Use Of Power Quotes by George W. Bush, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Philip Zimbardo, Frederick Lenz, Al Gini, Laurence Steinberg and many others.
There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
All that has been integrated into NVC has been known for centuries about consciousness, language, communication skills, and use of power that enable us to maintain a perspective of empathy for ourselves and others, even under trying conditions.
As a result of the prison study, I really became more aware of the central role of power in our lives. I became more aware of the power I have as a teacher. I started consciously doing things to minimize the negative use of power in the classroom. I encouraged students to challenge me.
So the intelligent use of power is to never interfere with anyone else’s success. Use the power you get to just be more successful yourself.
The term power comes from the Latin posse- to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power. The central issue of power in leadership is not Will it be used? But rather Will it be used wisely and well?
What causes adolescents to rebel is not the assertion of authority but the arbitrary use of power, with little explanation of the rules and no involvement in the decision-making.
Parents learn the uses of power and its limits. They can insist on certain outward behavior but cannot change inner attitudes. They can require obedience but not goodness – and certainly not love.
I would define the proper use of power as something that creates happiness for yourself and others.
Power, as human beings exercise power, to me means the ability to change: the ability to change oneself, the ability to change one’s community. And the positive use of power is transformation of self and community toward a higher ideal, toward a healed world.
I don’t put much stock in powers that people have to hurt others, in sorcery and all this nonsense. There are murders and there are dictators. That is just a part of life. The intelligent use of power in yoga can assist you avoiding that side of humanity.
I leave you love. I leave you hope. I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another. I leave you respect for the use of power. I leave you faith. I leave you racial dignity.
Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
[On power:] Some people really have almost a disdain for that word. They feel it is alien to conscience. Power for power’s sake, no. But the positive use of power for positive purposes is very important. You have to understand that. You’ve got to have a seat at the policy table if you want to make a difference.
Nothing discloses real character like the use of power.
All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
Magic is the practice of causing change through the use of powers as yet not defined or accepted by science.
Leadership is the intelligent use of power.
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