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September 2, 2017View for printing

Power and influence are often described as one and the same, but they are actually very different. My life in business has shown me that if you want to achieve lasting change, you must appreciate that difference.

When people talk about power, they usually think of it as the power of coercion: the ability to make others do what you want them to do. People are "subordinates," and they aren't asked for their thoughts or their consent. They are just told what to do. In this paradigm, power depends on coercion and punishment to ensure that instructions are followed.

By Jonathan Aberman

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