Personal Power: How to Use It


What is power? We all know about traditional power sources, such as title, position or rank, but what about your power to influence others? Understanding the sources and nature of your personal power can help you learn how to create positive outcomes and make a difference in the world around you.

In this video, Dr. Melanie Cohen, IT Strategist with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, interviews Dr. Linda Smith of University of Maryland University College about personal power, its definitions and sources and how to use your personal power to affect positive change.

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  • What is your sphere of influence?
  • How do you use your personal power on a daily basis to affect change?

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