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    "Powerlessness corrupts and absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely." What does this mean to you?

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    There is a zen sort of saying that reads, "those who gain power do so by giving it away." What does this mean to you - especially within an organizational context?

    Now, consider this: A fellow by the name of Lord Acton is attributed with saying, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." I want you to think about the reverse within an organizational--or even societal context: "Powerlessness corrupts and absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely." What does this mean to you?

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    "There is a zen sort of saying that reads, "those who gain power do so by giving it away." What does this mean to you--especially within an organizational context? "

    What this means to me is that managers/leaders become more "powerful" in the company and make more profits by empowering employees that report to them. By the manager/leader giving away the power to make front-line decisions and to ...

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