One of the biggest misconception about power is that it requires formal authority. And perhaps even physical strength. Yet, Stuart Diamond, an award-winning negotiations professor and author of Getting More writes: "When you have less power, you learn to use tools that are more subtle, less noticeable, even invisible to those with raw power. There is less risk of retaliation."
According to Harvard's Joseph S. Nye, "Hard power can rest on inducements ('carrots') or threats (