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Power Genes: Understanding Your Power Persona--and How to Wield It at Work by Maggie Craddock

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CONCLUSION

Wielding Your Personal Power

Honesty is a luxury owned by the powerful. Anyone who has ever watched a small child cower before an irritated parent or heard a junior employee tell a white lie to keep a demanding superior from getting testy realizes this. When you obscure your true intentions and your ability to be truthful feels compromised, it’s because you’ve sprung a power leak on some level.

As you continue to cycle through the four stages of the reconditioning process, you gradually cultivate the strength to own the truth about how your dormant and dominant power genes reflect your relationships with yourself. Whenever you experience a professional challenge, for example, whether it’s being overlooked because you don’t effectively ...

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