[… P]ower is not some scarce, limited resource that becomes depleted by being used. Instead, the more someone uses their power to get things done—including structuring the world around them and changing who works with and for them in ways that support themselves and their objectives—the more power they will have. Using power signals that you have it, and because people are attracted to power, the more you use your power and demonstrate that you are powerful, the more allies you will accumulate.

(Pfeffer 2022)


Pfeffer, Jeffrey. 2022. 7 Rules of Power: Surprising, but True, Advice on How to Get Things Done and Advance Your Career. Dallas, TX: Matt Holt Books, an imprint of BenBella Books, Inc.