The Clash of Power and Authority

Why the Pursuit of Authority instead of Power Normally Leads to Transformational Change

by Troy Sanon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/9/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781984570710
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781984570727
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781984570703

About the Book

The Clash of Power and Authority seeks to answer a simple question: Why have so many people of humble backgrounds touched so many lives while many people of power have not made a positive impact? This reflection is crafted through my observation of people of power and experience working with people of authority. My thoughts have led to the emergence of the notion that there is a constant battle between power and authority.

This book is a testimony of my experience with such contrast at a young age while working with Jack Wall, a person of authority, who has dedicated his life to serving the poor. I have learned from Jack Wall that one can have a life of impact through the search for purpose. The principles urged by this book are offered as advice and can be applied by people of all ranks of life. Whether you are a young student or a professional, and whether you are building a family, a business, a ministry or a community, the driving force behind your action comes from how you respond to your call to serve.

This book challenges several standards of success assumptions, including the view that one can have an impact on society only if he or she has power, money and is well connected. I redefine success as the degree of our response to our calling and our commitment to that calling. The challenge that awaits everyone who wants to make an impact on society is to know how to obtain authority.

About the Author

Troy Sanon is a consultant in social business, strategic management and leadership development. He has worked on a broad range of issues within the field of social and economic development. He supports the development of local leadership, results-based management and the application of a market systems approach to development.

Troy has practical understanding and considerable knowledge in global development, cooperatives and enterprises. He has designed projects that obtained the support of various governmental and international organizations, development financial institutions and international NGO’s.

His work is focused on transformational development, small and medium-size businesses, public policy, public sector reform and trade. His formal training is in Business Administration with a concentration in community assets and cultural capital development. Troy firmly believes that all actions must be inspired by a vision to make the world better by answering the calling to foster real and transformational change.