“The first responsibility of leadership is the creation of meaning.”—Warren Bennis. Welcome to the Sum, where I share my take on the meaning of sum of the week’s parts. I want your voice too. Leave comments here or @GloriaFeldt.
It’s about power this week.
Of course with me, every day of every week I’m obsessed with women’s relationship with power. That’s because it’s so central to the decisions women make to aim for those higher salaries and leadership positions, elective offices, and grander entrepreneurial ventures – or not. The relationship is so profound, it’s almost spiritual, and often fraught with ambivalence.
The news of the week reveals the two kinds of power I talk and teach about as the basis for changing the power paradigm: power over versus power TO.