‘Nice’ power is power which one gains and wields in such a socially/culturally approved ways and means. Others would describe such a person as nice, kind, or a good person. The exact definition is a bit vague and dependent on the social norms of the culture within which the person exists. Contrast it against ‘Mean’ power.

Example traits:

  • Not interested in power for the sake of power
  • Genuine in thought, action, and emotion
  • Speaks truth
  • Kind and supportive to others
  • Politically correct
  • Does ’the right thing’

The ideal leader will employ a combination of ’nice’ and ‘mean’ power.