control through cohersion.

  • What is more important – External power or Internal power??
  • How can You Maximize Possession of Power without Hurting Anyone? (i.e. Senate vs. President) (checks and balance)

A very important question…

  • Who Controls the Perception of Power?

Maybe the perception of power is the truest form of power that goes undected because our cultural values tell us the system is created as just and whole to benefit our needs so the corrupt operations are accepted.

*Are we controlled by Institutional Power? (i.e. Parking Tickets, Taxes, etc…) “Control the people’s money and you control them”

Is Institutional Power Ethical? (Food for Thought)

Is the One who Controls the Perception of Power the Most Powerful?

Daily activities abide by rules governed by environment – Most are Man-Made to Control & Keep Order – Power Corrupts so it needs to be Monitored.

No one should have Ultimate Power because it will lead to destruction – Have you seen any movies lately concerning power?

Dictatorships in operation, from a distance, might seem fine and the people might justify the situation in order to have inner peace — but most of us know that this type of structure is inhumane and typically unfair to most.

Those who control the Perception of Power have the Ultimate Power over the Immediate Environment & the Human Need for this Power causes Institutional Struggles that have Reformulated Successful Societies over the Existence of Humankind – Have you read Machiavelli or 48 Laws of Power? Great books that are condemned because of the topic and style of writing, but if viewed through different lenses can provide great detail on how leadership and power operate in synchrony.

Fortunately, Ultimate Power does not exist – We all desire Power because it Creates a Sense of Self-Worth and a Sense of Control over the Environment. As Humans, we are Blessed with conscious awareness and the ability to perceive the Complexities of Power. Power is unseen and formed in our Collective Unconscious first described by Carl Jung. We are controlled by Power whether we like it or not. We hunger for the holy grail of power whether we acknowledge it or not and when in possession of expert, legitimate or any of the other types of power we should use this position for the greater good instead of greedy evil. Corrupt power at the highest levels of human hierarcharies have led to great destruction through world wars and financial collapse for centuries.  Abuse of power seems easier than applying this world changing ability of power control for the greater good because an inflated ego usually would reach for this perceived pinnacle of power through sheer motivation and dedication. Proper structures are necessary to prevent individualized power such as a board of directors, the United Nations, and the U.S. Senate.  These collective bodies prevent catastrophy when operated appropriately.

Power is Elusive – Power Controls – Power Dictates

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Overcoming Adversity: (Part 1 of 2)

Overcoming Adversity: (Part 1 of 2)

Adversity and Defeat: two terms no one wants to face. Why?

Because it takes too much effort – but, unfortunately, none of us will get through life without facing these obstacles.

I outline methods here that help us deal with these uncomfortable moments in life.

Adversity and Defeat are the universe’s way of disciplining us!

A direction is provided for us to follow, but we have to be aware of the new opportunity, and stay alert instead of letting the moment get us down.

We need to set a personal initiative to force our will to achieve no matter the resistance.

We can accomplish this with pure enthusiasm and by putting our inner strength into action.  Knowledge is power but only when we use it.

The key to overcoming adversity & defeat is to keep a positive mental attitude (I can, I will).

Examples:

  • Refrain from controversy
  • Set your mind to positive
  • Ask leading questions to draw people to what you want
  • Have a good laugh when irritated
  • Have gratitude for your experiences
  • Focus on the can-do, strength grows from struggles
  • There are no unprofitable experiences
  • Life is an education
  • Comment positively on others
  • Be critical about oneself
  • Do not accept anything that you do not desire
  • Stay engaged in your purpose in life

More Techniques:

If you feel sorry for yourself due to certain specific circumstances, find someone who is in a worse off position in life and understand that it could always be worse.

Choose a role-model that you look up to and emulate them, we all admire someone so why not choose the best.

Whatever the mind can conceive it can achieve.

“Your thoughts can become reality if you let them which is why we need to fight the negative and concentrate on the positive.”

Why do most people fail to live up to their potential?

Because they are told that they can’t!

We are told that we can only get so far in life or that we have to work to climb the ladder of success and that there is a system that we need to follow to get to our dreams.

These forces of culture have trained us to formulate our attitudes towards the world around us in a certain way which is why we have to train ourselves to be positive – it doesn’t come naturally.

Tune in for the conclusion!

Keith Lawrence Miller | The Elite Coach | The Million Dollar Coaching Company | http://EliteProCoach.com  | (855) My-Pro-Coach

Political Power Struggle, Corruption, and Unemployment

Political Power Struggle, Corruption, and Unemployment 

What is the connection?

This will shock you!!

Who will you choose to be the next President of the United States of America?

Does it really matter?

Will one person with mutually aligned values and principles really make a difference among a system where incentives rule the divide?

Can one person change a system that has been tweaked over the decades to aid politicians to meet their own greedy ends?

Did you see the 60 Minutes segment where law makers are allowed to use private information to trade stock options to make money before the information goes public?

Did you know that this behavior is the same behavior that is getting high profile traders and CEOs put in jail – Only the law makers are legally allowed to make money on this information before it goes public!!

  • Nancy Pelosi made a fortune with Visa options based on private information – Makes you think!!!

Did you know that most Politicians make less than 200k a year and the majority leave office multi-millionaires?

How does that happen?

Why did the whole Republican Party vote against every single proposal of our Democratic President?

Is it Conformity?

Is it Power?

Was it because ALL the proposals were no good?

What about the correlation between the OCCUPY movement and Unemployment?

Unemployment numbers are going down – Is it because people are getting jobs or is it from something else?

