“The higher a man stands on the social ladder, the greater the number of people he is connected with, the more power he has over other people, the more obvious is the predestination and inevitability of his every action.” Tolstoy (2008)

“Power is the ability to influence the behavior of others to get the outcomes one wants.”
— Nye Jr. (2005)

According to the Power Triangle Model, a strategically oriented network is a key success factor. And this includes various aspects that need to be considered. One aspect is emotion management. Other aspects to reflect:

Circles (e.g. numbers, rank): being part of others

Reputation: view of others

Infrastructure: access to others

Research in context of impACT Berlin and other impACT conferences will explore this topic in more detail.