Don’t Let Power Get To Your Head

~by Haley Lynn Gray~

It is said that power corrupts.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.


I’m pretty sure that most of us think of ourselves as good people who know right from wrong. We know what we believe in. So why is it that people start to go bad? Or rather, why is it that they start to abuse the power that they’ve been given? For examples, I can point to the Christie mess in New York, or think about people I’ve known who were managers who took the opportunity to be a little extra mean to employees. Why is it that we behave that way?

We all think that we will be better than everyone else when we gain power. That we know what we’re doing, and of course, there’s no way we’ll behave poorly.  Seriously, it is all too easy to happen as you gain power, and as you begin to lead people. Avoid temptation, and don’t let power get to your head. I’ve had to learn that every time I start to think that I’m doing really well, I need to step back, and figure out what I’m doing wrong. That’s because it’s likely, the more that I think I’m doing everything right, the more that I’m actually doing wrong. Whether it’s the temptation to get people to do stuff they shouldn’t do, or that will benefit me, I think that you have to think about how it is perceived. Power – it’s an amazing thing. It can go right to your head. The feeling is awesome, like a drug.

Watch it. Don’t let power get to your head.

Meet the Author: Haley Lynn Gray

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Haley helps female entrepreneurs create a strategy plan for their businesses – so they can make enough money to spend quality time with their family, pay for their children’s dance lessons, pay bills – and not worry about where the next client is coming from.

Haley is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Leadership Girl. She helps other entrepreneurs build their businesses by sharing the benefits of her business education and experience through Business Coaching.

Whether you want to get a new business off the ground or expand an existing business, Haley can assist you.



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