Did you know – If people are not receiving unemployment benefits then they are not considered unemployed…

If unemployment benefits are denied to qualified unemployed, then the unemployment number goes down, government looks successful, and the economy starts to get better – for investors.

Is this progress?

People that get laid off in exchange for offshoring are suffering to pay their bills and need assistance during transition.

I propose that there is a 9% known Unemployment + a 20% unknown Unemployment + a 20% Underemployment which = 50% + Americans that are NOT reaching their Potential.

The question I pose is – Why?

That question needs to be solved with a change of perspective and creative innovation that leads to positive change.

Keith Lawrence Miller | The Elite Coach | The Million Dollar Coaching Company | http://EliteProCoach.com  | (855) My-Pro-Coach | Free 15 Minute Laser Coaching Session

Political Power Struggle, Corruption, and Unemployment

Political Power Struggle, Corruption, and Unemployment 

What is the connection?

This will shock you!!

Who will you choose to be the next President of the United States of America?

Does it really matter?

Will one person with mutually aligned values and principles really make a difference among a system where incentives rule the divide?

Can one person change a system that has been tweaked over the decades to aid politicians to meet their own greedy ends?

Did you see the 60 Minutes segment where law makers are allowed to use private information to trade stock options to make money before the information goes public?

Did you know that this behavior is the same behavior that is getting high profile traders and CEOs put in jail – Only the law makers are legally allowed to make money on this information before it goes public!!

  • Nancy Pelosi made a fortune with Visa options based on private information – Makes you think!!!

Did you know that most Politicians make less than 200k a year and the majority leave office multi-millionaires?

How does that happen?

Why did the whole Republican Party vote against every single proposal of our Democratic President?

Is it Conformity?

Is it Power?

Was it because ALL the proposals were no good?

What about the correlation between the OCCUPY movement and Unemployment?

Unemployment numbers are going down – Is it because people are getting jobs or is it from something else?

Did you know – If people are not receiving unemployment benefits then they are not considered unemployed…

If unemployment benefits are denied to qualified unemployed, then the unemployment number goes down, government looks successful, and the economy starts to get better – for investors.

Is this progress?

People that get laid off in exchange for offshoring are suffering to pay their bills and need assistance during transition.

I propose that there is a 9% known Unemployment + a 20% unknown Unemployment + a 20% Underemployment which = 50% + Americans that are NOT reaching their Potential.

The question I pose is – Why?

That question needs to be solved with a change of perspective and creative innovation that leads to positive change.

Keith Lawrence Miller | The Elite Coach | The Million Dollar Coaching Company | http://EliteProCoach.com  | (855) My-Pro-Coach | Free 15 Minute Laser Coaching Session

Perception of Power

Quick Basic Research Introduction:

The concept of power is backed in research by David McClelland:

  1. Need for Power
  2. Need for Affiliation
  3. Need for Achievement

French & Raven’s 5 Bases of Power:

  1. Referent Power: Charismatic Leadership
  2. Legitimate Power: Formal Positional Leadership
  3. Expert Power: Knowledge-Based Leadership
  4. Reward Power: Transactional Leadership
  5. Coercive Power: Authoritative Leadership

*People seek to avoid Punishment & Strive for Rewards

Four Stages of Power

  1. Deriving Power from Others (i.e. Parents)
  2. Independent Powerfulness (i.e. Excessive Showiness)
  3. Helping Others (i.e. Executive Coach)
  4. Deriving Power from Higher Authority (GOD)

Power Corrupts – This basic intro is presented to get us on the same page…

We all Need Power – A Universal Human Need – Why is Power so Attractive?

Do we lack the Power we Desire?

Lacking Power creates a Love of Rules to get Closer to Power

Is there such an item as Ultimate Power?

If you had Complete Power, Would you be Corrupt? (i.e. Saddam Hussein) Of Course you say, NO…

Is Not having Ultimate Power a Universal Law that Protects Humankind? (i.e. Law of Motion)

Is Power as Conceptual as Time? It exists whether we acknowledge it or not

What is the Perception of Power? Is it Objective or Subjective?

Is Power about Control or Giving-up Control? (i.e. Empowering Others)

How can You Maximize Possession of Power without Hurting Anyone? (i.e. Senate vs. President)

A very important question that is unanswered!!!

Who Controls the Perception of Power?

*Are we controlled by Institutional Power? (i.e. Parking Tickets, Taxes, etc…)

Is it Ethical? (Food for Thought)

Is the One who Controls the Perception of Power the Most Powerful?

Daily activities abide by rules governed by environment – Most are Man-Made to Control & Keep Order – Power Corrupts so it needs to be Monitored.

No one should have Ultimate Power because it will lead to destruction – Have you seen any movies lately?

Those who control the Perception of Power have the Ultimate Power over the Immediate Environment & the Human Need for this Power causes Institutional Struggles that have Reformulated Successful Societies over the Existence of Humankind – Have you read Machiavelli or 48 Laws of Power?

Fortunately, Ultimate Power does not exist – We all desire Power because it Creates a Sense of Self-Worth and a Sense of Control over the Environment. As Humans, we are Blessed with conscious awareness and the ability to Perceive the Complexities of Power. Power is unseen & formed in our Collective Unconscious. We are controlled by Power whether we like it or not.

Power is Elusive – Power Controls – Power Dictates

Maybe that is why we want it….

 Keith Lawrence Miller | The Elite Coach | The Million Dollar Coaching Company | http://EliteProCoach.com  | (855) My-Pro-Coach

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