Power. It corrupts the best and attracts the worst. Its allure is loved and despised. It brings more pain and less happiness. And yet, men chase it like wild animals. We cannot help ourselves. But not only can we not help ourselves, we are nothing without it. Welcome to earth, where women are born with value and men are born without it. Us men need to find our value. Women must preserve their deteriorating value, and men must accumulate it. We find it by earning, then providing. Our output is what defines us. And our level of output originates from the personal power we hold.
From all the literature I have come across on power, I find Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power to be the most effective and useful. This article will seek to deliver a different angle on power. It will focus on the accumulation of power through five facets relevant to any organisational hierarchy. Before reading further, read my thread on personal power HERE for a brief introduction of the five facets. Also go through the mandatory reading The Philosophy of Becoming High Value if you haven’t already.