Power is a topic that many people find uncomfortable to discuss, yet the appropriate use of power affects all relationships, especially those between leaders and followers in the workplace. By understanding power we can learn to use it more effectively and justly; otherwise we risk relegating it to the shadows where it is prone to abuse and misuse. This article will discuss power in the context of David McClelland’s motivation theory, correlations between his theory and the Enneagram, and how the Enneagram can be used to develop a more mature relationship with power. While the concepts covered here affect all of the Ennea-types, the format and scope of this article limit the focus to the Three, Nine, and Eight…


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