stanford graduate school of business professor

Personal Qualities that Create Power

Personal Qualities that Create Power

WILL

  • Ambition
  • Energy
  • Focus
  • Persistence and resilience

SKILL

  • Self-knowledge and self-reflection (Recognize your mistakes.)
  • Confidence
  • Empathic understanding of others (See the situation from their point of view.)
  • Ability to tolerate/manage/handle conflict

Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of Power: Why Some People Have It–And Others Don’t